Dow publishes its valuing nature blueprint; latest addition to the Company’s blueprints for a more sustainable future
Outlines steps to build the case for integration of nature into business decisions and collaborating with others who share our vision
MIDLAND, Michigan – April 22, 2022 – Materials sciences leader Dow (NYSE: DOW) has published its blueprint for valuing nature, which is the latest addition to the Company’s 2025 Sustainability Goal: Leading the Blueprint. It takes stakeholders through the six steps of the nature journey, as defined by the Valuing Nature goal team and developed with Dow’s decade-long collaborator on the goal, The Nature Conservancy: set the vision; build awareness; embed tools; collaborate externally; track progress; and inspire & grow. Dow shares this blueprint with the hope that its stakeholders will follow its path of collaborating and advancing sustainability through embracing nature and the benefits it offers.
“The Valuing Nature goal is more than halfway to its $1 billion target of delivering value through business-driven projects that enhance nature. The work has resulted in a collection of best practices and effective collaborations addressing the most pressing global challenges today,” said Andre Argenton, Dow’s chief sustainability officer and vice president of Environment, Health and Safety. “With the release of this blueprint, we invite other companies and stakeholders to leverage the blueprint and seek to value nature in business decisions through projects that are both good for companies and better for ecosystems.”
Something for Everyone – Inside the Blueprint
In addition to guiding stakeholders through the Valuing Nature journey, they can find more than 10 case studies, videos and previous examples of how Dow, through partnership and collaboration, has enhanced ecosystem services and the surrounding community at several of its sites around the world. This blueprint also contains nature-based project results, links to publicly available tools, a glimpse of Dow’s integral partnerships and how the Company is performing against its 2025 goals.
Dow acknowledges that it must continue to partner with others to create a more sustainable planet and is committed to sharing its insight with the world as the goal progresses. Dow invites everyone — from students to environmentalists and business leaders — to dive into its newly released blueprints and reflect on how these learnings can be replicated in future projects.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com