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Dow Chemical Company to Support Habitat for Humanity Construction Project in Colombia
Dow Chemical Company to Support Habitat for Humanity Construction Project in Colombia

2 years ago - The Dow Chemical Company, now in its 35th year of supporting Atlanta-based nonprofit Habitat for Humanity, recently announced that Colombia will be the site of one of the builds that the two organizations collaborate on this year. The project in Tenjo, just outside of the capital of Bogotá, is unique in that it will be a pilot project for 2017 that uses the company’s polyurethane materials in PVC panels that will form the structure’s walls.

2,000 Dow Volunteers and New Technology Set the Stage for 2017 Partnership with Habitat for Humanity
2,000 Dow Volunteers and New Technology Set the Stage for 2017 Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

2 years ago - This year, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Habitat for Humanity enter their 35th year of partnership and will add new technologies to help make communities healthier and homes more sustainable for families in need of decent and affordable housing. In 2017, Dow will support 42 Habitat projects in 19 countries through employee volunteerism, product donations and financial support. Dow has committed more than $1.4 million to support these projects and more than 2,000 employees are anticipated to volunteer building homes alongside future homeowners.

Fellowship Program Equips Business Leaders to Drive Impact Through Innovation
Fellowship Program Equips Business Leaders to Drive Impact Through Innovation

2 years ago - With growing demand for business leaders to embrace progressive business practices that respect both people and planet showing no sign of slowing down, it is now more important than ever to empower high-potential professionals to innovate and lead change. Companies already have social intrapreneurs in their midst — accomplished innovators inside companies — whose efforts are helping them meet these new sets of pressures and expectations.

As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging
As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging

2 years ago - Environmental and corporate social responsibility non-profit As You Sow has called upon four major US companies — Amazon, McDonald’s, Target and Walmart — to ditch polystyrene foam packaging from their operations. And they’re not the only ones: A new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, endorsed by leaders of 15 global brands, has also called for globally replacing polystyrene.

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Dow’s Energy Efficiency Innovations Support Advancement of Green Technology Development in China
Dow’s Energy Efficiency Innovations Support Advancement of Green Technology Development in China

2 years ago - Multiple technologies from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) have been recommended for use in projects supported by the U.S.-China Building Efficiency and Green Development Fund. The Fund is a public-private partnership convened by the Paulson Institute that provides financing to bring innovative technologies from the United States to China in an effort to reduce building-energy emissions.

New York City’s Street Tree Map Proves Ecological, Economic Benefits of Urban Greenery
New York City’s Street Tree Map Proves Ecological, Economic Benefits of Urban Greenery

2 years ago - The value of ecosystem services has, up until recently, gone largely unrecognized by governments and corporations. While nature is inherently valuable for a variety of obvious reasons, putting a price tag on it isn’t exactly a straightforward process.

The Year in Review: Sustainability Leaders Raise the Bar Rather Than Toe the Line
The Year in Review: Sustainability Leaders Raise the Bar Rather Than Toe the Line

2 years ago - While in the past I have written summaries that looked back on accomplishments and challenges in sustainable development over the last 12 months, this year, I’ve decided to take a different approach. Instead, on the heels of COP22, I asked sustainability leaders to share their thoughts about where things are today, and where they see things going. Of course many were encouraged by the more than 365 companies that pledged to continue their carbon-reduction efforts at that meeting in Marrakech.

Dow Pledges $2.8M to Help Advance Solutions to Ocean Plastic Waste
Dow Pledges $2.8M to Help Advance Solutions to Ocean Plastic Waste

2 years ago - The Dow Chemical Company has announced that it has committed $2.8 million over the next two years to drive solutions that address global marine debris and litter. The company made the announcement on Friday, September 16th, at the inaugural Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Revolutionary Program to Convert Previously Non-Recycled Plastics into Energy Launches in the Omaha Area
Revolutionary Program to Convert Previously Non-Recycled Plastics into Energy Launches in the Omaha Area

2 years ago - Hefty Energy Bag - a unique program designed to convert previously non-recycled plastics into energy, recently launched in the Omaha area. Plastics collected through the program will be sorted at a local recycling facility and converted into energy used in cement production. The program’s initial phase could divert an estimated 36 tons of previously non-recycled plastic from Omaha area landfills, equivalent to the use of 50 tons of coal.

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Dow Launches First Pack Studios in North America Focused On Laminating Adhesives
Dow Launches First Pack Studios in North America Focused On Laminating Adhesives

2 years ago - The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) business opened its first Pack Studios focused on laminating adhesive in North America, which is the Company’s seventh Pack Studios location globally. This announcement follows the opening of Pack Studios Singapore in August. Pack Studios Ringwood is aimed at accelerating a range of plastics applications including laminating adhesives projects through a global network of laboratories, technical experts and testing equipment; Dow’s Pack Studios enable a collaborative innovation process that helps customers deliver faster and more efficient commercialization of new and improved products.

New Dow Product Line Helps Maximize Industrial Water Recovery, Minimize Waste
New Dow Product Line Helps Maximize Industrial Water Recovery, Minimize Waste

2 years ago - Cost of water on the front end and discharge fees on the other end are squeezing industrial water users. Increasing water efficiency is a clear solution but facilities reusing and recycling must now treat water that is more fouled and more expensive to treat.

Dow Commits $2.8 Million Toward Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Marine Debris
Dow Commits $2.8 Million Toward Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Marine Debris

2 years ago - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it has committed to spend $2.8 million over the next two years to drive solutions that address global marine debris and litter. The company made the announcement on Friday, September 16th at the inaugural Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Dow, in alignment with the global plastics industry and key association partners, recognizes marine debris and litter as a critical issue and is committed to collaborating to address this global challenge with effective science-based solutions.

Dow Commits $2.8 Million Toward Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Marine Debris
Dow Commits $2.8 Million Toward Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Marine Debris

2 years ago - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced on September 16, 2016 that it has committed to spend $2.8 million over the next two years to drive solutions that address global marine debris and litter. The company made the announcement on Friday, September 16th at the inaugural Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Dow, in alignment with the global plastics industry and key association partners, recognizes marine debris and litter as a critical issue and is committed to collaborating to address this global challenge with effective science-based solutions.

Dow Helps Address Sustainability Challenges
Dow Helps Address Sustainability Challenges

2 years ago - New York-listed Dow Chemical Company is working closely with six non-profit organizations in Cebu to help address pressing local challenges. Through the company's Leadership in Action (LIA), 40 DOW employees have formed teams to work on six important projects in Cebu that seek to advance access to water, increase production of high-quality food crops, and support product commercialization, among other challenges. The Philippines is the second country in Asia selected by the company to develop solutions to address local critical needs. The program also enables new leadership development opportunities for Dow employees and a chance for them to learn more about realities of international business and identify new business opportunities.

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Dow Celebrates its 50,000th Habitat for Humanity Home
Dow Celebrates its 50,000th Habitat for Humanity Home

2 years ago - For 34 years, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help families around the world obtain decent, affordable housing. The Company is celebrating the 50,000th Habitat home that it has supported through product or volunteer contributions. For this milestone build, Dow is partnering with Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity to build a new home in Freeland, Mich. From August 18 to September 9, Dow volunteers will work alongside the future homeowners, who have been working diligently with Habitat for several years to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Volunteers from Freeland area churches and Thrivent Financial will also lend a helping hand on the project.

Dow and Rio 2016 Delivering an Unprecedented Carbon Legacy in Brazil
Dow and Rio 2016 Delivering an Unprecedented Carbon Legacy in Brazil

3 years ago - The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are making history by leaving a significant legacy of low-carbon technologies in Latin America while set to balance 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents (CO2e). The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games and Official Carbon Partner of Rio 2016, announced today that more than 2 million tonnes of third-party-verified greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions are projected to be delivered by all projects and actions implemented to fulfill the commitment of hosting a global event with minimal carbon impact. Through unique cross-sector collaboration, the Olympic Games act as a catalyst for the adoption of more sustainable solutions that are relevant to the economy and society.

#BusinessCase: Dow Continues to Show Positive Return on Pursuing Sustainability Goals
#BusinessCase: Dow Continues to Show Positive Return on Pursuing Sustainability Goals

3 years ago - Last week, The Dow Chemical Company released its 2015 Sustainability Report, which examined the company’s journey toward reaching its 2015 goals and what it’s already achieved looking ahead to 2025. I caught up with corporate VP and Chief Sustainability Officer Neil Hawkins to learn more.

Dow Celebrates Achieving 2015 Goals, Looks Ahead to 2025 in New Sustainability Report
Dow Celebrates Achieving 2015 Goals, Looks Ahead to 2025 in New Sustainability Report

3 years ago - On Monday, The Dow Chemical Company released its 2015 Sustainability Report, culminating Dow’s decade-long 2015 Sustainability Goals, which centered on producing solutions to global challenges including the areas of food, water and energy and continuing its commitment to operational excellence.

Global 500 Decoupling Emissions, Revenue Growth; Data Offers Hope for COP21 Targets
Global 500 Decoupling Emissions, Revenue Growth; Data Offers Hope for COP21 Targets

3 years ago - For the first time, data has shown a decoupling between revenue growth and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions output among the world’s 500 largest businesses (Global 500), according to a Thompson Reuters report released today. While as a group the companies are not yet reducing their emissions at a rate that follows the global scientific consensus on the risks of climate change, the slight improvement over the past five years offers a glimmer of hope.

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Trending: Flexible Plastic Pouches, Coffee Cups (Finally) Ready for Recycling
Trending: Flexible Plastic Pouches, Coffee Cups (Finally) Ready for Recycling

3 years ago - Earlier this year, Chef-turned-waste-activist Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall drew attention to the huge problem of coffee cup waste. He claimed that in the U.K., less than 6 million takeaway hot beverage cups are recycled each year, while 7 million are thrown out each day, and specifically called on Starbucks and Costa to be more transparent about their cups.

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