Dow Inc. recently released its second annual comprehensive Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report. According to Dow, its “Intersections” report reflects the interdependency between the environment and society, innovation and science, and collaboration and action. The report builds on 18 consecutive years of voluntary sustainability reporting and three years of inclusion and diversity reporting.

“The challenges facing our local and global communities are increasingly complex and interconnected, and demand a collaborative and integrated approach,” said Jim Fitterling, chairman and CEO. “They also require game-changing ideas fueled by science. As a science and technology company, we eagerly take on the responsibility for finding answers to the most pressing challenges of our time. This is central to our purpose as a company. It is central to our growth strategy. And it is central to driving best-in-class performance and accountability.”

Based on full-year 2021 data, the report focuses on key issues:

  • Executing on a plan to decarbonize and grow
  • Accelerating sustainability investments to enable design for recyclability and more circular plastics
  • Taking deliberate actions to drive inclusion, diversity, and equity
  • Mobilizing alliances of diverse stakeholders to create meaningful social change
  • Improving governance, transparency, and accountability

The 2021 “Intersections” ESG report includes disclosures prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Comprehensive option and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. In addition to the GRI and GHG, the report reflects disclosures aligned with the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and World Economic Forum (WEF) Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics.

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