By Mary Draves | Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety
Ten years ago, The Nature Conservancy and Dow came together to answer a basic question: How can we work together to make the business case for nature? Speaking from the Detroit Economic Club, the CEOs of Dow and The Nature Conservancy announced that one of world’s largest science and technology companies and one of the world’s largest environmental nonprofits would join forces to figure out how to value the services of nature in order to make better business decisions.
MIDLAND, Mich., January 25 /3BL Media/ - Dow (NYSE:DOW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) celebrated the 10-year milestone of their unique collaboration to demonstrate the business case for valuing nature in business decisions.
Our first female research scientist, Sylvia Stoesser, Ph.D., began working for Dow in 1929. Dr. Stoesser went on to hold 29 patents, five of which led to a process which enabled the Dowell Division — a billion-dollar-a-year business. She also laid the important groundwork for the polystyrene used in a variety of plastics today.
Women in science have shaped the face of industry and continue to do so to this day. Learn more about Dr. Stoesser and her important contributions to the field of chemistry.
As President Joe Biden took office yesterday, our nation faces critical and urgent issues: a global pandemic, extraordinary economic challenges and political unrest following the siege on the U.S. Capitol.
by Nancy Lamb, global director for Corporate Citizenship, president of the Dow Company Foundation
To our workforce going above and beyond... thank you.
This year we have all experienced real challenges – whether you are in the private, public or nonprofit sector – every industry in every corner of the globe has been touched by the events of this year. Every employee, neighbor, family member, friend… in every population… has been personally impacted by one or more natural disasters, a global health pandemic and racial injustices.
Dow has long recognized that energy efficiency and conservation ideas can come from anywhere in the company.
Our Dow teams continue to find creative ways to optimize energy use and reduce waste, helping us advance our sustainability goals and save costs. In 2020, Dow was recognized with three American Chemical Council (ACC) Responsible Care® Awards for projects that minimized energy use and waste.