Dow, the giant multinational chemical corporation has this week released its 2015 Sustainability Report culminating Dows decade-long 2015 Sustainability Goals. Working across the areas of food, water and energy and continuing its commitment to operational excellence it was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines the most widely used framework for sustainability reporting used globally by businesses, governments and other organizations.
The report focusses on the last ten years, and outlines the Companys 2025 Sustainability Goals andcommitment to redefine the role of business at its intersection with society.
Sustainability is an integral part of who we are as a Company and how we do business, said Andrew N. Liveris,chairman and chief executive officer. Dow is at the forefront of innovation, technology and science, which puts us in a unique position to help solve the problems facing the planet today. More than two decades into our sustainability journey, we continue to raise the bar not just for ourselves, but also for our industry and the global business community.
Overall, Dows 2015 goals resulted in significant, quantifiable improvements for the Company ( @)in personal safety, environmental performance and economic value creation. As Dow strives to continuously set the standard for sustainability, it renewed its commitment with the launch of Dows 2025 Sustainability Goals the Companys third set of 10-year goals. Dows 2025 Sustainability Goals serve as the next chapter in its sustainability journey
Our 2015 Sustainability Goals focused on expanding our efforts into products and solutions that helped our customers and the world to save energy, grow better food, and create clean water supplies without losing sight of our operational footprint, said Neil C. Hawkins, corporate vice president and chief sustainability officer. Over the next decade, we will continue to reduce our own operational footprint, deliver ever-increasing value to customers and society through our ‘handprint’ of products and solutions and develop and deliver blueprints for a sustainable planet and society.
The 2015 Sustainability Report includes Dows collective achievements for all the 2015 goals, including highlights aligned to the Breakthroughs for World Challenges goal and improvements to Dows operational performance.
- BETAMATE Structural Adhesivesare an enabling technology for dissimilar material assembly, which enables improved vehicle safety and durability while optimizing weight reduction. As a result, 23 million tons of CO2 emissions and 10 billion liters of gasoline have been saved since 1999.
- Since 2005, DowsOmega-9 oilseliminated more than 1.5 million pounds of trans and saturated fat from the North American diet. Omega-9 oils address an important society need to improve the fat profile of popular foods and decrease the instances of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and coronary disease.
- DowsFILMTEC ECO Reverse Osmosis Elementsdeliver 40 percent better purification with 30 percent less energy than industry standard reverse osmosis, resulting in an ecologic and economic win.
- LIFEBUOY Soap featuring POLYOX water-soluble polymersfrom Dow delivers a positive impact on health and hygiene and most importantly, helps save lives around the world. Created in partnership with Unilever, Dows technologies enable LIFEBUOY Soap to be longer lasting, more affordable, and easier to lather.
- Since 2005, Dow achieved on average a 75 percent improvement in key indicators for Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and operational excellence, including:
- 1,500 fewer injuries and illnesses;
- 400 fewer process safety incidents; and
- Added 545MW of clean power capacity.
You can read the full2015 Sustainability Reportby clicking the link.
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