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The Case for Collaboration on Sustainability: Business Growth and Breakthroughs -- The Dow Chemical ExperienceAdam MuellerweissMartina BianchiniLinda Lim : 

The Case for Collaboration on Sustainability: Business Growth and Breakthroughs -- The Dow Chemical ExperienceAdam MuellerweissMartina BianchiniLinda Lim

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Our Vision To be the largest, most profitable and most respected chemical company in the world. Our Mission To constantly improve what is essential to human progress by mastering science and technology.

About The Dow Chemical Company : 

About The Dow Chemical Company

Who we are : 

Who we are A science and technology company with annual sales of $54 billion Founded in 1897 by Herbert H. Dow in Midland, Michigan Supplies more than 3,100 products to customers in 160 countries Operates 150 manufacturing sites in 35 countries and employs 46,000 people

What we do : 

What we do We connect chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. We make innovative products that reduce energy use including Building insulation Solutions for fuel-efficent vehicles Technology to enable wind power And working to integrate solar systems into building materials.

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What is Sustainability?

Sustainability : 

Sustainability Sustainability requires making every decision with the future in mind. It is our relationship with the world around us – creating economic prosperity and social value while contributing to the preservation of our planet.

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Our Journey

Setting the Standard for Sustainability : 

Setting the Standard for Sustainability We are keenly focused on improving our EH&S performance. But our efforts extend beyond fence lines, beyond our communities, beyond borders. We are applying chemistry to support a sustainable future for our world. Rising to that challenge creates dynamic new innovations, collaborations, partnerships.

Our Sustainability Efforts Have : 

Our Sustainability Efforts Have Reduced solid waste by 1.6 billion pounds Reduced waste water by 183 billion pounds Saved 900 million BTUs of energy Reduced our absolute greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 percent Provided a return of $5 billion savings on an investment of $1 billion

2015 Sustainability Goals : 

2015 Sustainability Goals Our goals were inspired by the UN Millennium Development Goals and are consistent with the science and technology we do best. The seven 2015 Goal components- Local Protection of Human Health & Environment- Contributing to Community Success- Product Safety Leadership- Sustainable Chemistry- Breakthroughs to World Challenges- Energy Efficiency and Conservation- Addressing Climate Change

Examples of Collaboration : 

Examples of Collaboration

Examples : 

Examples Water Energy & Climate Change Regional Examples Sustainability Education

The Critical Role of Media : 

The Critical Role of Media

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