The Dow Chemical Company puts a strong emphasis on both global citizenship and defining community success. The overarching goal and focus for Dow is to build sustainable communities within which they exist. Through their partnership with United Way, which dates back to more than 75 years, we have been able to work together to improve communities on a national scale and advance both of our missions.
Dow Chemical supports charitable initiatives focused on community success, science education and environmental stewardship. In efforts to build the workforce of tomorrow they collaborate with communities to “STEMtheGAP” and increase awareness of the job and economic opportunities aligned with a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Dow employees are also encouraged to give of their time and take on skills-based employee engagement assignments and volunteer opportunities through their Dow Sustainability Corps (DSC). Ultimately, their focus on community outreach is measured by leaving a positive impact on every community where they have operations.
Together, with United Way, they work to improve their communities within which they have a presence. By 2025 they have a goal of positively impacting the lives of 1 billion people, and United Way looks forward to partnering with them to achieve this milestone.