Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture.
In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. Dow Italia, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, was founded in Milan in 1960. With a diversified business portfolio to integrate science and technology, today Dow Italia is a company with a strong territorial presence and operates with six production facilities throughout the country.
Dow recently announced its 2025 Sustainability Goals, designed to redefine the role of business in society. Through these goals, Dow looks forward to collaborating with like-minded partners to advance the well-being of humanity by helping lead the transition to a sustainable planet and society. The 2025 Sustainability Goals are a continuation of the Company’s ambitious 2015 Sustainability Goals which have provided a roadmap for Dow since their introduction in 2006.