Company offers science and innovation expertise to develop
scalable solutions that close resource loops
MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) is the latest global company to join
the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s
pre-competitive innovation program. The CE100 commitment aligns to Dow’s
2025 Sustainability Goal, “Advancing a Circular Economy,” and convenes
stakeholder groups and organizations to learn, collaborate, network and
build capacity in order to realize and achieve their circular economy
ambitions faster. By collaborating with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
and joining industry partners on this endeavor, Dow will expand its
efforts in helping to lead the transition to a circular economy that
recycles, reuses and remanufactures goods.
“Dow is honored to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 network.
This is a great opportunity to foster collaborations that can advance
circular economy solutions across multiple value chains and
geographies,” said Dr. Neil Hawkins, Dow’s corporate vice president and
chief sustainability officer.
As part of the program, Dow will offer a platform for material and
chemical innovation. The Company will lend its science and innovative
expertise to help develop scalable solutions to enable purity of
materials, an essential aspect for effective materials flow within the
“The move to a circular economy will require a broad spectrum of
innovation. Dow brings to the CE100 a strong track record of research
and development, and we are looking forward to seeing how this expertise
will contribute to the network, to open up new opportunities for
collaboration and innovation,” said Casper Jorna, CE100 program lead for
the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Dow is proud of its recent circular economy breakthrough innovations,
Dow’s Water and Process Solutions (DW&PS) business focused on water
purification technology that offers ecological and economical value by
increasing sustainability over time. DOW FILMTEC™ ECO Reverse Osmosis
elements deliver 40 percent improved water purification while using 30
percent less energy.
Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics (DP&SP) business partnered with
the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Accredo Packaging to produce
Seventh Generation’s first recyclable Dishwasher Pods packaging. The
pouches, which do not sacrifice performance or aesthetics, can be
recycled at more than 18,000 store drop-off locations throughout North
As part of Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals, the Company will partner
with other industry leaders, non-profit organizations and governments to
deliver six major circular economy projects to facilitate the world’s
transition to a circular economy. Through its innovation and science
expertise, Dow is committed to delivering solutions that optimize the
design, production, use and recovery phases of products and services and
close resource loops to benefit society.
For more on the CEO100 program and its members, visit www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/ce100.
Dow (NYSE: 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 material, polymer,
chemical and biological science 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 2015, Dow
had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500
people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 product families are
manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References
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consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More
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