· Dow and USGBC launch Carbon Challenge to encourage reductions in buildings' operational carbon footprint. In a year time since 2019, the challenge received a total of 63 entries across 16 cities in Northern Asia covering about 7.5 million square meters. Jointly these buildings saved 38,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission were reduced year over year.
· Under Dow’s Official Carbon Partnership with the IOC, Dow and AEON- the largest retailer in Asia-signed a Carbon Project Agreement this year to reduce GHG emission and food loss by utilizing Dow technologies in food packaging solutions.
· Earlier this year, Dow announced 5M tonnes CO2e GHG emission reductions following the completion of annual third-party verification. Initiatives with the organizing committees of Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 and the IOC enabled carbon reductions in areas such as infrastructure, reforestation, manufacturing and packaging projects.