Dow Climate Change Transparency Recognized by CDP

Dow Receives 100% Disclosure Score and Earns Disclosure Leadership
Status on the Climate Disclosure Project for the Third Time.

MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has been recognized as a
leader in climate change reporting and disclosure by CDP, the
international not-for-profit that works to transform the way the world
does business to prevent climate change and protect our natural
resources. Dow earned the highest possible disclosure score of 100
percent. Dow has been selected to the S&P 500 Climate Disclosure
Leadership Index (CDLI) in 2015, which recognizes only the top 10
percent of companies reporting for disclosure of high-quality carbon
emissions and energy data.

“At Dow, we are committed to leading the transition to a sustainable
energy future, and the 2015 CDP score is one more step along our
journey,” said Seth Roberts, global energy director for Dow. “The future
of energy will require businesses to make the most efficient use of
available energy resources – including cost-effective, clean energy
alternatives, and our strategy is to find win-win solutions that are
good for the environment and good for business.”

Climate change reporting is increasingly becoming a priority for
external stakeholders, resulting in thousands of companies submitting
annual climate disclosures to CDP. Top scores indicate a high level of
transparency in the disclosure of climate change-related information,
providing investors with a level of comfort to assess corporate
accountability and preparedness for changing market demands and
emissions regulation.

“As the world looks beyond the Paris climate change negotiations and
prepares for a low carbon future, reliable information about how
companies are responding to the transition will be ever more valuable.
For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a
position on CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index,” said Paul
Dickinson, executive chairman and co-found of CDP.

The recognition is directly aligned with Dow’s 2025 Sustainability
Goals, whereby the Company seeks to advance the well-being of humanity
by helping lead the transition to a sustainable planet and society. As
part of the World-Leading Operations Performance Goal, Dow seeks to
achieve the following by 2025: maintain absolute greenhouse gas
emissions below our 2006 baseline; obtain 400 megawatts (MW) of power
from renewable sources; and ensure our trajectory for absolute emissions
from operations and purchased power meet internationally recognized
targets for a 2° maximum global temperature rise.

More information on sustainability at Dow – including annual and
quarterly reports, as well as details on the 2025 Goals – can be found
CDP’s annual global climate change report, along with the climate scores
of all companies publicly taking part in CDP’s climate change program
this year, is available on CDP’s

About Dow

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 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. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow
Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise
expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at


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