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Dow Develops Leaders While Addressing World Challenges

September 14, 2017 – Dow Leadership in Action Program has been redeployed with 43 Employees to Vietnam in Collaboration with Government, NGOs and Academic Partners.

In 2017, the 5th annual Leadership in Action (LIA) program attracts 43 employees from across the globe are collaborating with six strategic non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and universities in Hanoi and Hai Phong, Vietnam to address issues related to water quality and access, environmental cleanup, education and career readiness.

This year’s projects also include a special partnership with Ocean Conservancy to research and recommend waste solutions for non-biodegradable rural waste and to raise awareness of opportunities for the improvement of rural waste management issues globally. As part of this year’s program, Dow LIA, Ocean Conservancy and Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD) are teaming up on International Coastal Cleanup Day to help clean Vietnam’s coastlines. Additionally, Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business remains a key collaborator in continuing the Company’s commitment to combat marine plastic through its 30-year partnership with Ocean Conservancy – identifying main sources of marine debris and donating resources for the cause such as plastic trash bags made from 100 percent recycled barrier film scrap and Dow RETAIN™ modifiers that are being used to clean up beaches during the International Coastal Cleanup.

The Benchmarking and Recovering of Water in West Lake project, in co-operated with Centre of Environment and Community Research

“Dow has been contributing to Vietnam’s industrial growth by bringing a wide range of advanced products to various manufacturing industries over the last 22 years. The Leadership in Action program further affirms our long-term commitment to the country on its sustainable development. The six projects will address pressing challenges in the country, and contribute to the betterment of the Vietnamese community,” said Sasama Tomoyuki, General Director of Dow Vietnam LLC.

To date, LIA has engaged 202 employees who have worked with 35 NGOs to benefit communities in the Philippines, Ghana, Ethiopia and Indonesia. For Dow, the benefits of these projects intersect its global citizenship, sustainability, business and employee development efforts.

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