Dow Redefines Employee Volunteerism During Pandemic and Delivers Close to 3,000 Hours

Corunna, Ont. – December 17, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused changes to businesses, borders and individual behaviours, Dow was challenged to create meaningful volunteer experiences for employees. And Dow employees delivered.

“This year, 400 Dow Canada employees volunteered close to 3,000 hours to support non-profits, school and municipalities,” said Tyler Edgington, president of Dow Canada. “This year has been like no other, but one thing has not changed: Dow’s commitment to the well-being of the communities where our workforce and their families live. Even during the uncertain times of a global pandemic, team Dow is still here to help.”

This year, Dow’s St. Clair River site in Corunna was proud to support the following organizations: Mike Weir Foundation in support of ACCESS Open Minds Project in Sarnia-Lambton, Operation Christmas Tree, Royal Canadian Legion branch 447, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Corunna Volunteer Firefighters’ Association, United Way of Sarnia-Lambton, Captain Kidd Days, Bluewater Health Foundation, Indspire, Let’s Talk Science, Enactus and Green Learning.

To ensure employer-organized volunteer events remain a priority, Dow partners with the Families First Society in Fort Saskatchewan to employ a corporate volunteer manager. “We know that it takes a village to create healthy and strong communities – this year, that’s truer than ever,” said Jacqueline Dagneau, executive director of Families First Society. “We are grateful to partner with Dow’s volunteer manager, Alana Seymour. She helps inspire Dow employees to volunteer here, in Fort Saskatchewan, and in other company locations such as  Calgary, home to Dow Canada’s head office; Lacombe County, home to the Prentiss site; Corunna, Ontario home to the St. Clair River site; and Toronto, home to both their West Hill site and Eastern Canada Regional Sales Centre.”

Dow’s community support is focused in three areas: Developing tomorrow’s innovators by supporting science, technology, engineering and math programs; advancing sustainable solutions to drive progress toward a more circular economy; and building inclusive communities by partnering with local organizations to create more inclusive places to live and work.

“Partnering with organizations to build resilient communities in our operational areas has always been a priority for us,” said Rudy Bhola, Dow St. Clair River site leader in Corunna. “Employees dedicate their time and talents to engage for impact in the communities where we operate, and we expect to invest in our communities through volunteering, donations and sponsorship in 2021.”

For more information on to submit a request to partner with Dow Canada, please visit dowcanada.com and click on Global Citizenship.

 

About Dow Canada

Dow Canada, a subsidiary of Dow, employs approximately 850 people in Canada. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Dow Canada has four manufacturing locations: Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss (Lacombe County) in Alberta and West Hill (Toronto) and St. Clair River (Corunna) in Ontario. Dow Canada’s Eastern Canada Regional Sales Centre is located in downtown Toronto. Dow produces polyethylene in Alberta. The St Clair River site modifies polyethylene and polypropylene. Both polyethylene and polypropylene products are used to make a broad range of innovative and technology-based products and solutions in the packaging, industrial and infrastructure, and consumer care industries.  At the West Hill location, Dow manufactures water-based emulsions, which go into a variety of products, the biggest single application being latex paint. For more information, please visit www.dowcanada.com

 

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Jess MacDonald                                                       
Site public affairs manager                                        
780-667-9344                                                             
jmacdonald1@dow.com

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