Dow (NYSE: DOW) has, for over 117 years, been combining 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. These customers often operate in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings, and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. The company conducts its worldwide operations through global businesses, which are reported in five operating segments: Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Agricultural Sciences, Performance Plastics, and Performance Materials & Chemicals.
Dow people around the world develop solutions for society based on Dow's inherent strength in science and technology. For over two decades we have embraced and advocated Responsible Care® — a voluntary industry-wide commitment to safely handle our chemicals from inception in the laboratory to ultimate disposal. This worldwide commitment helps consumers lead better lives, customers succeed, stockholders prosper, employees achieve, and communities thrive.
Dow's policy is to be lawful, highly-principled and socially responsible in all of its business practices. Dow expects employees to learn and comply with all company policies and laws applicable to their job responsibilities and to adhere to the guiding principles outlined in this Code.
Developed and endorsed by company management, the Dow Quality Management System ensures that customers receive quality, reliability, and integrity in the products and services Dow provides to them, and that customers’ needs and requirements are met. The system calls for strict adherence to specifications, as well as regulatory and quality requirements.
Diversity & Inclusion
At Dow, diversity and inclusion are an integral part of our work environment. We value the differing experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives among our employees, and draw from those differences to fuel innovation. We are committed to building a vibrant, diverse, and talented employee base - and helping each employee grow and develop as part of Dow's inclusive global community.
When you choose a product from Dow, you’ll enjoy the confidence in knowing that the product was built to last. In fact, when it comes to Dow, you should know:
Our products have been trusted and recognized in the building industry for more than 60 years.
Recently, we were ranked 127 in the Global 500 by Fortune magazine.
Using our rich history and vast experiences, we’re creating new technology that will help power the world into the next century.
From our partners to homeowners, you can trust that we’re dedicated to the longterm viability of solar as an energy resource. We’ve worked hard to make the energy of tomorrow available today.
But our commitment to energy doesn’t just end with solar power. Here are a few other ways we’ve helped improve energy efficiency:
Since 1994, we’ve spent $9 billion to improve energy intensity performance.
Our insulation products, such as STYROFOAM™ Brand insulation, also help consumers become more energy efficient by lowering heating and cooling costs.
Through our innovations, we’ve worked hard to avert hundreds of millions of metric tons of CO2 emissions every year*.
*Dow Chemical Company 2009 Annual Report.
Most importantly, as one of the world’s largest chemical manufacturers and largest producers of plastics, we have the resources and expertise to make solar attainable.
DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles have completely changed the way the world looks at roofs, simply by making them work harder. Instead of merely lying passively on your house, these shingles generate electricity from the sun’s rays to power your life – while still keeping everything inside protected from the elements. And between making electricity, saving you money and increasing your home’s value, they’re one of the smartest investments you can make for your home.
From rooftop to fuse box, DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles are a complete system for converting the sun’s rays into electricity. Unlike other solar alternatives, everything in your POWERHOUSE system is provided and backed by Dow.
This new roofing solution is a system that includes a custom-designed array for your home based on its size, its style, your budget, and, of course, your energy-saving goals. There’s also an inverter that converts the Direct Current (DC) power into Alternating Current (AC) to power the home. And finally, the available monitoring system lets you watch and manage your electricity usage in real time. It’s a great way to see exactly how your system is performing and saving you money. Of course, the credits that show up on your electric bill are also proof of how much money DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles are saving you.
Check out how this revolutionary system works.
The Dow Solar team will work directly with you to design your powerful new roof, review financial incentives available to you, and create a custom proposal for your home. We partner with local authorized installers to install Solar Shingles just like ordinary shingles so that you can quickly have your system up and running while only needing one point of contact for your entire roof.
As for their looks, DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles are designed to complement any design. Sleek and thin, they’re impressive from all angles and are at home in the most exclusive neighborhoods. See how DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles look on your roof.
DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles have an integrated design that complements the look of your home. They’ve been endorsed by the most discriminating homeowners associations and even approved for use on historic structures.
Unlike a traditional roof, DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles create value for your home every day they’re working for you. For every $1 more you invest in a DOW POWERHOUSE roof, you’ll receive up to $4 back in energy savings. On top of that, you’ll get 70% of your investment back in added value to your home. Those savings really add up to be a smart investment over the life of your roof.
Dow Solar offers financing for Solar Shingles. For the same price as a conventional roof, you can have a roof that makes money for you.
With money-saving utility reductions, a 30% federal tax credit, and powerful state and local utility company incentives, there’s never been a better time to make the switch to solar power.
DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles are ready to greet the sunlight, but they’re also ready to stand up to wind, rain, snow, hail and fire. They’ve passed and earned seven certifications for both performance and safety, which means they’ve been tested, retested, validated and certified to stand up to the worst of the worst — including 150 mph winds and hail as large as 1¼". They’ve been designed to be maintenance free and to give your home every bit of the protection you’d demand from an ordinary roof.
And that protection is guaranteed by a 20-year warranty from Dow. Confidently made in the U.S.A. by one of America’s most trusted names in building materials, you can be sure your home is protected and powered by one of the most advanced roofs in the world.