Dow and Habitat share a goal to develop communities by building, repairing and rehabilitating houses. Dow's partnership with Habitat focuses on finding creative ways to leverage its products, experience in energy efficiency and conservation, and people to have a positive impact on the need for affordable housing. Dow also works with Habitat by providing personnel who serve as board members at the local and international levels.
Dow engages a holistic approach with Habitat, contributing not only funds and energy saving insulation products, but significant volunteer support that is needed to bring construction projects and the homeowners' dreams to life. This approach aligns with a number of Dow's 2015 Sustainability Goals, including those related to energy efficiency, community success and local protection of human health and the environment.
As part of its anniversary commitment, Dow volunteers are helping to build homes in 30 communities and the company has pledged more than $1.3 million in funding. Additionally, Dow anticipates gift-in-kind contributions of STYROFOAM ™ brand insulation products of $4 million. To date, Dow has contributed $56.9 million in cumulative giving to Habitat.
About Dow Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified 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 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 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 www.dow.com.About Habitat for Humanity InternationalHabitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat's blog community at www.habitat.org/blog. SOURCE Habitat for Humanity International