Dow to receive 2012 Green Cross for achievements in workplace safety, community service, environmental stewardship and responsible citizenship from National Safety Council

MIDLAND, Michigan , October 31, 2011 (press release) – In recognition of its outstanding achievements in workplace safety, community service, environmental stewardship and responsible citizenship, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW - News) will receive the 2012 Green Cross for Safety Medal from the National Safety Council, announced today at the 2011 NSC Congress and Expo in Philadelphia.

“Dow’s long held commitment to health and safety is proudly recognized through our core foundational values of integrity, respect for people and protecting the planet,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO. “Receiving the Green Cross for Safety medal honors the dedication of Dow’s women and men across the globe for their exceptional and unwavering focus on making a positive and sustainable impact on our company, our communities and our world. I congratulate everyone at Dow for their steadfast commitment to safety and health.”

As a recipient of this recognition, Dow will actively serve as an ambassador for promoting safer operations across multiple industrial segments, including the chemical industry. This influential award builds upon Dow’s strong reputation for safe and sustainable operations. In 2010, Dow was the recipient of the prestigious Robert W. Campbell Award, established to recognize an organization for demonstrating world-class operational safety performance.

Dow is known for programs such as the “Drive to Zero” safety initiative, representing an inclusive strategy with detailed execution in all phases of its operations, and its contractor safety training and commitment – believing everyone working at a Dow facility deserves to go home just as safe as when they arrived. Dow was also actively involved in the implementation of Responsible Care®, the global chemical industry’s standard of care for safety, environmental performance, security, and product stewardship.

“I am proud of the outstanding leadership in safety demonstrated by our employees every day,” said Dave Kepler, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer. “We celebrate the outstanding performance that garnered this recognition and remain committed to the safety and health of our employees, our environment, and the principles of Responsible Care® as our top priority.”

About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council (nsc.org) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to make an impact where the most preventable injuries and deaths occur, in areas such as distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety and beyond the workplace, particularly in and near our homes.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE:DOW - News) combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" 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 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 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 www.dow.com.

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