Dow Brazil recognized as one of most sustainable companies in country by Exame Sustainability Guide for company's new high-performance, recyclable PE Stand-up Pouch

SAO PAULO , November 11, 2011 (press release) – Dow Brazil was recognized as one of the most sustainable companies in the country by the Exame magazine, part of the Abril publishing group. The company was one of the 20 corporate role models highlighted by a wide-range survey on socially-responsible environmental practices in processes, products and projects.

"Dow is proud of this recognition, which confirms our commitment to promoting a more sustainable chemical company that is constantly concerned with reducing its environmental impact and is able to benefit the complete value chain by developing innovative solutions to address the most pressing needs our society is facing today," Pedro Suarez, President of Dow Latin America, states.

Dow Brazil submitted a new high-performance, recyclable packaging solution to the 2011 Exame Sustainability Guide. It's called Stand-up Pouch (SUP), made of 100% polyethylene, for a flexible packaging that can be easily recycled, since it's a mono-material solution. This is the result of a year-long research and the constant investments Dow has been making on research and development to create more sustainable solutions. The 100% polyethylene Stand-up Pouch will soon hit the shelves of grocery stores all over Brazil.

Integrity, respecting people, and protecting the environment are Dow values that reflect the company's commitment with sustainability. That is why the company follows strict standards to assure safe operations and a beneficial relationship with all stakeholders, from clients to government organizations, as well as suppliers and the community where it operates. For example, Dow Brazil has over 20 social and environmental programs that currently assist neighboring communities in Brazil.

The Exame Sustainability Guide is an annual publication that highlights companies according to their corporate social responsibility programs, representing one of the largest studies on the field being performed in Brazil.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: Dow) combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company combines 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 manufactures over 5,000 products 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. For more information about Dow, visit

Dow Brazil was recognized as one of the most sustainable companies in the country by the Exame magazine, part of the Abril publishing group. The company was one of the 20 corporate role models highlighted by a wide-range survey on socially-responsible environmental practices in processes, products and projects.

"Dow is proud of this recognition, which confirms our commitment to promoting a more sustainable chemical company that is constantly concerned with reducing its environmental impact and is able to benefit the complete value chain by developing innovative solutions to address the most pressing needs our society is facing today," Pedro Suarez, President of Dow Latin America, states.

Dow Brazil submitted a new high-performance, recyclable packaging solution to the 2011 Exame Sustainability Guide. It's called Stand-up Pouch (SUP), made of 100% polyethylene, for a flexible packaging that can be easily recycled, since it's a mono-material solution. This is the result of a year-long research and the constant investments Dow has been making on research and development to create more sustainable solutions. The 100% polyethylene Stand-up Pouch will soon hit the shelves of grocery stores all over Brazil.

Integrity, respecting people, and protecting the environment are Dow values that reflect the company's commitment with sustainability. That is why the company follows strict standards to assure safe operations and a beneficial relationship with all stakeholders, from clients to government organizations, as well as suppliers and the community where it operates. For example, Dow Brazil has over 20 social and environmental programs that currently assist neighboring communities in Brazil.

The Exame Sustainability Guide is an annual publication that highlights companies according to their corporate social responsibility programs, representing one of the largest studies on the field being performed in Brazil.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: Dow) combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company combines 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 manufactures over 5,000 products 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. For more information about Dow, visit www.dowbrasil.com and www.dow.com.

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