Sustainable supply chain decision making enables
economic growth and global competitiveness. Of course, such
decision making must recognize the necessary balance across
the "people-planet-profit" continuum. These were no
doubt among the views expressed when Dow was invited to share
its supply chain expertise at a White House roundtable
discussion on March 30, 2012.
Hosted by the White House Council on Environmental
Quality and the General Services Administration, the
roundtable discussion focused on how to apply industry best
practices to the federal government's $500 billion per
year spend to further promote sustainable procurement
practices throughout the global supply chain. Dow was among a
small group of "recognized industry thought
leaders" invited to the White House. Other industry
participants included Unilever, Cargill, Coca-Cola, Lockheed
Martin, SAP, Dell, IBM, HP and Microsoft.
Henry Ward, director of Supply Chain Transportation
Safety and Security, represented Dow in the roundtable
discussions. "Being invited to join this prestigious
group gives Dow a rare opportunity to help define public
policy options that facilitate sustainable business growth
and global competitiveness. It gives us a platform to
advocate further adoption of existing successful programs and
reporting schemes," said Ward.
More information on the Sustainable Supply Chain Community of
Practice can be found on the U.S. GSA's website
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
sustainabilityto 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 productsand solutionsto customers in
approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such
as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In
2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed
approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more
than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 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.