The Dow Chemical Company (NYS: Dow) recently published its “2011 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report” with UN Global Compact Communication on Progress. For the fifth year in a row, the report achieved an "A+" designation for reaching the highest level of completeness and assuring stakeholders of the report's accuracy through verification by an external third-party. Dow utilizes GRI's reporting guidelines to communicate the Company's sustainability efforts and achievements. Through a consistent and balanced summary on progress on Dow's 2015 Goals, this report underscores the Company's commitment to addressing social and environmental challenges through chemistry and innovation.
"This year, we reported to the expanded
requirements of the GRI 3.1 format," said Mark Weick, Dow's director of
Sustainability Programs. "We also made the report more engaging for
readers with enhanced graphics and navigation options, including the ability to
navigate by materiality. We continue to have the report assured by a third
For the fifth year in a row, the report achieved an
"A+" designation. The "A" signifies that the report reaches
the highest level of completeness and the "+" assures stakeholders of
the report's accuracy through verification by an external third-party. The GRI
framework assists reporters in basing their communication on the following
principles: balance, comparability, accuracy, timeliness, clarity and
GRI is the globally recognized sustainability
reporting framework with a mission to make sustainability reporting a standard
practice for all organizations. This year marks the eighth time Dow has
published a report using the GRI framework.
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