15 Plants of Dow Thailand Receive 2016 Good Governance Awards for Environmental and Safety Excellence

RAYONG - March 24, 2017 - Good Governance Awards

In this photo (from left to right):

  • Songpol Pringprayong, Operations Leader of Polyethylene Plants (Train I and Train II)
  • Narin Wongtanasirikul, Thailand Responsible Care Leader
  • Jittima Deeprasertwong, Production Leader of Synthetic Latex Emulsion, Acrylic Emulsion, & Poly-Acrylic Acid Plants
  • Siriwan Neimthong, Environmental Specialist
  • Nattaya Boonsombat, Production Leader of Polyol, PU Systems & Latex Plants
  • Eakawut Poompichate, Operations Leader of Propylene Oxide Plant
  • Nattapong Jirawattanaworakul, Site Public Affairs Manager

Dow Thailand Group received the 2016 Good Governance Awards for Environmental and Safety Excellence, known as ‘Green Star Award’ for 15 plants and ‘Gold Star Award’ as extra recognition of companies which have received the Green Star Awards for 6 consecutive years for 11 plants, from Dr. Verapong Chaiperm, Governor of Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (I-EA-T) at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate Office in Rayong province. All plants have been recognized for the excellence in environmental, safety, and corporate social responsibility management.

The Good Governance Award for Environmental and Safety Excellence is presented to the companies for their sustained excellent environmental and safety management system as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) management. This recognition which is a program for community involvement and companies’ environment and safety good governance was organized by I-EA-T.

The selection process included 2 audit visits to the companies in the Industrial Estates last year. The audit committee consisted of members from I-EA-T, communities, local agencies, and local media. The criteria of the assessment included 10 items which are water management, waste management, air quality, VOCs management, safety at work, incident & complaint handling, green area, community support and public participation, transportation (raw material/products), and data accuracy.

Good Governance Awards

About Dow Thailand Group

Consisting of Companies of Dow Chemical Thailand and the SCG-Dow Group, Dow Thailand Group, the leading science group of companies in Thailand, is the largest manufacturing base of Dow Chemical in the Asia-Pacific region and a leading importer of chemical products for diverse industries in Thailand, including those for agriculture and household pesticides. The group is committed to developing science-driven innovations and strives to form effective collaboration and networks to bring about sustainability for its business as well as society.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 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.

For more information, please contact:

Thorsaeng Chuangchote /
Napassorn Noi-Am
FleishmanHillard
Tel: 02-207-2489
Email: thorsaeng.chuangchote@fleishman.com
Email: napassorn.noi-am@fleishman.com

Suttipong Krotintakom
Dow Thailand Group
Tel. 038-673315
Email: skrotintakom@dow.com