Over 4.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) were mitigated through carbon reduction projects implemented by Dow in its role as the Official Carbon Partner of the Organising Committees of the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016, and the IOC.
This, and the fact that the company is now applying this proven framework on a global scale in its role as the Official Carbon Partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), earned Dow a first-place “medal” of its own in the Innovations for High-Performance Buildings and Communities category of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) 2018 Beyond Green™ High Performance Building and Community Awards.
“We are thrilled that our collaborations are being recognised for their ability to drive change and deliver third-party verified carbon reductions,” said Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi, Global Director for Sustainability and Technology, Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions. “Our built environment projects have the capacity to offer locally relevant solutions for the construction sector, and at the same time, advance more sustainable technologies across the value chain.”
For the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016, Dow worked with the respective Organising Committees to work with industry and decision makers to adopt low-carbon technologies in material selection and manufacturing and on the construction site, resulting in real, sustainable change in the host city economies and societies long after the Games ended.
Building on the success of these programmes, Dow was appointed the Official Carbon Partner of the IOC in 2017 and is now expanding its carbon reduction initiative to develop tailor-made carbon mitigation projects around the world. $
The Dow-IOC Carbon Partnership is aligned to Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals and the IOC’s Sustainability Strategy and reflects each organisation’s commitment to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.