Dow’s global sustainability efforts were recognized with four prestigious 2022 Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Sustainability Awards. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.
Dow Leaders Honored With Big Sustainability Awards
Sustainability Hero of the Year (Executive): Eric Peeters, Vice President for Sustainability, Performance Materials & Coatings
In addition to his growth-oriented leadership, Eric has demonstrated a commitment to helping the industries that Dow touches reach new levels of sustainability by ensuring low-carbon solution innovation and sustainable pioneering processes remain at the core of everything the Company does.
Sustainability Champion of the Year (Non-executive): Isabelle Van Reeth, Research Fellow and Skin Care Global Technical Leader
Isabelle leads global technology research and development for the skin care and Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant segment. In this role, Isabelle is helping advance Dow’s goal of providing safe materials for a more sustainable planet by initiating partnerships that will expand Dow’s portfolio and deliver the next generation of bioderived and biodegradable home care and personal care solutions.
Dow Solutions Honored as BIG Sustainability Products of the Year
The world’s first silicone-based luxury synthetic leather material. Across industries, from fashion to automotive, brands are looking for solutions that will help meet aesthetic and performance demands and enhance sustainability when compared to synthetic and traditional leather alternatives. Through innovation in materials science, LUXSENSE is soft to the touch, odorless, more sustainable to produce, extremely durable and naturally fire retardant.
A COSMOS by Ecocert-approved bio-based and biodegradable polymer for sustainable hair care styling applications. The starch-based ingredient with fixative and film-forming properties can help create crystal clear formulations with a non-tacky feel during styling. Beyond hair care, it can also be leveraged to provide a variety of benefits in color cosmetic applications.
“These four BIG Sustainability Awards perfectly showcase Dow’s commitment to a more sustainable industry and continued progress towards our 2025 Sustainability Goals,” said Mauro Gregorio, President, Dow Performance Materials & Coatings. “Congratulations to all team members working on MaizeCare and LUXSENSE, and to Eric and Isabelle for their exceptional leadership in unlocking new levels of sustainability for Dow, our customers, partners and brand owners.”
“We are proud to reward and recognize Dow for their sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”