Dow deploys “Leadership In Action” in Vietnam

21:58 | 27/06/2017 Companies

On June 27, The Dow Chemical Company deploys Leadership In Action (LIA) program 2017 in Vietnam, through reconfirming the company’s long-term commitment to the country as a primary sustainable development partner.

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One of the six teams of Dow’s Leadership In Action Program is working with Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development on the program’s implementation

Dow is collaborating with six strategic non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and universities in Hanoi and Hai Phong in an effort to enhance Vietnam’s competitive advantage in market and address pressing local challenges for the betterment of the Vietnamese. These partnerships provide Dow a unique ability to further develop relationships with key stakeholders as the Company progresses its growth strategy in the Asia Pacific geographic area.

LIA’s focus on its 2025 sustainability goals; and human resource’s pool of top talent and experience to build sustainable communities around the world. Leadership in Action participants become visionaries for new business development in emerging geographies as they learn from experience about the market realities of global communities. In addition, they establish strong in-country relationships to pave the way for business opportunities and market growth.

“Leadership In Action is an incredible collaboration that gives us a chance to introduce the community to the talent and heart of our people,” said Kenny Ogawa, Dow President, Southeast Asia. “Partnering with local organizations, we experience first-hand the realities of addressing important challenges so we can help develop meaningful solutions for long-term change.”

This year, the Dow teams will address issues related to water quality and access, environmental cleanup, education and career readiness. The group will partner with their NGO representatives for five months to meet local needs and solve real world problems using Dow innovation and expertise, including a final in-country visit in September to cap their projects and engagements.

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. Vietnam is the fifth location of LIA. To date, LIA has engaged 202 employees who have worked with 35 NGOs to benefit communities in the Philippines, Ghana, Ethiopia and Indonesia.