São Paulo, Brazil - Dow was recognized as one of the most innovative companies in Brazil by the National Association of Research and Development of Innovative Companies (ANPEI). The Company's investments in R&D and technology and its focus on innovative solutions led Dow to receive the ANPEI Seal of Innovative Company. The certification aims to identify and recognize corporations with solid investments and efforts in Research and Development and Innovation.
The criteria to earn ANPEI's recognition take under consideration information on the structure, businesses and investments of a company in order to promote innovation and technological advancements.
"ANPEI's recognition underlines Dow's long-standing efforts towards sustainability and innovation. The Seal is another opportunity to publicly showcase the leadership of our Company in the chemical industry," said John Biggs, R&D director for Dow in Latin America. "We work constantly to solve world challenges with focus on offering to our customers unique solutions, based on Dow's global expertise and state-of-the-art technology."
ANPEI's recognition adds to a list of prestigious awards granted to Dow in the last year. The Company was recognized as the Most Admired Company in the Chemical and Petrochemical sectors in Brazil, according to a survey organized by Carta Capital magazine and InterScience Consulting with more than 1,200 executives around the country. Dow also received Abiquim's (Brazilian Chemical Association) "Export Leader" Award, created to recognize companies with more than U$ 100 million in exports during the last year. In the HR area, the Company was selected by the Government of São Paulo to receive in its first edition the State Seal of Diversity ("Selo Paulista de Diversidade"), which was created to highlight and promote structured programs with the objective to promote workforce diversity state-wide. Dow Brazil also earned the 13th straight recognition as one of the best companies to work for in Brazil, according to "The 150 Best Companies To You Work For" Guide, published annually by major Brazilian business and HR magazines Exame and Você S/A (Abril Editions).