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Dow Olympic Programs Slashed 5 Million Metric Tons of Emissions

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(Photo: The Rio Olympics in 2016. Credit: Diego Maia, Flickr Creative Commons)

Dow received third-party verification that its programs with the International Olympic Committee reduced more than 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions to date.

Cumulative reductions came from three programs: Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, and one for the IOC.

In 2014, Dow vowed to mitigate 360,000 tons of CO2 equivalents from the Olympic Games in Sochi. They were the first where the Organizing Committee’s direct carbon footprint had been mitigated before the opening ceremony, according to Dow. The chemistry company’s program implemented low-carbon and energy-efficient technologies across Russia.

One project involved introducing sustainable farming practices, such as low tillage, at four large Russian farms.

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