Detroit — The greater the vertical integration, the greater the responsibility—an axiom that is especially true for Dow Inc. as it continues its sustainability efforts.
"With sustainability, it always matters how you are thinking about the product," said Ana Carolina Felix, keynote speaker Oct. 5 at Silicone Expo USA in Detroit. "Doing so enables sustainability in the use of the product up and down the supply chain. This is why it is so complex and so important."
Silicone Expo USA — along with its companion gathering at Huntington Place, the Tape and Functional Film Expo — drew hundreds of exhibitors and industry experts to the Motor City Oct. 4-5.
Felix is Americas sustainability director for the Midland, Mich.-based Dow Consumer Solutions, responsible for managing the segment's reduction in Scope 1-3 emissions and improving end-product circularity.