MIDLAND, Mich.--Andrew N. Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), received the 2016 Appeal of Conscience Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation Monday evening at the Foundation’s awards dinner in New York. The Foundation, an interfaith organization founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965, works on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world.
In honoring Liveris with the award, Rabbi Schneier said that Liveris is “An innovative and visionary business executive, recognized for his leadership, ongoing philanthropy and passionate advocacy for international corporations to use their resources and vast reach across boundaries to better serve the global community.”
“It is a true honor to receive this award,” said Liveris. “The old mindset that companies have to choose between doing well and doing good has been revealed as a false choice. More than ever, in this era of sustainability, you can do well by doing good. That is our philosophy at Dow. It is the center of our strategy and the key driver of our company’s future growth. It is, above all, what motivates us to come to work every day.”
The Foundation also honored at the event French President François Hollande with its World Statesman Award and Carlos Slim Helu, honorary chairman of Grupo Carso, honorary chairman of América Móvil and chairman of the Carlos Slim Foundation, Telmex Foundation.
Past Appeal of Conscience Award honorees include Mary Barra, CEO and chairwoman of the General Motors Company, Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, among others.
In 2015, Dow announced its 2025 Sustainability Goals, which seek to redefine the role of business in society. The goals focus on unlocking the potential of people and science, valuing nature and collaborating courageously. For more information on Dow’s 2015 Sustainability Report and sustainability initiatives, please visit www.dow.com/sustainability.
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