No. 22 | Dow

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  • Dow is jumping in the fight against the pandemic. The company developed a simplified face shield design and is sharing its design through an open-source file to help accelerate production rates of this critically-needed personal protection equipment (PPE).
  • Dow is demonstrating its commitment to corporate responsibility. The Dow Company Foundation is donating $500,000 to community foundations and economic development corporations in Midland, Bay, Isabella and Saginaw counties in Michigan.
  • In March, Dow announced it would commit $3 million to help fund COVID-19 relief organizations, including non-profits. It also started the process of producing hand sanitizer in Germany and the U.S.

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From The Company

Dow has continued to accelerate actions and strengthen inclusion and diversity (I&D) across the organization. The company’s ambition is to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. In 2019, Dow realized a 40% increase in global ERG participation; 9 out of 10 leaders are now engaged in at least one employee resource group (ERG).

Dow launched the “ALL IN” ERG Fund — an equal opportunity pool of competitive grant dollars for ERGs to engage with their communities and advance inclusion. In its inaugural year, $2 million in funding requests were submitted. Additionally, the company increased spend with diverse suppliers by 50% and expanded the program internationally to 10 countries. In 2019, signature I&D events continued to drive culture change at Dow.

EMERGE, Dow’s all-ERG conference further activated ERGs as culture change agents and accelerated alignment to business imperatives. More than 500 Dow employees from 34 countries representing all job levels attended the second EMERGE conference in 2019.

SOAR, Dow’s inclusion summit engaged more than 200 customers, suppliers and community leaders at the LPGA Tour’s Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. Dow’s Advocacy in Action (AiA) Sponsorship Program launched for the development and advancement of African American talent.

Company Facts

DOW (NYSE)

U.S. Headquarters: Midland, MI

Global Employees: 36,500 global employees

2019 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 37