No. 19 | Dow
Jim FitterlingChairman and CEO
“Our commitment to Inclusion and Diversity has allowed us to navigate challenging times with increased employee engagement, faster decision-making and enhanced innovation. Dow’s placement on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list is a recognition of our progress, and it motivates us to do even better because it allows us to be measured among the best.”
Karen S. CarterChief Human Resources Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer
“On behalf of Team Dow, we are honored to be recognized by DiversityInc for the deliberate efforts we have taken to build an inclusive culture and capture the unique benefits of our diverse workforce. There’s still more work to do, and we are committed to driving equity and accelerating change — for Team Dow, for our customers, suppliers, communities and all stakeholders.”
From The Company
Dow has continued to accelerate actions and strengthen Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) across the organization.
In 2020, we reinforced the message that “inclusion is not canceled.” Our 10 employee resource groups (ERGs) were the driving force, and as a result, global ERG participation increased by 7%.
Dow demonstrated its care for and commitment to our Black employees and the Black community. We launched Dow ACTs, a holistic framework to address systemic racism and racial inequality in the areas of advocacy, community engagement, and our own talent pipeline. In total, Dow has committed more than $10 million over the next five years to this effort.
Last year also marked the culmination of our global Inclusion 2020 strategy, which delivered meaningful results and visible progress over the last three years, including:
- Tripling global ERG participation — 98% of Dow’s people leaders participate in ERGs
- Tripling spending with U.S. diverse suppliers and expanding the program to 10 additional countries
- Achieving the highest-ever overall employee satisfaction. On average, ERG participants reported 10% higher overall satisfaction than non-ERG participants.
- Increasing U.S. minority representation from 21.9% to 25.1%
- Improving women’s representation globally from 27.4% to 28.1%
U.S. Headquarters: Midland, MI
Global Employees: 36,500
2020 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 22
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Other DiversityInc Lists
No. 13, Top Companies for People with Disabilities (PwD)
No. 2, Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
Among the Top Companies for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)