In recognition of its inclusive workplace, Dow has been named by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to its 2021 list of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.” This marks the company’s 16th consecutive year receiving a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to the LGBTQ+ community.
“Our work advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and equality over the years has served as a cornerstone of our larger efforts to build a more inclusive society for all,” said Amy Wilson, general counsel and corporate secretary of Dow, and executive sponsor of the company’s LGBTQ+ and ally employee resource group, GLAD. “This recognition is an honor, a validation of the progress we’ve made, and encourages us to keep striving for our ambition: to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company in the world.”
Dow offers best-in-class policies and practices for LGBTQ+ colleagues, including equal benefits to same-sex partners for health, dental and life insurance, bereavement leave, relocation, dual-career assistance, and survivor benefits.
The company also advocates for public policy around the world to help bring fairness and equal treatment to the LGBTQ+ community. As part of this commitment, Dow continues to support the Equality Act, a comprehensive federal framework that ensures fairness and opportunity for all. Globally, Dow shares best practices with other like-minded organizations, leading the way toward a more diverse, inclusive and equal workplace and world.