Dow Receives Top Score on Disability:IN’s ‘Disability Equality Index’ for 5th Consecutive Year

Originally published Dow ranked No. 19 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.


For the fifth consecutive year, Dow has received a top score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), again placing the Company among the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” for 2021. Administered jointly by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the DEI serves as the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion.

“Dow’s top rating on the 2021 Disability Equality Index is recognition of the Company’s commitment to building an inclusive culture and advancing disability inclusion,” said John Sampson, executive sponsor for Dow’s Disability Employee Network and senior vice president of operations, manufacturing and engineering. “People living with disabilities are an important source of talent who can, and are, delivering substantial value to our company, our customers and our communities.”

The DEI survey measures key performance indicators across culture, leadership, accessibility, employment practices, community engagement, support services and supplier diversity. Participating companies self-reported their disability policies and practices and were scored on a scale from zero to 100.

Dow is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can bring their whole selves to work. In addition to Dow’s policies and programs, the company offers an employee resource group, the Disability Employee Network (DEN), to empower employees with disabilities and to raise awareness and educate about disabilities to create better allies.

Visit Dow’s website for additional information on the Company’s commitment to inclusion and diversity and to explore the Company’s new consolidated 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance report ‘Intersections.’

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