Since its inception over a decade ago, GLAD has partnered with Dow leadership to advocate for equitable and inclusive policies and practices. Notable highlights include incorporating sexual orientation and gender identity into the company's global anti-discrimination policies, offering domestic partner benefits and providing transgender medical coverage. These efforts have positioned Dow as a leader and helped the company achieve its sixth Top 25 Most LGBT Friendly Corporations in the World award. For the past several years, Dow has been recognized by numerous lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups as one of the world's most LGBT friendly and inclusive corporations.
With participants around the globe, GLAD provides a safe, inclusive and supportive workplace for members and allies to connect, find mentors, interact with senior leaders and much more. GLAD supports Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and assisted with Dow's participation in the It Gets Better campaign to share a message of hope with teens who are victims of intolerance. The network plays an important role in carrying out Dow's vision of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identification.
- Out and Equal Significant Achievement Award and 2010 Trailblazer Award – At the 11th Annual Out and Equal Workplace Awards, Dow was recognized with the 2010 Significant Achievement Award for the company's efforts to support a diverse and inclusive workplace, as well as for the work of Dow's GLAD network. Bill Hendrix, a Biology team leader with Dow AgroSciences, received the 2010 Trailblazer Award, which recognizes an LGBT person who has made significant contributions to advancing workplace equality. Read More
- Top 25 Most LGBT Friendly Corporations in the World – Dow Named Among the Top 25 Most LGBT Friendly Corporations in the World by the International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (IGLCC). Read More
- HRC Best Places to Work – For the sixth consecutive year, Dow achieved a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, which recognizes Dow as among the best places to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. Read More
|"At Dow, we foster an accepting and inclusive workplace, which strengthens our ability to attract and retain top talent and builds upon our reputation with key stakeholders."
Howard Ungerleider, Executive Sponsor, GLAD
Sr. Vice President, Dow
President, Performance Plastics Division