MIDLAND, Mich. - May 04, 2012
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced that it has been named to Hay Group's seventh annual list of the Best Companies for Leadership. The annual study, conducted by Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, ranks the best companies for leadership around the globe and examines how those companies nurture talent and foster innovation in their ranks.
"It is truly an honor to be part of the Hay Group's Best Companies for Leadership," said Deborah Borg, vice president, Human Capital Planning and Development, Dow. "This latest achievement further validates the high standards and committed focus we have on developing superior leadership within Dow. Leadership at all levels is a cornerstone of our people strategy — essential to driving high levels of employee engagement, and igniting the innovation that ultimately enables value creation for our customers and our company."
Hay Group has researched the Best Companies for Leadership since 2005. This year's survey includes responses from nearly 7,000 individuals at more than 2,300 organizations worldwide. The survey was based on the organization's response to an online questionnaire and peer nominations. Respondents that completed the survey were from 103 countries, with 11 percent from North America, 35 percent from Europe, two percent from the Middle East, 21 percent from Asia/Pacific/Africa and 31 percent from Latin America.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
About Hay Group
Hay Group is a global consulting firm that works with leaders to transform strategy into reality. We develop talent, organize people to be more effective, and motivate them to perform at their best. With 85 offices in 48 countries, we work with over 7,000 clients across the world. Our clients are from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, across every major industry and represent diverse business challenges. Our focus is on making change happen and helping people and organizations realize their potential.
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