"When you work at the intersections of science and society, you cannot afford to have a narrow view of the world. By reflecting the differing experiences, backgrounds and perspectives of the world in which we operate, we can bring a total view to the solutions table, unleashing the power of the human element and enabling us to recruit and retain the best and the brightest." -- Andrew N. Liveris
We have set three corporate diversity goals to assess our progress in building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive culture at Dow:
- To be the "Employer of Choice" in strategic markets where we recruit talent.
- To develop a workforce that reflects the populations we recruit from in the places we do business today and tomorrow.
- To measure and contribute to a workplace characterized by respect and where people value diverse perspectives.
To hold ourselves accountable, we measure and track our progress on these goals - and to demonstrate to others that our commitment to diversity and inclusion is backed by meaningful actions and results
Dow’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy is driven by the Company’s Executive Network Council and includes members of the Executive Leadership team. Each member is responsible for leading one of Dow’s employee network groups. Their goal is to drive efforts that enhance our workforce so it reflects a truly diverse and inclusive environment similar to our stakeholders, customers, and communities where we operate.
For more information on Dow's employee Diversity and Inclusion strategy click here.
Championing Inclusion in Our Communities
Through charitable and volunteer efforts, Dow employees are enhancing many communities around the world, as well as building stronger relationships and connections with one another. Here are just a few examples of diversity organizations that Dow supports through its philanthropy and volunteerism.
- NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering): Dow’s contribution helps create opportunities for underrepresented minority youth to pursue engineering studies, and helps ensure the successful graduate access to a potentially exciting and rewarding career.
- Dow Promise: This outreach program works with external partners to help overcome educational and economic challenges of African-American young people and adults in communities near Dow sites.
- Out & Equal: This national nonprofit organization headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., advocates safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
- My Handicap: Dow Europe supports this organization, which focuses on meeting the needs of people with disabilities in everyday corporate life, increasing employment of people with disabilities and promoting barrier-free work infrastructures.
- Women’s Empowerment Principles: A partnership of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, this initiative joins 167 companies and other organizations from around the world in their mission to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.