In 2020, GLAD, Dow’s LGBTQ+ and Ally ERG, celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over the years, GLAD has been instrumental in helping to ensure that Dow is an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ employees, including extending employee benefits to same-sex partners, adding gender identity to our non-discrimination policy and becoming the first chemical company to score 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. In 2020, Dow earned its 15th consecutive 100% score for this index.
Too often, trans people in Latin America cannot access a safe, supportive education due to the fear of discrimination and violence. GLAD launched programs in Brazil and Argentina to address this issue:
In partnership with GLAD, Dow Asia Pacific added formal criteria to its people policies to broaden its definition of “family,” in alignment with local regulations. People who do not have a marriage certificate, including LGBTQ+ couples, may submit a domestic partnership declaration to access family-related employee benefits.