VetNet continued to focus on leveraging the experience, leadership and skills of veterans and service members and providing opportunities for growth and development at Dow.
Team Rubicon mobilizes veterans in the wake of disasters to serve communities in their time of need. Team Dow and the communities in which we operate have benefited from these services, as we did during the severe weather events along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
With the hard work and dedication of VetNet leadership, coordination with Dow Human Resources and support from Dow corporate leadership, a new HR policy was introduced, allowing Dow Greyshirts (Team Rubicon volunteers) to deploy for up to two weeks under the military leave policy. This simple act ensured that those on Team Rubicon, passionate about disaster response work, would be financially and emotionally supported.
Chase Roberts, EH&S technician, took over as the new Dow Team Rubicon leader in May. “My first deployment with Team Rubicon was to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, and I was hooked,” Roberts said. “I enjoyed it so much that I knew that Team Rubicon was my calling. I needed to raise as much awareness within Dow about Team Rubicon as possible.”