Investing in our workforce

Every Dow story starts with our people. Together, our 35,700 employees form an inclusive community of problem-solvers who help us deliver innovative solutions and a positive customer experience, while transforming industries and shaping a sustainable future. We’re invested in fostering a culture of inclusion and continuous learning to ensure every Dow employee is respected, valued and encouraged to make their fullest contribution. A commitment to safety, employee health and world-leading environmental performance is engrained in our culture and central to how we work. Attracting and retaining world-class talent is the key to maintaining Dow’s competitive advantage.


Our approach to empowering our people (GRI 405-103)

We believe it is critical to build a culture that celebrates and leverages the diversity of our people, encourages and enables them to make their fullest contribution, and to be their authentic selves. Our goal is to build a culture where everyone is respected, valued, feels that they belong and has an equal opportunity to develop, advance and be heard.

Throughout this report, charts exclude employees whose gender or race is unknown or undeclared, and percentages may not always add up to 100% due to rounding.

The workforce data is gathered through a centralized database containing all employee information. The employee data is updated by employees, Human Resources and managers when employee information changes occur. The data represents the global employee population as of December 31, 2020, and includes all permanent, full-time and part-time employees. Temporary employees, contractors and manual additions are excluded unless otherwise stated. (GRI 102-8)

Our focus areas
Workforce demographics

Find information about our employee demographics, including a look at employee and Board diversity, hiring, retention, and full- and part-time employment.

Learning & development

We support a continuous learning environment for our employees and provides access to a variety of training development opportunities.

Pay equity & benefits

We are committed to pay equity for all employees across the world and to investing in our employees to promote their health and happiness.