Dow featured on Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index for the third consecutive year

Bloomberg’s Gender Equity Index (GEI) provides the performance of public companies dedicated to reporting gender-related data.

MIDLAND, Mich. – Jan. 31, 2023 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) was recently named to Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the third consecutive year, demonstrating the Company’s continued commitment to gender inclusion and data transparency.


Dow's cumulative GEI scores this year again outperformed both the materials sector and the overall GEI averages. The index measures gender equality across five pillars: leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and external brand.

Dow also continued to benchmark well above average in the areas of pay equity practices, gender inclusive benefits, leadership accountability for inclusion and diversity goals, and community support for women.

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"Dow’s continued commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity makes us stronger as an organization and enables us to create long-term value growth for our shareholders,” said Howard Ungerleider, president and chief financial officer of Dow and executive sponsor of the Company's Women's Inclusion Network (WIN) employee resource group.

The 2023 GEI is global in reach, representing 45 countries and regions, including firms headquartered in Luxembourg, Ecuador, and Kuwait for the first time. Member companies represent a variety of sectors, including finance, technology, and utilities, which continue to have the highest company representation in the index from 2022.

"Congratulations to Dow on being recognized again in the 2023 GEI," said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club. "We continue to see an increase in both interest and membership globally, reflecting a shared goal of transparency in gender-related metrics.”

Both the survey and the GEI are voluntary and have no associated costs. Bloomberg collected this data for reference purposes only. The index is not ranked. While all public companies are encouraged to disclose supplemental gender data for their company’s investment profile on the Bloomberg Terminal, those that have a market capitalization of USD1 billion are eligible for inclusion in the Index.

For more information on the GEI and how to submit information for next year's index visit: Bloomberg clients can access the GEI at {BGEI Index DES <GO>}. For more information on Bloomberg’s sustainable finance solutions, including the GEI, please visit:

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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