Dow 2017 Top Employer Globe

The Company Earns Certification in 14 Countries

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN - March 01, 2017 - - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) has been named a 2017 Top Employer in 14 countries by the Top Employers Institute. Dow received 2017 certification as a Top Employer in the following locations: The United States, China, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Russia, Poland, Greece, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

“This honor reflects Dow’s tremendous effort and commitment to creating a workplace culture that fosters innovation, collaboration, inclusion, safety and well-being for all Dow employees,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “The people of Dow - our Human Element - enable our Company to innovate, grow and thrive. This Human Element is the key to our success, and we’re proud to be recognized throughout the world as a Top Employer.”

Dow is one of only a handful of companies to achieve Top Employer status in 2017, having shown best-in-class Human Resources practices and excellence in employee conditions. Key areas that influenced Dow’s expanded global Top Employer designations include strong policies regarding inclusion and diversity, benefits and compensation, learning and development, leadership, and workplace culture. Dow’s ranking was positively impacted by the recent launch of a new, technology-enabled company-wide employee learning system, an employee-friendly on-boarding program, world-class compensation and benefits, flexible employee leave policies, and other activities the company invests in to support the development of employees.

“At the heart of Dow’s culture, including our strategy and our success, is every member of Team Dow,” said Johanna Soderstrom, chief human resources officer and corporate vice president, Human Resources and Aviation. “The Top Employer certification recognizes Dow’s investment in our people agenda designed to help our talent grow personally and professionally.”

Since 1991, the Top Employers Institute has recognized Top Employers around the world using proprietary methodology to maintain certification objectivity, independence and selectivity. The first step in the certification process is participation in the HR Best Practices Survey: A comprehensive analysis of the Human Resources environment, based on nine different topics and over 600 HR practices. The evaluation process includes a critical review of answers and documents provided, a third-party audit on processes and data, and the rating of performance scores against an international standard. The certification is awarded to organizations that achieve the highest standards of excellence, as verified through this comprehensive review.

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About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at

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