Dow Recognized as a 2017 Top Employer in the US by the Top Employer Institute

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN - March 01, 2017 - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has been named a 2017 Top Employer in the United States by the Top Employers Institute.

“At Dow, cultivating our people and fostering workplaces that encourage collaboration and innovation are important keys to our success,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are honored to receive this certification in the United States from the Top Employers Institute.”

Dow is receiving this recognition for the first time in the United States and 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 work environment. Key areas that influenced Dow’s Top Employer designation include strong policies regarding inclusion and diversity, benefits and compensation, learning and development, leadership, and workplace culture.

“Dow people are at the core of who we are and what we do. This certification by the Top Employers Institute is a recognition of our strategy to drive efforts that create value for our employees,” said Johanna Soderstrom, chief human resources officer and corporate vice president.

The U.S. recognition nicely compliments recently announced certifications achieved in other countries. Dow also received 2017 Certification as a Top Employer in China, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Russia, Poland, Greece, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

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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