Dow earns five-star ratings in the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index™ for Employment and Governance
MIDLAND, Mich. – October 9, 2023 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) was awarded five-stars, the highest rating, in the areas of Employment and Governance in the 2023 Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Corporate Inclusion Index™. The HACR Corporate Inclusion Index™ (CII), is a research initiative that measures Hispanic inclusion in the C-suite, corporate boardroom, supplier base, mid- and entry-level employee pipeline and philanthropic sphere.
HACR has conducted the research annually for more than a decade to benchmark Hispanic diversity and inclusion at participating companies in corporate America. The HACR CII ratings are designed around practices and outcomes assessments in four focus areas: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy and Governance.
“We are proud that Dow has earned this award for the second year in a row,” said Mauro Gregorio, president of Performance Materials & Coatings at Dow and executive sponsor of Dow’s Hispanic and Latin Network (HLN) employee resource group. “This recognition is a testament to Dow’s commitment to increasing the representation and inclusion of Hispanic talent. Our diverse teams and inclusive culture are the cornerstone of our competitive advantage, fueling innovation, driving our growth and enabling us to deliver more sustainable solutions to benefit people and the planet.”
Dow joined HACR in 2021 further enhance the representation, development, and advancement of Hispanic and Latin talent within the Company. This initiative was aligned to the HLN’s mission to recruit, develop, retain and sponsor talent at Dow.
“On behalf of HACR’s board of directors, we applaud Dow for taking our survey as a way to measure their Hispanic inclusion,” said HACR President & CEO Cid Wilson. “By investing in the Hispanic community, businesses like Dow are providing long-term shareholder value by building a more inclusive future for their employees, suppliers and customers.”
Dow has a long history of working with organizations like Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) that aim to increase Hispanic and Latin representation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Both organizations offer programs that help support young students to pursue a secondary education in STEM, as well as leadership programs for professionals looking to grow throughout their career.
Recently, Great Minds in STEM recognized three Dow employees with one HENAAC and two Luminary awards.
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 www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.
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