Dow moves up to #22 on 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list

MIDLAND, Mich. – May 9, 2020 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) earned the 22nd place on the 2020 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, which was announced yesterday at a virtual event hosted by DiversityInc. The Company’s placement on the list for the third consecutive year showcases its commitment to inclusion and diversity (I&D) as a business imperative.

Dow was also included on four of DiversityInc’s Specialty Lists: 2nd on Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups; 3rd on Top Companies for Supplier Diversity; one of 16 companies on Top Companies for People with Disabilities; and one of 29 companies on Top Companies for LGBT Employees.

“On behalf of Dow employees who are championing diversity and inclusion around the world, we are extremely honored to have been ranked in the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list,” said Jim Fitterling, chairman and chief executive officer of Dow. “This external benchmark is critical to measuring our progress among the best and defining our focus for the future.”

Dow’s intentional and deliberate areas of focus included activating the 10 global employee resource groups, which have been a catalyst for driving engagement and accelerating progress across a number of business priorities.

“Earning a spot on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list affirms that we are making real progress in inclusion and diversity, and also highlights where there is more work to do,” said Karen S. Carter, chief inclusion officer and chief human resources officer of Dow. “This is not only important for Team Dow, but for our customers, suppliers, communities and other stakeholders who are critical to the journey.”

Issued annually since 2001, the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list recognizes companies with at least 1,000 employees in the United States for their management of diversity and inclusion. The list is based on data from a survey with more than 200 questions, which tracks and connects human capital outcomes with best practices used to promote the advancement of underrepresented groups in the workplace such as women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and veterans. The rankings take into account several factors, including but not limited to talent development, recruitment, supplier diversity and senior leadership commitment to inclusion and diversity. Visit DiversityInc’s website to view the entire Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, and follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag, #DITop50.

To learn more about Dow’s progress in I&D, explore our recently-released annual inclusion report, SHINE 2019.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. 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 and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. 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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Scott Thomas