MIDLAND, Mich. – Sept. 1, 2021 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) has been named one of the "2021 PEOPLE Companies that Care®" by Great Place to Work® and PEOPLE, ranking 61 on the expanded list of 100 companies and marking the second consecutive year the Company has earned a spot on this prestigious list.
The "Companies that Care" award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than five million current employees across all sectors of the U.S. economy. PEOPLE partnered with Great Place to Work®, a global people analytics and consulting firm, to analyze employees' survey feedback on how their workplaces make a difference in their lives and communities.
"Amidst another year of unprecedented change, Team Dow continued to focus its time and talents on being a force for positive action," said Jim Fitterling , Dow's chairman and CEO. "Our focus on the employee experience and creating an inclusive culture has enabled our colleagues to adapt, take action and demonstrate care for one another and for all our stakeholders alike."
Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.
"A caring environment is essential to creating a better place to work, especially in these uncertain times," said Dow's Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer Karen S. Carter . "When our people are supported, valued and included, they can engage and contribute to the fullest. We are honored to receive this recognition for the second year, and we remain committed to cultivating a culture of care."
In the last year, Dow provided critical support for its stakeholders. The Company announced an investment in health resources for ongoing COVID-19 relief, quickly responded to needs after several extreme weather events, and continued to make progress on commitments through Dow ACTs , a strategic framework to address systemic racism and racial inequality and accelerate change.
"These companies show up for humanity in a variety of ways — from showing compassion for their employees to giving back to their communities to putting diversity, equity and inclusion in the forefront," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "They are paving the way for more socially responsible business and are fostering high-trust workplaces for all. Congratulations to the winners of the PEOPLE's Companies that Care list."
In 2021, Dow ranked #99 on the Great Place to Work® and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. The Company was also ranked #31 out of 50 in the PEOPLE Companies that Care® 2020 .
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, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. 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 care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. 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.
About the PEOPLE Companies that Care®
Great Place to Work® selected the Companies that Care® by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 5 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.
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About Great Place to Work ®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.
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