Dow recognized on ‘Disability Equality Index’ for 7th consecutive year
MIDLAND, Mich. – July 12, 2023 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) has received a top score on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI) and is recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” for the seventh consecutive year. DEI is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and Am Law 2001 to measure disability workplace inclusion against competitors.
Now in its ninth year, the DEI was created by a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts and disability advocates, in partnership with Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), to help businesses make a positive impact on the unemployment/underemployment of people with disabilities. Today it is acknowledged as the most robust disability inclusion assessment tool in business. In 2023, 485 corporations, including 71 Fortune 100, 207 Fortune 500, and 249 Fortune 1000 utilized the DEI to benchmark their disability inclusion efforts.
"We are extremely proud that Dow continues to maintain its top position on the 2023 Disability Equality Index” said John Sampson, executive sponsor for Dow's Disability Employee Resource Group and senior vice president of operations, manufacturing and engineering. "This recognition demonstrates the Company's dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and creating a workplace where individuals of every ability can thrive. At Dow, we firmly believe that people with disabilities are an invaluable pool of talent that consistently contribute significant value to our customers and the communities where we operate.”
Dow recognizes that its employees are the driving force behind its advancement, value creation, and commitment to stakeholders. Globally, people with disabilities represent over one billion people. Disability is a natural part of the human experience, and it crosses lines of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and religion. That is why in addition to Dow's policies and programs, the Company offers an employee resource group, the Disability Employee Network (DEN), to empower employees with disabilities and to raise awareness and educate about disabilities to create better allies.
Dow was recently featured in INvolve's Inaugural Enable Role Model List which showcase business leaders who are driving inclusion for disability, neurodiversity, and mental health in the workplace.
Visit Dow's website for additional information on the Company's commitment to inclusion and diversity and to explore the Company's consolidated 2022 Ambition Progress Report.
About the Disability Equality Index®
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”.
The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complimentary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to corporations and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.
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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