Dow’s leading disability hiring and employment practices recognized
MIDLAND, Mich. – October 2, 2023 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) was recently honored with a Leading Disability Employer Seal by the National Organization on Disability (NOD), marking the seventh consecutive year Dow has received the recognition.
NOD spotlights the transformative contributions made by business leaders in promoting employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. It also honors those organizations that prioritize diversity, equity and importantly, accessibility – setting a high standard for others to follow.
Leading Disability Employer Seal recipients are determined based on data provided by companies on the NOD Employment Tracker™. The Tracker helps companies understand which employment practices correlate to improved talent outcomes related to hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities.
Scoring prioritized practices that are associated with increased disability employment outcomes over time, and companies received additional points based on the percentage of people with disabilities in their workforce. Dow scored highly when considering disability employment strategy, practices and performance.
“This recognition represents Dow’s deep commitment to inclusion and accessibility,” said John Sampson, senior vice president of Operations, Manufacturing and Engineering and executive sponsor for Dow’s Disability Employee Network (DEN). “Every day, we work to create a culture at Dow where every person’s talent can be brought to the table to create value – for our Company, communities and the world.”
In addition to Dow’s HR policies and talent acquisition programs, the DEN employee resource group aims to empower employees with disabilities and to raise awareness and educate about disabilities to create better allies.
"Organizations like Dow understand that by harnessing the talents of people with disabilities, they reap the benefits of a more innovative, diverse and dedicated workforce,” said NOD President Carol Glazer. “The Leading Disability Employer Seal honors organizations who have not only embraced inclusivity but have taken concrete steps to break down barriers for individuals with disabilities and create an environment for all to thrive.”
About The NOD Employment Tracker™
The NOD Employment Tracker benchmarks organizations of any size in six disability and veterans’ inclusion focus areas, including strategy, talent outcome metrics, climate and culture, talent sourcing, people practices and workplace tools and accessibility. All participating companies receive a Tracker Scorecard to develop plans and priorities for improving employment practices and policies. The 2024 Employment Tracker will open this fall; completion of the Tracker is required to qualify for the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal Award. To learn more, visit www.nod.org/tracker.
About National Organization on Disability (NOD)
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to increase employment opportunities for the 60-percent of working age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD offers a suite of employment solutions, tailored to anticipate, and meet leading companies’ workforce needs. NOD has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands be more competitive in today’s global economy by building or enriching their disability inclusion programs. For more information about NOD and how its portfolio of professional services, Leadership Council and Employment Tracker™ can help your business, visit www.NOD.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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