Employee engagement and volunteerism

We inspire, empower and equip employees to make a positive impact in their communities through their time, talent and expertise. Employee engagement and volunteerism are critical levers for impact across our strategic pillars that help advance our ambition.

Empowering our global workforce

Dow volunteers check-in for the day's activities


of Team Dow volunteered at least once in the past year.

Benefits of volunteering include:

  • Understanding of the community’s needs
  • Sense of purpose
  • Sense of work group belonging
  • Pride in Dow
  • Overall job satisfaction
  • Professional skills
  • Relationship with customers and/or suppliers

Recognized among peers

Great Place to Work World's Best Workplaces logo

Great Place To Work® and Fortune names Dow one of the World's Best Workplaces™ in 2023

Civic 50 logo

Dow recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S.

Fair360 logo

Dow advances to #3 on Fair360's 2024 Top 50 Companies List

Engaging Dow teams

Dow volunteers at clean-up project

Supporting equity and inclusion on MLK Day

As part of Dow ACTs, we encourage Team Dow to transform the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday into a day “on” by reflecting on events that have shaped our history and giving back to others.

Dow volunteers work at Canada food bank

Paid time off to promote employee volunteering

A few years ago we launched our global Volunteer and Employee Resource Group (ERG) Participation Policy, giving our team paid time off to serve community organizations and engage in ERG activities.

Dow volunteer cleans waste in Thailand mangroves

#PullingOurWeight to address waste in the environment

This global program engages Team Dow, business partners and communities in cleanup efforts and education. Some 9,000 Dow employees, family, customers and others participated worldwide in 2023.

More ways we create social impact

Grants and Investments
We help accelerate positive change through grants and gift-in-kind donations, collaborations with non-profits and other partners, and supporting our team through volunteer and community efforts.
Looking for a grant?
Dow offers all kinds of grants to help support long-term social, economic and environmental health in Dow communities. If you would like to learn more, we’d be happy to inform you.

See the results of our ambition in action

2023 INtersections Report: Community