Blue and white person iconEngaging for Impact

Our people worldwide will directly apply their passion and expertise to advance the well- being of people and the planet.

Measuring our progress

By engaging our employees, communities and customers, we’re focused on advancing sustainable solutions, building inclusive communities and developing tomorrow’s innovators. We believe volunteering supports these global citizenship priorities, improves the employee experience and advances the Dow ambition.

Our metrics

  • Improve employee experience through volunteerism across Team Dow.
  • Invest in programs and partnerships that positively impact people, communities and the environment.

Recent highlights

  • In 2021, 50% of employees reported volunteering. A strong correlation has been found between employees who volunteered and/or participated in Employee Resource Groups and those who reported a positive employee experience.
  • As part of the company’s comprehensive enhancements to Total Rewards and in alignment to our 2025 Engaging for Impact Goal, Dow launched its first-ever global Volunteer and ERG Participation policy in September 2021. The policy grants employees 12 hours of paid time-off to volunteer and engage in ERG activities.
  • Dow’s #PullingOurWeight program continues to raise awareness around responsible waste management with employees, communities, customers and key stakeholders. In 2021, Dow hosted 195 community cleanups in 32 countries. There were 7,485 participants who helped remove 387,513 pounds of waste from the environment, of which 11.27% was recycled.
  • 2022 was the second year Dow honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a paid U.S. holiday for employees. The holiday was an opportunity for colleagues to learn and engage in conversations about racial equity and give back to their communities. More than 1,000 colleagues across 16 countries participated in a variety of company-offered virtual and in-person volunteer activities.