Engaging 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 2022, 52% of employees reported volunteering. A strong connection 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.
  • Through Dow’s #PullingOurWeight program, we catalyze employee volunteerism, business partnerships and community connections, to inspire a circular ecosystem through the removal, transformation and prevention of waste in the environment. In the six years since Dow launched our #PullingOurWeight campaign, tens of thousands of colleagues, family members and stakeholder volunteers have collected more than 2.1 million pounds of waste from waterways and watersheds to neighborhoods as part of the largest single-cause volunteer effort in the company’s history.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a U.S. paid holiday in 2020 and an opportunity for a day of service. We’ve partnered with community organizations and colleagues in the U.S. and around the world to stand against hate, build bridges and heal divides through service opportunities during MLK Day annually.