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

  • The Business Impact Fund will invest $10 million targeting business opportunities that lead to innovative, sustainable solutions to social problems.
  • Dow will uncover customer and business collaborations and develop external partnerships that deliver shared value and generate $25 million NPV.
  • Dow will positively impact students and teachers through programs in support of STEM education, achieving 10 percent of workforce participation with 100,000 teachers and 500,000 students impacted.
  • 100% of sites with more than 50 employees will participate in community engagement activities contributing to safe, healthy and economically viable communities.
  • Engaging for Impact activities will support Dow’s overall strategy to achieve top quartile scores for Employee Engagement, and 100% of core leadership development programs will include sustainability impact exposure and opportunity to help build a culture of volunteering.

Recent highlights

  • Approximately 18,000 Dow volunteers collected more than 175,000 pounds of trash from 175 different locations globally during our 2019 #PullingOurWeight campaign.
  • Distributed $4.2 million to date for Business Impact Fund sustainability projects in 16 countries
  • Launched our ALL ERG Impact Fund with $200,000 in seed grants to support inclusion programming initiated by Dow Employee Resource Groups in Dow communities.