Nothing is more important to Dow than safety, and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of all our colleagues, customers, suppliers and the broader global community.
Just as we did in China, where possible, we’ve asked our teams in impacted areas to work from home.
We also understand that we run world-class manufacturing organizations – organizations where health and safety is especially paramount, and where working from home may not be possible. As a result, we’re actively managing the situation – site by site and region by region – to ensure we are operating in the safest and most reliable manner possible.
To my colleagues, thank you for your professionalism and flexibility as we manage through this while continuing to serve all those who depend on us.
As the COVID-19 virus pandemic evolves, we are working closely with government officials and medical professionals, using guidance based on well-established and factual medical information. We will continue to work with these experts to adjust our plans as warranted.
In sum, our teams around the world are dedicated to running our enterprise safely and effectively and staying connected with all of our customers, partners and stakeholders.
We value the partnerships we’ve built – across our businesses, sites and communities – and we are committed to working together to overcome this global challenge.
Together, we can honor those we’ve lost and help create a world where trans people can truly reach their full potential.
Many companies are working towards creating workplaces that reflect the diversity of the society around them, and that requires effort, a great deal of awareness, and it requires change.
Inclusion and Diversity belong to all of us. While people tend to equate inclusion and diversity with gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, the reality is that we are all unique individuals, and all have something to offer. Dow’s core value – Respect for People – is about each and every one of us feeling like we belong. However, the reality is that not all diversity groups are treated equally nor do they have the same life experiences. Our work to improve the workplace and world for the transgender community in particular is why I’m writing today.