MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the fourth consecutive year, Dow (NYSE: DOW) has received a top score on the 2020 Disability Equality Index® (DEI), again placing the Company among the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.” Administered jointly by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the DEI serves as the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion.
“Dow’s top rating on the 2020 Disability Equality Index is a testament to the inclusive culture we are building,” said Peter Holicki, executive sponsor for Dow’s Disability Employee Network and senior vice president of operations, manufacturing and engineering. “We recognize that an inclusive culture – one that creates an environment where everyone can thrive – delivers significant business results and fosters a true sense of pride, inspiration and belonging for all colleagues.”
The DEI survey measures key performance indicators across culture, leadership, accessibility, employment practices, community engagement, support services and supplier diversity. Participating companies self-reported their disability policies and practices, and were then scored on a scale from zero to 100.
Dow is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can bring their whole selves to work. In addition to Dow’s policies and programs, the company offers an employee resource group, the Disability Employee Network (DEN), to empower employees with disabilities and to raise awareness and educate about disabilities to become better allies.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.