The Dow Chemical Company

Dow Named by Human Rights Campaign Foundation as 2018 “Best Place to Work” for LGBTQ Equality

The recognition marks Dow’s 13 th consecutive year receiving a perfect score on the Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index

In recognition of its inclusive workplace, The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, has been named by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation as a 2018 “Best Place to Work” for LGBTQ equality. This marks the Company’s 13th consecutive year receiving a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, a global benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT equality and inclusion.

“Year after year, Dow continues to be recognized as a leader in advocating an inclusive workplace environment where all employees feel welcome and respected,” said Karen S. Carter, Dow’s chief inclusion officer. “The recognition from HRC is a testament to our leadership team and to the thousands of Dow employees who have made it their mission to actively embrace equality and diversity. We also know our efforts cannot stop here. As a Company, we will continue to work toward achieving the strongest possible standards in LGBT policies and practices.”

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Diversity & Inclusion

Our solutions are reshaping our world. And at the heart of our solutions are our people. Their diversity* is our strength. They reflect the world in which we do business and the communities in which we live. Dow is proud to join the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Representing 175 companies, 50+ industries and all geographies, our public commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue, that together we can play a critical role in addressing.

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Working closely with our customers we deliver products and solutions that create value and competitive advantage while positively impacting the world we live in. Collectively, our efforts have lasting results, creating higher performance for our customers and reshaping the world around us to build a better future for everyone.

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GLAD, Dow's employee resource group for LGBTQ+ and Ally Team Members – Dow’s historic and long held commitment to improving LGBTQ+ workplace equality began more than a decade ago when it formed the Chemical industry’s first LGBTQ+ employee resource group, GLAD. GLAD has partnered with Dow leadership globally to advocate for equitable and inclusive policies and practices. Since 2004, Dow and GLAD have consecutively received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.

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"“GLAD fosters an inclusive, accepting environment so that people can excel at Dow – and help Dow excel. GLAD does this by implementing leading policies and practices for the creation of a safe, inclusive, supportive and open working environment for all employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identification.”"

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