For the fourth consecutive year, 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 a 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 reports that it 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.
For more information, visit www.dow.com. Details regarding the DEI are available at https://disabilityin.org/what-we-do/disability-equality-index, and the AAPD can be found at www.aapd.com.