Dow recently announced that it has advanced to 15th place on the 2022 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, which was announced at DiversityInc’s celebratory event in New York City. Dow reports that its placement on the list for the fifth consecutive year showcases its continued commitment and progress in advancing inclusion, diversity, and equity across the organization.
“Team Dow delivered a record-breaking year of financial performance for our Company, fueled by our commitment to advance inclusion, diversity and equity for all,” said Jim Fitterling, chairman and CEO. “This is further evidence for what we already knew—our business succeeds when our employees thrive. Dow’s placement on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list is a recognition of our progress, because it allows us to be measured among the best and motivates us to continue to achieve progress and results.”
In 2021, Dow refreshed its Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Strategy, which focuses on: leading with inclusion; elevating diversity; and embedding equity into practices, policies, and processes. Through deliberate focus and intentional actions, Dow reports that it delivered meaningful results and visible progress.
“Last year, we again faced many challenges, but with Team Dow’s perseverance and commitment to our core values and strategic priorities, we kept moving forward,” said Karen S. Carter, chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer. “We are honored and humbled to be recognized by DiversityInc for our intentional efforts to build an inclusive culture, advance diversity in our workforce and ensure equity for all.”
Dow was also included on six of DiversityInc’s specialty lists:
- Top Companies for Executive Diversity Councils
- Top Companies for People with Disabilities
- Top Companies for Black Executives
- Top Companies for Latino Executives
- Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
- Top Companies for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Issued annually since 2001, the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list recognizes companies with at least 750 employees in the U.S. for their management of diversity, inclusion, and equity. The list is based on data from a survey with more than 200 questions, which tracks human capital outcomes and connects them with best practices utilized to attract, retain, develop, and promote the advancement of underrepresented groups in the workplace. The survey also tracks organizations’ diversity spend and practices related to supplier diversity and philanthropy as a reflection of a company’s broader commitment to diversity and inclusion.