For the sixth consecutive year, Dow has received a top score on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI) – a benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and Am Law 2001 to measure disability workplace inclusion. This again places the company among the "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion" for 2022. The rating is administered jointly by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
"We are so happy that Dow continues its leadership position on the 2022 Disability Equality Index. It is a testament of the company's commitment to building and progressing an inclusive culture and advancing disability inclusion," said John Sampson, executive sponsor for Dow's Disability Employee Resource Group and senior vice president of operations, manufacturing and engineering. "At Dow we believe that people living with disabilities are an indispensable source of talent who continue to deliver significant value to our customers and the communities we operate in."
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 scored on a scale from zero to 100. In 2022, more than 400 corporations, including 69 Fortune 100, 188 Fortune 500, and 227 Fortune 1000 utilized the DEI to benchmark their disability inclusion efforts.
In addition to Dow's policies and programs regarding an inclusive workplace, 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 create better allies.