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MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dow earned the 37th place on the 2019 Top 50 Companies for Diversity
list from DiversityInc,
which was announced yesterday at DiversityInc’s annual celebratory event
in New York City. Dow’s presence on the list for the second consecutive
year showcases its commitment to workplace diversity and reflects the
Company’s understanding of how a diverse workplace improves both
recruitment efforts and profits.

“We are proud to be recognized again as a leader in inclusion and
diversity, and it’s gratifying to see Dow move up 13 places on this
year’s list,” said Jim
, chief executive officer of Dow. “Dow’s ambition is to
become the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable
materials science company in the world. Success will be predicated on
building an inclusive culture that values and embraces differences, and
taps into the diverse ideas, cultural perspectives, and education, work
and life experiences of our people. Inclusion and diversity is a
business imperative.”

Dow’s move up the list, from 50th place to the 37th spot in 2019,
reflects the Company’s accelerated efforts in recent years to raise the
bar for making inclusion a catalyst for positive change.

“We are honored to receive this recognition for our progress and results
and committed to continuing to cultivate an inclusive workplace for a
globally diverse workforce,” said Karen
S. Carter
, chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer
of Dow. “DiversityInc sets the bar high and the top companies continue
to raise the bar higher. So, we are particularly pleased to be cited
among companies doing such outstanding and important work. This
achievement is a testimony to the efforts of thousands of Dow people
around the world who are bringing inclusion and diversity to life every
day and institutionalizing it in the way we work.”

For the first time Dow was also included on three of DiversityInc’s
Specialty Lists
: 15th on Top Companies for People with
, 21st on Top Companies for Diversity Councils,
and one of 34 companies on Top Companies for LGBT Employees.

To celebrate this notable milestone, Fitterling and Carter participated
in the 2019 DiversityInc event. Carter served as a panelist in a session
focusing on moving women of color into senior leadership role, while
Fitterling engaged in a fireside chat with Carolynn Johnson, COO of

Issued annually since 2001, the DiversityInc Top 50 list honors top
companies across the nation for their management of diversity and
inclusion. The list is based on data from a survey of more than 200
questions, which tracks and connects human capital outcomes with best
practices used to promote the advancement of underrepresented workplace
groups such as women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and
veterans. The rankings factor in a number of elements, including but not
limited to talent development, recruitment, supplier diversity and
senior leadership commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Visit DiversityInc’s
to view the entire Top 50 list and follow the conversation
at #DITop50.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the
industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to
achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer
centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s
portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and
plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated
science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth
segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow
operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs
approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of
approximately $50 billion in 2018. References to Dow or the Company mean
Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit
or follow @DowNewsroom
on Twitter.


Guillaume Artois
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