MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dow Chemical Company has earned 50th place on the 2018 Top 50 Companies For Diversity list from DiversityInc. The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation’s top companies for diversity and inclusion management. This is the first year Dow has earned a spot on the list which was announced at DiversityInc’s marquee event held in New York City on Tuesday, May 1.
“It is a true honor for Dow to be recognized for the progress we’ve made in driving an inclusive culture across our Company. Inclusion and diversity is simply not only the right thing to do, but is critical for business success as we must reflect the world we compete in today and will compete in tomorrow,” said Jim Fitterling, chief executive officer-elect for Dow and chief operating officer, DowDuPont Materials Science Division. “Today we will celebrate this incredible milestone for the Company.”
“At Dow we strive to create an inclusive culture that encourages all employees to contribute, and an environment where every employee trusts in his or her ability to bring their true selves and unique perspectives to work,” said Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow and director and former executive chairman, DowDuPont. “It is an honor to be recognized and is a testament to our strategic journey.”
DiversityInc’s extensive annual survey yields an empirically driven ranking based on recruitment, talent development, senior leadership commitment and supplier diversity. This year’s competition was improved by new survey questions, increased emphasis on fairness over chasing numbers and more sophisticated analysis from DiversityInc’s data scientists.
“It is an honor to have achieved this significant milestone in recognition of our progress,” said Karen S. Carter, chief Inclusion officer, Dow. “And as we celebrate this achievement, we also recognize that there is more work to do as we maintain our commitment and focus on delivering the culture of inclusion and diverse workforce necessary to deliver better business outcomes.”
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The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.