Dow Among the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies

May 24, 2023
Honor marks Dow's third consecutive year receiving this designation as the Materials Sector leader in program that recognizes companies committed to their communities.

For the third consecutive year, Dow has been named a 2023 honoree and the Materials Sector leader of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, an organization committed to inspiring, equipping and engaging people to take action to change their communities and the world.

The dimensions of The Civic 50 align with Dow's Environmental, Social and Governance focus, showcasing and recognizing the value that community investment and engagement creates for all stakeholders. Dow’s citizenship strategy focuses on signature engagement and investment. Some examples include:

  • The ALL IN employee resource group (ERG) fund harnesses the passion and perspective of our 10 ERGs to collaborate with community organizations tackling the greatest inclusion and diversity needs.
  • The Business Impact Fund brings together nonprofit organizations, employees, Dow customers and partners to tackle many of society’s most significant sustainability challenges.
  • The FIRST partnership serves a global robotics community that prepares young people for the future through interactive STEM education.
  • #PullingOurWeight is a global waste cleanup campaign that includes education about responsible waste management.
  • A global Volunteer and ERG Participation Policy fuels the company's emphasis on service and provides 12 hours of paid time off annually for eligible employees to participate in volunteer and ERG programs during scheduled work hours.

"We use our materials science expertise to create solutions that spark positive change for the places we do business and our global community as a whole," said Bob Plishka, global director of Strategic Corporate Partnerships and Dow Company Foundation president, in a press release announcing the honor. "Team Dow is at the center of our citizenship work, and it matters. In addition to the social impact, there is a strong link between Dow employees who volunteer and those who report a positive employee experience and strong engagement at work."

Now in its 11th year, The Civic 50 is a national standard for corporate citizenship and showcases how leading companies are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the core of their business. Honorees are companies with annual U.S. revenues of at least $1 billion and are selected based on four dimensions of their corporate citizenship and social impact programs: investment of resources and volunteerism, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems and impact measurement.

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