Dow recognized among the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S.

Midland, MI – For the third consecutive year, Dow (NYSE: DOW) has been named a 2023 honoree and the Materials Sector leader of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization committed to inspiring, equipping, and engaging people to take action to change their communities and the world.

“Becoming the world’s most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company means playing an active role in our communities,” said Rebecca Bentley, Dow’s vice president of Public Affairs and Dow Company Foundation director. “We are a more competitive Company when our communities are strong and resilient, and we partner with organizations who share our values and focus on creating a more sustainable future.”

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 ERG Fund harnesses the passion and perspective of our 10 ERGs to collaborate with community organizations tackling the greatest ID&E 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.

A global Volunteer and Employee Resource Group 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.

PullingOurWeight is a global waste cleanup campaign that includes education about responsible waste management.

“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. “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 eleventh 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.

“Companies play a critical role in creating thriving, participatory communities,” said Diane Quest, interim president and CEO, Points of Light. “Companies like Dow set a model for others, showing how to best use employee talent, business assets and integration to create meaningful impact, and we’re thrilled to uplift and celebrate their work as an honoree of The Civic 50 2023.”