Inclusion and Diversity takes centre-stage at Dow India
Company opens deliberations relevant to multiple Employee Resource Group (ERG) to drive a culture of Inclusion, beyond diversity
MUMBAI, India. - October 24, 2018 - Dow India showcased its commitment to building an all-inclusive, diverse work culture by celebrating a “Inclusion and Diversity’ (I&D) week in the country. A series of events addressing diversity across gender, age, nationality, race and sexual orientation were hosted at all Dow India offices. Through the week-long activities Dow India recognized the work done by five key employee resource groups (ERGs) - Disability Employee Network (DEN), Asian Diversity Network (ADN), Women Employee Network (IWIN), Gay, Lesbian and Allies (GLAD) and Young Innovators Group (RISE). Guided by internal and external advisors, the ERG’s prioritised their strategies for the coming year.
The week saw participation by Alveda Williams (Corporate Director for Inclusion) and Peter Marshall (Director, Dow Logistics Sadara Interface and EMEAI GLAD sponsor) along with all the senior leadership of Dow India. The company engaged its employees through off-beat activities like Nature Trek, Interactive Session with ‘Dharavi Girl Coders’ Group and a panel discussion that brought forth family members of Dow India employees highlighting how the organization is providing a platform for them to grow professionally and personally.
Inclusion & Diversity is part of the company’s business strategy with the governance structure, vision statement, key performance indicators (KPIs), areas of focus and measures in place for an effective, sustainable strategy implementation and sustained performance.
The ERG’s at Dow are active business networks led and operated by employees of the organization to boost inclusion, sensitize employees, provide career guidance and act as sounding boards for employees. Each ERG is sponsored by a global leader of the organization and is dedicated towards one goal of creating an ‘all inclusive’ workplace. At Dow India, ERGs form an integral and inevitable component of the Inclusion and Diversity strategy that enable professional development of individuals through mentorship and networking opportunities.
About Dow India
Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of India's most challenging problems including the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. With 800+ employees in locations spread across the country, Dow India is continually finding ways to make people's lives healthier, safer and more convenient through exploring sustainable solutions based on technology development and application research in areas of infrastructure, transportation, energy, consumer and, lifestyle. As a responsible corporate citizen, the company uses its technology expertise and employee volunteerism to partner with the communities in which it operates. Dow continues to support Jaipur Foot through free distribution of prosthetic limbs along with BMVSS, building homes for the underprivileged through 'Habitat for Humanity' and supporting scientific thought and environmental awareness among the future generations through ‘Multiply the Message’ and ‘Mobile Science Lab’ programs. For more, visit www.dow-india.com / http://in.dow.com