Karen Carter is Dow’s new chief inclusion officer
Dow has released its first-ever annual Inclusion report. It is called SHINE, which is putting a spotlight on the company’s global Inclusion 2020 strategy and the progress they’ve made in 2017.
“At Dow, we intentionally lead with inclusion because without it, we cannot attract, retain or engage a talented and diverse workforce or reap the full human and financial benefits,” shared Karen S. Carter, chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer of Dow.
“There is little value in a diverse workforce if you do not have an inclusive culture that encourages and enables all people to make their fullest contribution,” Carter added.
“Inclusion is essential to Dow’s future success and this report demonstrates our strong commitment to being transparent about our progress and holding ourselves accountable,” said Jim Fitterling, chief executive officer of Dow. “Our goal is to build a culture where everyone is respected and valued and has an equal opportunity to develop, advance and be heard.”
The SHINE Inclusion report focuses on three areas.
Illuminating the Path Forward, which Dow is focused on by appointed its first-ever chief inclusion officer.
Championing Inclusion, Shining Brighter Together through global I&D workshops and skills development programs for leaders and employees, and supporting several employee resource groups.
Shining Light on Inclusion beyond Dow’s Borders. Dow is focused developing a more diverse supplier base, supporting public policy that contributes to a more inclusive workplace and building the skilled workforce of tomorrow that will meet customers’ needs.
Dow is a science and technology company that is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont.