Dow Inc. has pledged to vet vendors for their pro-LGBTQ policies, and the company does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. While Dow has not used corporate funds to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression, the company regularly uses its corporate reputation to support ideological policies such as the Equality Act. To date, there are no cases of Dow terminating business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. For these reasons, Dow receives a "Medium Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Dow has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means Dow has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Dow does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Dow has signed public letters in support of the Equality Act and opposes laws to protecting women’s and girls’ sports (1)(2). Dow was one of many companies that signed an open letter condemning multiple state-level election security laws (3). Dow signed an open letter opposing a Florida bill that would prevent teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Dow’s last public 990 form, released in 2015, indicates that Dow has not given corporately to any ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression (1). Dow’s public annual and Sustainability/ESG reports from FY 2021 contain no evidence of Dow using corporate funds to fund these groups (2)(3). However, Dow did pledge $5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (4)(5).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Dow’s PAC contributes in a bipartisan manner in accordance with business interests (1).
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March 28, 2023
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