Dow Chemical named one of Middle East’s Top Employers for 2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 26, 2017 - The Dow Chemical Company has been recognised as one of the best places to work in the Middle East with the company’s operations in UAE and Saudi Arabia winning the prestigious Top Employers Institute certification.

The Top Employer Institute certification is awarded following a robust assessment, validated by an auditing of the companies' practices in a number of areas, including compensation and employee benefits, career development, working conditions and training and development. Dow’s culture, learning and development opportunities, rewards package, on-boarding program, as well as Dow’s wealth of HR policies were credited with enabling the win in the Middle East.

Jim McIlvenny, Dow’s President for the India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey (IMEAT) region said, “At Dow, we are keen to foster a culture which allows our employees to innovate and collaborate. In our offices across the region, we develop numerous programs which nurture talent, while also ensuring the wellbeing of our employees. We are excited to be recognized as a Top Employer again and we will continue to invest in our commitment to offer a safe and superior work environment for our staff.”

Dow has also received this illustrious award in multiple other geographies including China, USA, Belgium, UK, Greece, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa all winning prestigious Top Employers Institute certification.

Since 1991, the Top Employers Institute has recognized Top Employers around the world using proprietary methodology to maintain certification objectivity, independence and selectivity. The certification is awarded to organizations that achieve the highest standards of excellence as verified through the Top Employers Institute comprehensive review. The certification process includes an analysis of the human resources environment, validation of research and an external audit which benchmarks against other companies. Performance scores are rated against an international standard.

About Dow in the Middle East
Dow has a longstanding relationship with the Middle East beginning with the establishment of manufacturing and commercial facilities in the United Arab Emirates more than 35 years ago. Since then, Dow has established a solid presence in the Middle East petrochemicals industry, partnering with leading regional companies to set up state-of-the-art petrochemical complexes across the region. For 18 years, Dow and Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C. (PIC) of Kuwait have shared one successful milestone after another, partnering on six industry-leading joint ventures. Saudi Aramco and Dow have formed a joint venture. Sadara Chemical Company, to build, own and operate a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From the entrepreneurship initiatives of LoYac in Kuwait to the new Dow Middle East and Africa R&D Center at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, Dow actively supports the social and economic aspirations of the communities where it operates. For more information about Dow in the Middle East, please visit: