We have been awarded the Top Employers certification in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for 2019.


It’s not just us who think this is a great place to work. Dow has been officially certified 2019 Top Employer in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the third consecutive year for excellence in employee conditions.

In 2019, the following 12 countries have also received the prestigious certification: Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and the UAE.

The Top Employer Institute certified Dow as a Top Employer based on the fact that our employee offerings go beyond the required level across all measured criteria including talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning & development, performance management and company culture.

About the Certification Program

The Top Employers Institute Program has certified more than 1500 Top Employers in more than 118 countries across five continents. The program recognized those organizations with the ability to leverage their employer branding, benchmark their practices against other top performers and globally align their policies.

As an independent HR certification company, the Top Employers Institute assesses participants through their global HR Best Practices Survey. In order to be certified, organizations must successfully achieve the required minimum standard as set out by the Top Employers Institute.

The HR Best Practice Survey encompasses over 100 questions which cover 600 ‘People Development’ practices across 10 topics: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture. The Top Employers Institute evaluates the implementation of these HR practices and reviews how they are supported through Strategy, Ownership, Practices, Measurement and Technology.

What it means to be a Top Employer

Top Employers are organizations of the highest calibre that have worked hard to create, implement and progress their people strategies. They provide an outstanding experience through strategic and thoughtful workplace programmes which create an environment that empowers and develops employees.

Organizations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices.