Dow Chemical Shareholders' Message to Management: Address Specific Health, Environmental and Social Concerns of Bhopal, India survivors

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1 December 2005

Dow Chemical Shareholders' Message to Management: Address Specific Health, Environmental and Social Concerns of Bhopal, India survivors

Author: Boston Common Asset Management

Concerned Dow Chemical shareholders announced today that they have filed a resolution with the company requesting that it address its outstanding responsibilities for the 1984 Bhopal Chemical facility explosion, which killed 15,000 and injured more than 100,000. The New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) and the New York City Fire Department (NYCFD) Pension Fund requests that Dow Chemical provide its shareholders an explanation of new initiatives instituted by management to address social and environmental impact concerns for Bhopal survivors of the Union Carbide (UCC) Chemical disaster.

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2 February 2005

company response: Statement of The Dow Chemical Company Regarding the Bhopal Tragedy

Author: Dow Chemical

While Dow has no responsibility for Bhopal, we have never forgotten the tragic event and have helped to drive global industry performance improvements...The former Bhopal plant was owned and operated by Union Carbide India, Ltd. (UCIL), an Indian company, with shared ownership by Union Carbide Corporation, the Indian government, and private investors. Union Carbide sold its shares in UCIL in 1994, and UCIL was renamed Eveready Industries India, Ltd., which remains a significant Indian company today.

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