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The human element

Dow Chemical's print ad released on 06.20.06

Paul Phare's series of artworks, A glimpse behind the mask of Dow is a personal response to Dow Chemical's "human element" advertising campaign, on which Dow has spent $30 million.
As Dow's victims are some of the poorest people on the planet they can't match this spend, but they have something more valuable than dollars. You.

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Dow is fined $325,000 by the US SEC for bribing Indian officials over 6 years.

February 13th, 2007

On February 13th, 2007 Dow Chemical settled with the SEC for $325,000 in an administrative case charging Dow's subsidiary DE-Nocil with bribing Indian officials in excess of $200,000 over a 6 year period to register Dow's pesticides in India.

Dow bribed officials to register Dursban in India - a product banned for home use in the United States because it has caused dozens of children permenant injury or even death. Click below to read some of the press coverage and download the PDF of the SEC proceedings.

Read the expose by Kushal P.S and Sunita Dubey in Down to Earth Magazine:

US fines Dow Chemicals for bribery by Indian subsidiary

Dow Accountability Network

February 13th, 2007

This 2003 mock annual report examines the performance of Dow Chemical, one of the largest chemical manufactuers in the world that has left many to question the way it does business.

"In 2003, Dow has annual sales of nearly $33 billion, employed approximately 46,000 people and served customers in 183 countries through 180 manufacturing sites, suppling 3,500 products. Dow also invested in good image projection. Its website is full of statements hailing the company as a model of social and enviromental responsibility. This report examines the reality behind the rhetoric. Even though the case studies only provide a snapshot of Dow's behavior around the world, they go some way to illustrate the Truth about Dow."

For more details download report (PDF).