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2011.01.18
Dow Corning participates in Mumbai Marathon Dream Run; supports the cause of education for the underprivileged


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Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, participated in the Dream Run, part of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2011 on 16th January - nearly forty employees of Dow Corning in India took part in the Dream Run in order to contribute funding to ATMA, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that works in the field of education for the underprivileged.

Speaking on this event, Jean Paul Mollie, Dow Corning’s president for Middle East, South Asia and Africa said, “Dow Corning believes in the concept of education for all, regardless of economic background. Supporting ATMA means that we can make a difference to the people who will benefit from this the most.”

Mary Ellen Matsui, resource manager with ATMA commented “We thank all our supporters, including Dow Corning, who have so generously contributed their time and money to this cause. Every child has a right to education, and it is this right that we aim to provide.”

Dow Corning is also active in the villages around their manufacturing facility near Pune, partnering with the villagers to construct anganwadis (day care centers) that provide underprivileged children with shelter, education, nutrition and healthcare. The company has also piloted a solar project at Karde village, which provides solar electricity to the local anganwadi and school. In addition, a group of ten volunteers from Dow Corning were in Bangalore recently for a month, working with local social entrepreneurs on base of the pyramid solutions.

At Dow Corning, we support the principle of sustainability through our business strategies, processes, products and solutions. As a global corporate value, sustainability involves focusing on and creating balance among its three main pillars: economic prosperity, environmental quality and social equity.

About ATMA
ATMA Mumbai partners with NGO's, who are working in the field of education and children, to become sustainable and professional organizations - and therefore are able to positively change the lives of thousands of underprivileged children in Mumbai.

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning (www.dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® (www.xiameter.com) brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

Dow Corning is also the majority shareholder in the Hemlock Semiconductor Group (www.hscpoly.com) joint ventures, which includes Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C. Hemlock Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and solar cells and modules. Hemlock Semiconductor began operations in 1961 and has announced more than $4 billion of investments since 2005.

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