Dow Corning in India recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity to
provide affordable low-cost housing for families in need in Maharashtra. The
company co-funded with Habitat for Humanity, the building of
affordable houses in Ambegaon, situated in Pune district. The beneficiaries
were families who were displaced due to irrigation projects in the region.
Construction on these houses is nearly complete, and will benefit about 45
In addition twenty-five employees from the Mumbai office of Dow
Corning traveled to Dongerpada near Mumbai to assist in building houses for two
underprivileged families as part of a volunteer build program organized by
Habitat for Humanity.
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning 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®
brands. Dow Corning is a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical
Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales
are outside the United States.
In India, Dow
is one of the fastest growing specialty chemical companies. From our office in
Mumbai and our manufacturing facility in Pune, we serve customers across India
and South Asia. Our Application & Engineering Technical Services laboratory
enables collaboration with Indian customers to provide solutions that are new
to, or customized for India.
Other Community Initiatives of Dow Corning
Dow Corning is working with some of the villages around their manufacturing
facility near Pune to construct anganwadis that provide underprivileged
children with shelter, education, nutrition and healthcare. The company is
currently piloting a solar project at Karde village, which will provide solar
electricity to the local anganwadi and school.
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 Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. HFHI has built more than 300,000
houses in 100 countries globally, and over 1.2 million people are living in
Habitat homes they helped build and which they own through low-cost, no-profit
mortgages. Habitat for Humanity India is one of the largest country programs of
Habitat for Humanity International.
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