Dow Chemical Company : An American Mnc Headquartered
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The Dow Chemical Company commonly referred to as Dow is an American MNC headquartered in Midland Michigan, United States. As of 2007 it is the second largest chemical manufacturer in the world by revenue and as of February 2009 the third largest chemical company in the world by market capitalization. It ranked third in the world by chemical production in 2015.
Dow manufactures plastics, chemicals and agricultural products. With the presence in about 160 countries, it employs about 54000 people worldwide. The company has seven different major operating segments with a wide variety of products made by each one. Dow’s 2012 sales today approximately $57 billion. Most of its sales are to other industries rather than end users. Dow sells…show more content… Mission
To passionately create innovation for their stakeholders at the intersection of chemistry, biology and physics.
Maximize long term value per share by being the most valuable and respected science company in the world.
• Respect for people
• Protecting the planet
Bhopal Gas Tragedy
The Bhopal Disaster was one of the world’s worst Industrial catastrophes. It occurred on the night of December 2-3, 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. A leak methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals from the plant resulted in the exposure of hundreds of thousands of people.
Estimates vary on the death toll. The official immediate death toll was 2259 and the government of Madhya Pradesh confirmed a total of 3787 deaths related to the gas release. Other estimate 3000-8000(Greenpeace) died within weeks and another 8000-20000(Greenpeace) have since died from gas related diseases. It is estimated that 10 to 30 people continue to die from exposure every month. According to the Indian medical research 25000 people have died from exposure since the initial explosion.
The UCIL factory was built in 1969 to produce the pesticide Sevin using methyl isocyanine as an intermediate. An MIC production plant was added in 1979. During the night of December 2-3, 1984, water entered a tank containing 42