Dow India Employees Run for a Cause at The Mumbai Marathon
Employees take part in the Corporate Challenge in support of Concern India Foundation
Mumbai - Employees of Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. (Dow India) will run in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on January 18, 2009 in support of vocational education and training to differently challenged children and youth in Mumbai, through donations to Concern India Foundation. More than 30 employees will participate in the Corporate Challenge where employees are motivated to raise money through pledges.
“Marathons stir the conscience of every citizen, encouraging them to reach out in aid of a cause or charity. This initiative by our employees to run as a team in the prestigious Mumbai Marathon shows the drive and passion that our employees possess”, said Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran, president & CEO, Dow India, “This is a hallmark of Dow India’s commitment to the empowerment of the communities in which we operate and the encouragement we give to our employees to continue such efforts.”
The community initiative supported by Concern India Foundation runs a program for school children with multiple challenges and disabilities. The school provides basic education opportunities for physical and mental development, self-care and vocational training for children in Mumbai. Charity support at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is being managed by the United Way of Mumbai which encourages bringing professional management concepts to social work.
About Dow India
Dow Chemical International Private Limited, headquartered in Mumbai, has more than 750 employees, at its head office, one manufacturing site and three Centers of Excellence. Operations in India have experienced exciting growth with annual sales crossing Rs 1880 crores ($470 mm) mark in 2007. As a responsible corporate citizen, Dow India has helped build homes for the homeless through the ‘Habitat for Humanity’ Jimmy Carter Work Project, supplied free artificial limbs through the ‘Jaipur Foot’ initiative, and collaborated with the Byrraju Foundation to supply clean drinking water to villages in India.
Concern India Foundation
Started in 1991, by Mr. Ardeshir B K Dubash, Concern India Foundation is a non profit, public charitable trust. Our objective is to work towards making every disadvantaged individual self-reliant and thereby enable him / her to lead a life of dignity. We strongly believe that the disadvantaged need opportunities, not charity. Concern India Foundation supports development oriented organizations working with the most vulnerable people of our society in the areas of education, health and community development. Through financial and non financial support, Concern India Foundation helps bring about a positive change in the lives of destitute children, youth, the differently abled people, women and the aged, thus completing the Circle of Life. Concern India Foundation today supports over 150 programmes through its offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune.
With annual sales of $54 billion and 46,000 employees worldwide, Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “ Human Element ” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in around 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.
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