Dow has been called the "Chemical companies’ Chemical company." (3)
Let’s look at some background…
From the paint on our walls, to the computers on our desks, to the cars in our driveways, Dow products and technologies are all around us…all you have to do is look!
The Dow Chemical Company, commonly referred to as Dow, is an American multi-national chemical corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, United States. Dow is a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the chemical and specialty materials industry.
This chemical company is one of the major sponsors of the London 2012 Olympics; an event that supposedly prides itself on its ethical and environmental policies.
ETHICAL, I THINK NOT!!!!!!
Just listen to this…
Do you remember the worldwide dismay when, in 1984, an industrial plant in Bhopal, Central India, leaked 27 tons of deadly gas, where thousands in the local area were killed and over half a million were exposed, making it one of the world’s worst industrial catastrophes?
Because of this, women in this community reach menopause at 30, children are being born with deformities and girls do not menstruate until they are 18. Pigeon chests, webbed feet and growth retardation are still now frightening realities…It seems we were shocked and outraged, but it was soon forgotten…
What has this got to do with Dow Chemical, you may ask??
Their chemical plant NO DOUBT!!!
Now, 28 years later, toxic water and soil contamination means the situation remains a humanitarian and environmental tragedy affecting thousands.
Great piles of chemicals litter the grounds of the former Union Carbide plant (2), leaching their deadly toxins into the water and poisoning people slowly.
Apparently, there are no birds singing inside the site, but children are allowed to play there.
Cows and goats graze on the land contaminated by these deadly poisons – not a healthy environment for these peoples’ food source!
The multi-billion dollar company now responsible for the site in Bhopal is neglecting their duty to clean up the area so thousands of lives are still at risk.
Despite a number of reports and scientific studies, only $8,300 has been spent on providing a fresh source of water for the slum dwellers (2). It is believed that water tanks have been supplied, but are only ever half-full and the water is still far from clean.
It is reported that the Chief Minister of the local Madhya Pradesh Government declines to comment on why the factory has not been cleaned up and, more importantly, when the 25,000 plus people will get access to clean water…
Dow can’t spend money cleaning up their mess in another third world country, but can become a worldwide partner of the Olympic Games – With sponsorship extending to 2020. This is ironic I believe…
In the London press, the British Prime Minister David Cameron said he does not want the London Olympics used for industrial or political purposes and has backed the sponsorship of the 2012 Games by the US industrial giant Dow Chemical (4), saying it is a reputable company…
Obviously not his backyard..!!
Now new claims have been made that Parliament was misled about some elements of the deal, which may not come out fully until much later (4). ..
Most likely after the Olympics are done and dusted…!!
Recently, The Indian Olympic Association president VK Malhotra said "Olympics are about love, brotherhood and transparency, and this company (Dow) is linked with another which was responsible for killing thousands of Indian people. It’s unacceptable that such a company is a sponsor in the Olympics. (1)
And I have to agree with him…It is unethical…
Now, the Olympics are on a collision course, its green living versus the green $, the green ideas of environmentalism versus the greenbacks of corporate capitalism…hmm…
Sadly, when these sponsors are selected, money talks much more loudly than their values.
The Olympic values are all about celebrating our common humanity. Given the value of the Olympic brand to these companies, is it unacceptable..?? I believe not…
The fact that it’s difficult to know where to draw the line doesn’t mean a line shouldn’t be drawn.
I agree that people have the right to express their point of view but when it gets to a point where recognition stifles the joy of millions of viewers, we all have to look at a solution.. Whatever the outcome..!!
The London Olympic Games are drawing closer and as a fan of the Olympics and the athletes going, I’d definitely like to see less unethical corporate sponsorship, and a greater effort to ensure sponsors are more ethical.
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