Dow Chemical Company is on the Cruelty Free Investing use of animals list because they test their chemicals on animals to assess product’s safety profile.
PETA has initiated a Shareholder campaign against company’s animal testing policy. As per PETA’s report “Most of the animal testing at Dow is conducted by the company’s chemical and agro-science divisions, either voluntarily or as part of government-sponsored testing programs, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) high production volume (HPV) chemical-testing program.”
The Dow Chemical Co. manufactures and supplies products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services. It serves the industries, including appliance; automotive; agricultural; building and construction; chemical processing; electronics; furniture; house wares; oil and gas; packaging; paints, coatings and adhesives; personal care; pharmaceutical; processed foods; pulp and paper; textile and carpet; utilities; and water treatment. The company operates through five segments: Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals and Performance Plastics. The company was founded by Herbert Henry Dow in 1947 and is headquartered in Midland, MI. [Source: MarketWatch]
Company Website: http://www.dow.com