2004 Committee Charter : DOW

Charter of the Environment, Health and Safety Committee

As amended and re-adopted in full by the Environment, Health and Safety Committee on December 10, 2003, and by the Board of Directors on December 11, 2003.

Purpose:
The Environment, Health and Safety Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Committee") assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities by assessing the effectiveness of environment, health and safety programs and initiatives that support the Environment, Health and Safety policy of the Company.

Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of the Committee include:

Reviewing the status of the Company's environment, health and safety policies and performance, including processes to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


Reviewing and providing input to the Company on the management of current and emerging environment, health and safety issues.


Reporting periodically to the Board of Directors on environment, health and safety matters affecting the Company.
Membership:
The Committee shall consist of at least three members to be elected by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall designate a Committee Chair.

Meetings:
The Committee shall meet at least three times a year, and additionally as appropriate. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum. Minutes of each meeting will be taken and recorded.

Annual Review of the Charter and Performance:
The Committee Charter shall be reviewed at least annually and revised as appropriate. The Committee shall conduct an annual performance evaluation.

Reports to the Board of Directors:
The Committee shall make regular reports to the Board of Directors.