10-K
UNION CARBIDE CORP /NEW/ filed this Form 10-K on 02/15/2018
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ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
As of the end of the period covered by the Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Corporation carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Corporation's Disclosure Committee and the Corporation's management, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Corporation's disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 15d - 15(b). Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Corporation's disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
There were no changes in the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation required by paragraph (d) of Exchange Act Rules 13a-15 or 15d-15 that was conducted during the last fiscal quarter that materially affected or were reasonably likely to materially affect the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting.

Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. The Corporation's internal control framework and processes are designed to provide reasonable assurance to management and the Board of Directors regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of the Corporation's consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

The Corporation's internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that:

pertain to the maintenance of records, that in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Corporation;
provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the Corporation are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and Directors of the Corporation; and
provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the Corporation's assets that could have a material effect on the consolidated financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, any system of internal control over financial reporting can provide only reasonable assurance and may not prevent or detect misstatements.

Management assessed the effectiveness of the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting and concluded that, as of December 31, 2017, such internal control is effective. In making the assessment, management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO") in Internal Control--Integrated Framework (2013).

The Corporation's internal control over financial reporting was not subject to attestation by the Corporation's independent registered public accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche LLP, pursuant to the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that permit the Corporation to provide only management's report. Therefore, this annual report does not include an attestation report regarding internal controls over financial reporting from Deloitte & Touche LLP.

February 15, 2018

/s/ RICHARD A. WELLS
 
/s/ IGNACIO MOLINA
Richard A. Wells
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
Ignacio Molina
Vice President, Treasurer and
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
/s/ RONALD C. EDMONDS
 
 
Ronald C. Edmonds, Controller and
Vice President of Controllers and Tax
The Dow Chemical Company
Authorized Representative of
Union Carbide Corporation
 
 

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