Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill-town in South India
A thermometer factory owned by Unilever irresponsibly dumped toxic mercury in the environs causing health and environmental hazards
Studies conducted years later still show dangerous levels of contamination of toxic mercury
Years of struggle, protests by locals and a rap video made Unilever take notice and act.
…. but the job is half-baked and half-done as Unilever continues to dish out questionable reports and clearly refuses to clean up the site to international standards. Hence locals, activists, students and artists continue to protest and carry the struggle forward. Screen-grabs from the latest video Kodaikanal still won’t!
We may do well to remember that Unilever has a long history of racism as these ads show us