KodaiMercury

2017

13 Nov

High Mercury Levels in Fish from Kodai lake, Periakulam Ponds; IIT-Hyderabad Study Cautions Fish Consumers

Press Release

2016

08 Sep

Don’t accept sub-standard cleanup in Kodai – Write to the environment minister

Action Alert
16 Jun

PRESS RELEASE – Study Finds Record High Levels Mercury in Kodai Forest Sediments

Press Release
15 Apr

Point-Counterpoint — A Detailed and Referenced Counter to Unilever’s Arguments Against a Thorough Clean-up

Reports & Studies
15 Apr

Unilever’s Mercury Pollution in Kodaikanal, India – Claims vs Reality

Uncategorised
09 Mar

Victory – Hindustan Unilever settles with 591 Kodaikanal workers

Press Release
01 Mar

List of workers engaged in the Mercury Thermometer factory as told to Govt of India by HUL

Other
15 Feb

IPEN Mercury Policy Advisor – Guidance on the indentification, management and remediation of mercury-contaminated sites.

Reports & Studies

2015

30 Dec

Yuyun – Polman exchange

Other
15 Dec

Scientific Opinion on HUL’s Proposed Cleanup — Dr. Sultan Ismail, Soil Biologist

Reports & Studies
15 Dec

Scientific Opinion on HUL’s Proposed Cleanup — Dr. Dilip Boralkar, Member, Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on Hazardous Wastes

Reports & Studies
18 Nov

Report shows elevated mercury levels outside HUL factory, claim activists

Press Coverage
27 Oct

PCB chief promises steps to clear mercury waste

Press Coverage
27 Oct

Action sought against Hindustan Uniliver Ltd.

Press Coverage
27 Oct

Jayalalithaa directs authorities to take action

Press Coverage
26 Oct

TAMIL Press Release: CPM, VCK, MDMK Call for Strict Action on Unilever for Kodai Pollution

Press Release
26 Oct

Press Release: CPM, VCK, MDMK Call for Strict Action on Unilever for Kodai Pollution

Press Release
26 Oct

Interim report – Assessment of mercury levels in soil, sediment, and water samples from the offsite area of Hindustan Unilever Limited factory (HUL), Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu- INDIA

Reports & Studies
01 Oct

Panel unhappy over Kodaikanal re-mediation standards

Press Coverage
30 Sep

HUL Push for New Standards of Clean-up Rejected by Local Area Environment Committee

Press Coverage
29 Sep

ஜஸ்டிஸ் ராக்ஸின் அன்மேக்கிங் இந்தியா இசை நிகழ்ச்சியை வழங்காதவர்களாக யுனிலிவர் அறிவிப்பு

Press Release
29 Sep

PRESS RELEASE: Unilever Named as Unsponsor for Justice Rocks “Un-Making India” Concert

Press Release
25 Sep

INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 25/09/2015: UN Green Award comes with responsibility: Global Champions remind Unilever CEO Paul Polman

Press Release
24 Sep

Unilever Gets Unprotected Workers to Remove Mercury-soaked Asbestos in Kodai Factory Kodai Municipality Stops Unilever’s Unauthorised Works on Site

Press Release
23 Sep

Sofia talks about Kodaikanal Won’t

Gallery
23 Sep

Esther’s story

Gallery
13 Sep

Press Release: Celebrities shun Unilever products, say #WontBuyUnilever (Tamil)

Press Release
13 Sep

Celebrities launch #WontBuyUnilever campaign; Urge Consumers to Act Against Unilever Double Standards

Press Release
27 Aug

Press Release: Unilever’s Proposed Cleanup Not Ecologically Acceptable (Tamil)

Press Release
27 Aug

Press Release: “Unilever’s Proposed Cleanup Not Ecologically Acceptable

Press Release
26 Aug

Evaluation of DPR by Dr. Mark Chernaik: Soil Remediation at Kodaikanal HUL Factory site, with offsite disposal of treated soils to Authorized TSDF

Reports & Studies
23 Aug

Letter from Chairman of Kodaikanal Municipality

Letters
23 Aug

Press Release: Unilever is a million days off the mark on Kodaikanal

Press Release
23 Aug

E-mail from Paul Polman on concerns in Kodaikanal

Letters
23 Aug

#UnileverPollutes: the crisis sparked by a viral video

Other
23 Aug

Kodai opposes mercury clean up standard proposed by Unilever

Press Coverage
21 Aug

Detailed Project Report on Soil Remediation

Reports & Studies
20 Aug

The unending fallout of Unilever’s thermometer factory in Kodaikanal

Press Coverage
20 Aug

Minutes of Working Committee meeting – 11 Oct 2002

Other
20 Aug

Minutes of Working Committee meeting – 03 May 2005

Other
20 Aug

2001 letter from Unilever denying mercury pollution

Letters
10 Aug

Press Release: Activists Don’t Trust Unilever; Urge TNPCB to Undertake Study

Press Release
10 Aug

TNPCB Press release: Clarifies current status of cleanup

Press Release
06 Aug

PRESS RELEASE: Activists Slam Unilever for Environmental Double-standards; Unilever Pushing TNPCB to Dilute Clean up Standard

Press Release
05 Aug

PRESS RELEASE: Unilever Trots Out Dubious Science to Protect its Health

Press Release
05 Aug

TNPCB Closure Order

Legal
03 Aug

Factsheet: Response to the claims made by HUL on their website

Other
01 Aug

Unilever CEO remains silent while hundreds of thousands of people share a music video exposing Unilever’s toxic inaction.

Press Release
31 Jul

Press Release: Online Music Video Calls Unilever’s Bluff on Social Responsibility

Press Release
22 Jul

Real Unilever makes you sick!

Solidarity action
01 Jul

Mercury pollution victims seek justice: The Hindu

Press Coverage
30 Jun

Mercury Pollution-hit Kodai Unilever Ex-workers Protest at Firm’s Mumbai HQ: The New Indian Express

Press Coverage
30 Jun

HUL eyes wider product portfolio as part of new strategy: Business Standard

Press Coverage
30 Jun

‘Mercury pollution’: Former workers from TN unit protest outside HUL head office: Indian Express

Press Coverage
29 Jun

HUL AGM 2015 protest

Gallery
29 Jun

Mercury Workers Poop Unilever Party: Protests Mar AGM 2015

Action Alert
29 Jun

Mercury-affected Workers Protest at Hindustan Unilever AGM

Press Release
25 Jun

Moss, Lichen & Sediments study in Kodaikanal 2015

Reports & Studies
25 Jun

Unilever Factory Leaks Toxic Mercury into Watershed Forest

Press Release
18 Jun

The real Unilever does not make life better – Poster

Pictures
15 Jun

Update from Durham, UK

Action Alert
18 May

Policy on Fixing Damages, Rehab for Workers Hit by Pollution Sought

Press Coverage
17 May

Kodaikanal victims’ cry grows only louder

Press Coverage
16 May

Unilever’s Kodai Pollution Is a Case to Evolve Policy for Clean Up, Compensation

Press Release
12 May

Panel Discussion on 16th May ’15: Unilever’s Toxic Legacy in Kodaikanal

Other
04 May

Mercury In The Mist: Holding Unilever In India To Account

Press Coverage
04 May

Scientific community backs fight against MNC – Deccan Chronicle

Press Coverage
04 May

No answers still from Unilever – Deccan Chronicle

Press Coverage
04 May

Kodai Mercury Dump ‘Burns’ in UK – The New Indian Express

Press Coverage
01 May

Notes from inside the Unilever AGM

Other
01 May

Kodaikanal Poops Unilever Party in UK

Other
26 Apr

Poison case puts Polman’s green boasts on the line – The Sunday Times

Press Coverage
27 Mar

Unfair And Ugly

Press Coverage
09 Mar

Chennaiites Ask Unilever CEO to Walk His Talk and Clean Up Kodaikanal

Uncategorised
09 Mar

Guidance document for assessment and remediation of contaminated sites in India

Reports & Studies
08 Mar

Letter to Paul Polman

Letters
06 Mar

Union Solidarity International – Global Day of Action against Unilever in India

Action Alert
06 Mar

Solidarity for Kodaikanal’s battle against Unilever in Durban

Uncategorised
09 Feb

Global Day of Action Against Unilever 2015

Action Alert
22 Jan

Review of the nature and type of hazardous waste polluted sites in India

Reports & Studies
22 Jan

How the Cosmetics Industry ranks on Toxic Chemicals

Reports & Studies
22 Jan

The Hidden Costs of Skin-Deep Beauty – Fact sheet on Unilever’s cosmetics

Reports & Studies

2014

27 Dec

Have a heart, say children

Uncategorised
21 Dec

March 7 – Global day of action against Unilever

Uncategorised
13 Dec

Premature Deaths

Gallery
13 Dec

HLL Action

Gallery
13 Dec

First Rally

Gallery
02 Dec

Thirty Years After Bhopal: Lessons we refuse to learn – The Statesman

Press Coverage
14 Nov

Employees protest outside Hindustan Unilever head office – DNA Mumbai

Press Coverage
31 Oct

More than 450 workers protest outside HUL head office – CNBC TV18

Press Coverage
31 Oct

Unions Accuse HUL Of Discrimination – Bloomberg TV

Gallery
31 Oct

HUL Workers Protest, Demand Higher Wages & Right To Unionize – ET Now

Gallery
31 Oct

Workers of Hindustan Unilever Poorly Paid, With No Right to Unionize – IndianCSR

Press Coverage
30 Oct

HLEU Demonstration outside HUL Head Office

Gallery
13 Oct

India signs the Minamata Convention – Live Mint

Press Coverage
11 Sep

testPetition post

Uncategorised
19 May

Demonstrations against HLL – The Hindu

Press Coverage
07 Apr

UK campaigners question Unilever over India activities – The Economic Times

Press Coverage

2012

07 Apr

Get Hindustan Unilever to clean up Kodai unit – The Hindu

Press Coverage

2011

09 Nov

Final Report of the GOI Committee

Reports & Studies
01 Nov

Action assured in mercury leak case – ExpressBuzz

Press Coverage
04 Jul

Decade-long struggle in 16 minutes – Indian Express News

Gallery
14 Jun

Project to phase out mercury use in private healthcare organisations – The Hindu

Press Coverage
01 May

Chronology of Events – May 2011

Other

2010

16 Nov

HUL admits to breach of protocol at TN factory – Hindu Business Line

Press Coverage
15 Oct

Study on soil conservation while undertaking soil remediation process in mercury contaminated site of Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Kodaikanal

Reports & Studies
15 Oct

Study on trees protection measures during decontamination process of mercury polluted soil

Reports & Studies
15 Oct

Site Specific Cleanup Standards for HUL’s Mercury Thermometer Manufacturing Factory at Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu – IIT Delhi

Reports & Studies
11 Sep

Poisoned – Pictures by Sudhanshu Malhotra

Gallery
11 Sep

Poisoned ground – Frontline

Press Coverage
19 Jul

Is your garam masala safe from mercury?

Press Coverage
19 Jul

Waiting in vain for compensation – Expressbuzz

Press Coverage
21 Jun

Unwanted gift of quicksilver to Kodaikanal – Express News Service

Press Coverage
21 Jun

Tamil Nadu’s “Bhopal in waiting” – Express News Service

Press Coverage
21 Jun

Current cleanup can’t protect Pambar Shola – Express News Service

Press Coverage
20 Mar

Critique of clean-up standards proposed by Unilever

Reports & Studies
09 Mar

Clean-up standards for toxic mercury leak relaxed – The Hindu

Press Coverage
09 Mar

Kodaikanal Residents Fight Against Mercury Dumping

Press Coverage
09 Mar

RTI Papers Reveal Dilution in Remediation Stand – Express News Service

Press Coverage
08 Mar

NEERI, TNPCB in Bed with Polluter: Kodai Residents Allege

Press Release
07 Mar

Double Standards Kodai – Unilever’s Mercury Fever & Kodaikanal’s Ecological Time Bomb

Reports & Studies

2009

01 Apr

Unilever – Overview of controversial business practices 2008

Reports & Studies

2008

19 Jul

Mercury Menace – New Indian Express

Press Coverage

2007

13 Oct

Detailed Project Report, ERM, 2007

Reports & Studies
23 Aug

Prevent Mercury Pollution – The Hindu

Press Coverage
01 Jul

Mercury exposure: panel to probe health condition of former factory workers – The Hindu

Press Coverage
29 Jun

Report of the High Court appointed Expert Committee

Reports & Studies
18 May

Mercury Affected Children and Ex-workers From Kodaikanal Protest Outside the AGM of HLL

Press Release
18 May

Hindustan Lever profits from Poison

Press Release
15 Feb

Protocol for Remediation of Mercury Contaminated Site at HLL Thermometer Factory, Kodaikanal

Reports & Studies
22 Jan

Former Watertown company blamed for poisonings in India – News Watch 50

Press Coverage
18 Jan

Ex-Mercury workers protest death of their co-worker; demand HLL to accept liability

Press Release
01 Jan

Exposure to Mercury: A Major Public Health Concern

Reports & Studies

2006

10 Sep

Site Specific Target Levels, ERM, 2006

Reports & Studies
06 Mar

Protest against Hindustan Lever’s decontamination policy – New Kerala

Press Coverage

2005

10 Dec

Direct and indirect arsenic release from soaps by unhygienic use in tubewells

Reports & Studies
19 Oct

Studies of mercury pollution in a lake due to a thermometer factory situated in a tourist resort: Kodaikkanal, India

Reports & Studies

2003

01 Oct

Opinion of Dr. Tom Van Teuenbroek on Occupational Safety and Health in HUL Thermometer Factory

Reports & Studies
01 Jun

Indian Peoples’ Tribunal Report

Reports & Studies
11 Apr

Greenpeace lichen report

Reports & Studies
10 Jan

Study of mercury pollution near a thermometer factory using lichens and mosses

Reports & Studies
01 Jan

Elemental Mercury And Inorganic Mercury Compounds: Human Health Aspects

Reports & Studies

2002

26 Dec

MoEF permission for the export of mercury waste to the USA

Letters
01 Nov

Global Mercury Assessment

Reports & Studies
15 May

Environmental Site Assessment Report. URS Dames & Moore 2002 – Part 3

Reports & Studies
15 May

Environmental Site Assessment Report. URS Dames & Moore 2002 – Part 2

Reports & Studies
15 May

Environmental Site Assessment Report. URS Dames & Moore 2002 – Part 1

Reports & Studies

2001

07 Aug

URS Dames and Moore report

Reports & Studies
19 Mar

Report of Dr P N Viswanathan for HUL

Reports & Studies

1991

01 Jan

Environmental Health Criteria 118

Reports & Studies