Issued by Tamilnadu Alliance Against Mercury, St. Mary’s Road Residents Welfare Association & Community Environmental Monitoring 15 June, 2016 — Exposing as false Hindustan Unilever’s claim that its mercury contaminated factory site is not an ongoing threat to the Pambar Shola ecology, results of analyses from a Department of Atomic Energy laboratory have revealed record […]
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Unilever Plc and the latter’s CEO Mr. Paul Polman have responded defending their move to dilute soil mercury clean-up standards in Kodaikanal from their originally proposed 10 mg/kg to 20-25 mg/kg. In its defence, Below, we present a point-by-point clarification of the false claims made by Unilever and its CEO Paul Polman.
In 2001, a mercury thermometer factory operated by Unilever subsidiary Hindustan Unilever Ltd was shut down by state environmental regulators after it was found that the company had illegally disposed tonnes of mercury wastes at a local scrapyard. The factory site, which is nestled between two biodiverse and ecologically valuable watershed forests in the beautiful […]
‘Residential re-mediation standard not acceptable to site given its environment’ Members of the Local Area Environment Committee (LAEC) on Wednesday expressed their dissatisfaction over mercury re-mediation standards proposed by the Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) to clean up its thermometer factory site in Kodaikanal during a meeting called for by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board […]
CHENNAI: Could the move by Hindustan Unilever to bring down mercury level in the factory site to 20mg/kg pose no threat to to the ecologically sensitive watershed in Kodaikanal? The Local Area environment Committee says ‘No’ by rejecting the proposal mooted by Hindustan Unilever during a closed door meeting called up by Tamil Nadu Pollution […]
Twitter analysis of the Unilever Kodaikanal Crisis By @G_Parsons33 PUBLISHED IN CRISIS STUDIES | 20 August 2015 Unilever found itself at the center of a Twitter storm this month, after a crisis broke on social media concerning the brand’s activities in India. To draw attention to the wide-spread mercury pollution and poisoning left behind by a […]
MoEF permission for the export of mercury waste to Bethlehem Apparatus, USA