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

23 September, 2015: Barely a week before Unilever CEO Paul Polman is to get UN’s Champion of the Earth Award, the company’s Indian subsidiary has been caught engaging unprotected contract workers to remove carcinogenic asbestos roofing at its controversial Kodaikanal factory site. Over the last month, Unilever has engaged unprotected workers in hazardous work on […]

E-mail from Paul Polman on concerns in Kodaikanal

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Polman, Paul <Paul.Polman@unilever.com> Date: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 2:30 AM Subject: Re: Kodaikanal To: Eurig Scandrett <eurig.scandrett@gmail.com> Cc: Richard Dixon <rdixon@foe-scotland.org.uk> Dear Dr.Scandrett, dear Eurig, Thanks for your letter of 14th August about the claims surrounding our closed factory at Kodaikanal in southern India. I’m glad of the opportunity to set the […]