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1 January 1996

Hindustan Lever in India

Author: Jane Nelson/Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum [now International Business Leaders Forum], in collaboration with The World Bank and The UN Development Programme

in "Business as partners in development: Creating wealth for countries, companies and communities"

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25 September 2001

Greenpeace targets India's HLL for mercury pollution

Author: Reuters

Environmental lobby group Greenpeace and former employees of Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL) demanded yesterday the Indian consumer goods company pay for healthcare costs from alleged mercury pollution caused by its thermometer unit.

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7 March 2002

Workers Demand Independent Health Assessment [India]

Author: United Citizens Council of Kodaikanal, Palni Hills Conservation Council, and Greenpeace India

Employees from the now-closed controversial Hindustan Lever Thermometer thermometer factory in Kodaikanal today condemned the company's efforts to stifle their right to demand an independent medical and health evaluation for the mercury contamination...

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31 March 2003

Clean-up of mercury waste on at Kodaikanal - Environmentalists dispute HLL's claim [India]

Author: News Today [India]

Environmentalists, who won a major victory against the Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) by wrenching a direction from the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board to HLL to clean up its closed thermometer factory premises at Kodaikanal and ship the hazardous...

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31 March 2003

Hindustan Lever Will Export Mercury Waste to USA [India]

Author: Nityanand Jayaraman, Environment News Service

Pollution control authorities in the southern Indian state of Tamilnadu have ordered Hindustan Lever Limited, a subsidiary of Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever, to export to the United States 286 tons of waste contaminated with mercury from its...

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31 March 2003

India: Authorities order Hindustan Lever to export to U.S. mercury-contaminated waste from closed thermometer factory

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1 April 2003

full report: Child Labour and Trans-National Seed Companies in Hybrid Cotton Seed Production in Andhra Pradesh [India]

Author: Dr. Davuluri Venkateswarlu, Director, Global Research and Consultancy Services, Hyderabad, study commissioned by India Committee of the Netherlands

[refers to Hindustan Lever Ltd. (Unilever subsidiary), Syngenta, Advanta, Monsanto, Mahyco, Proagro]

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1 April 2003

Unilever denies child labour link in India

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Article
12 June 2003

Greenpeace charges that Unilever plant in India exposed workers to mercury contamination

Author: Ramola Talwar Badam, Associated Press

Some 1,000 workers employed at a [thermometer] plant operated by the Indian subsidiary of...Unilever have been exposed to mercury-related health risks and should be compensated, environment group Greenpeace said Wednesday. Unilever's Indian subsidiary...

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13 June 2003

Greenpeace Confronts HLL at its Own AGM: Address Your Pending Liabilities in Kodaikanal [India]

Author: Greenpeace India

About a dozen activists entered the AGM using proxy forms of sympathetic shareholders and raised questions on what the company intends to do to remediate the damage inflicted by the [now-closed] Thermometer factory upon the environment of the area; the...

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