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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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4 April 2003

Learning [U.N. Global Compact]: Pilot Phase Submissions

Author: U.N. Global Compact

The following section provides links to the submissions made by participating companies during the voluntary pilot phase of the Global Compact Learning Forum. [submissions by: Aluminium Bahrain, Amazon Caribbean Guyana, Aracruz, BASF, Bayer AG, BMW,...

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4 April 2003

company website: Unilever - Thermometer factory: Kodaikanal, India - 21 June 2001 (Unilever)

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24 April 2003

Unilever’s bid for responsible agriculture

Author: Roger Cowe, in Ethical Corporation Magazine

Roger Cowe takes a look at Unilever’s forays into sustainable development -...The research was part of Unilever’s sustainable agriculture project, which includes spinach in Germany, tomatoes in Australia, tea in several countries and peas in the UK....

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6 May 2003

Unilever denies child labour link

Author: Simon Fraser, BBC News

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, has denied that its policies encourage child labour in India...The report, published by the India Committee of the Netherlands, said Unilever buys hybrid cotton seeds from farmers who pay children a...

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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...

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