In 2001, Unilever dumped toxic mercury in the south Indian hill town of Kodaikanal, poisoning its workers and the forest. It took 15 years of campaigning and a rap song that went viral to force Unilever to settle with its workers.
But the mercury-tainted factory site continues to leak the deadly neurotoxin into the environment and the forests nearby. And Unilever refuses to apply the same standards of clean-up for India that it would have to in Europe. This is environmental racism. Sign the petition to tell Unilever CEO Paul Polman that Kodaikanal won't put up with Unilever's racism.
UPDATE: 5 months after we launched the #Bangaloreisburning campaign, BBMP Joint Commissioner (Solid Waste Management and Health) Sarfaraz Khan has issued penalty orders for open garbage burning! WE WON! Now every time a contractor burns garbage they will be fined. The order states that despite the fact that that BBMP has provided sufficient infrastructure for […]
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