Unilever Violates Global Compact
CorpWatch Releases Fifth in a Series of Exposés
Today CorpWatch is releasing the fifth in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.
The fifth in our series of articles on Global Compact companies examines
Unilever's response when caught dumping toxic mercury waste from a
thermometer factory in Southern India earlier this year. The Anglo-Dutch
company recently closed the factory. Community members, however, allege
that the multinational has downplayed the dangers of mercury and misled
the public in an attempt to cover up the truth. Indian journalist
Nityanand Jayaraman reports for CorpWatch.
The article can be found at http://www.corpwatch.org
The first three articles in our series discussed violations of specific
Global Compact Principles by Aventis, Nike and Rio Tinto, three endorses of
the Global Compact.