Introduction to Unilever Bangladesh
Unilever Bangladesh is a leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company with a heritage of over 48 years.
Unilever started its onshore operations in Bangladesh in 1964 when its soap factory was set up at Chittagong.
Unilever Bangladesh is market leader in 7 of the 8 categories it operates in, with 16 brands spanning across Home and Personal Care and Foods.
Unilever Bangladesh’s operation provides employment to over 10,000 people directly and indirectly through its dedicated suppliers, distributors and service providers.
99.8% of Unilever Bangladesh employees are locals. We also have a large number of Company employees working abroad in other Unilever companies as expatriates.
Doing Well by Doing Good
Project Laser Beam – Bangladesh selected for pilot of Unilever-WFP led Public Private Partnership targeted towards eradicating child hunger and malnutrition.
Global Handwashing Day – UBL, along with its partners, applied for Guinness Record for highest number of people (52,000) washing their hands together at a time
Oral Heath & Hygiene Awareness Programme – led by Pepsodent through school-based activations, covering 700,000 contacts in ’09 and targeting 2.5mln in ‘10
Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital - Launched in March 2002 in association with the humanitarian organization "Friendship”. Has a dedicated medical team on board and reaches to people who would not have access to proper medical facility. Approximately 200,000 people benefited till date
Empowerment of Women
Fair & Lovely Foundation gives empowerment training to women & scholarship to female students for IT education
Worked with 23 NGOs and CARE Bangladesh to create sustainable business opportunities for rural women
Over 2,500 Aparajitas (woman entrepreneurs) earn by selling UBL products