Commitment to the environment
30-09-2009 : Unilever Bangladesh reinforces its commitment to the environment
Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) today kicked off its tree plantation program. The aim of this program is to promote environmental care and raise environmental awareness. As a start, this year itself, the Company is planting 10,000 trees that will be scaled to higher numbers in the coming years.
The initiative began at Taranagar Union under Keranigonj Upazilla of Dhaka District. The program was inaugurated by Unilever’s Brands & Development Director, Mr Naushad Chowdhury. The Unilever Managers also participated by planting saplings demonstrating their commitment to the cause.
For the successful execution of this plantation program, Unilever partnered with Thengamara Mohila Sabuj Shanga (TMSS), a well known NGO with strong experience in managing such projects. Under this project, campaigns will also be run in the locality to raise the level of environmental awareness and educate the community so that they may take ownership and reap benefit from the plantation.
Unilever has been organising tree plantation drives at their Kalurghat Factory area on an annual basis. This program will be in addition to the list of numerous CSR projects that Unilever carries our in the areas of Health, Education and Women’s Empowerment.