FAQs

Below are frequently asked questions about Unilever and Unilever Bangladesh.

What type of a Company is Unilever Bangladesh? What is the share split of the Company?

Unilever Bangladesh is a Public Limited Company. The company is registered in Bangladesh with the Government holding 39.25% of shares and the rest owned by the parent company, Unilever.

How is Unilever Bangladesh governed?

Unilever Bangladesh is a Company established under the laws of Bangladesh and has its own Board of Directors. The Board also has representatives from the government. The day to day affairs are carried out under the supervision and direction of the Company's leadership team members.

How old is Unilever Bangladesh? What businesses do you operate in?

The origin dates back to 1964, when the first Manufacturing Operations were set up as a part of Lever Brothers Pakistan operations. After independence, it was incorporated as a separate Company under the laws of Bangladesh. Later on the Company diversified into different categories.

Our own manufacturing operations are based in Chittagong where we have soap manufacturing unit and a state of the art Personal Product manufacturing plant. Besides, there is a tea packaging operation in Chittagong and three manufacturing units in Dhaka, which are exclusively dedicated to Unilever Bangladesh . We have a wide range of branded products which include:

  • Skin Cleansing - Lux and Lifebuoy 
  • Skin Care - Fair and Lovely, Ponds, Dove, Vaseline 
  • Oral Care - Pepsodent and Close Up 
  • Hair Care - Sunsilk, Clear and Lifebouy 
  • Fabric Cleaning - Wheel, Surf Excel 
  • Household Care – Vim 
  • Foods - Taaza 
  • Personal Grooming - Rexona, Axe 

What is your philosophy regarding employment?

We are guided by the Unilever Code of Business Principles, which mandates to provide equal opportunities for employment. We recruit, employ and promote employees on the sole basis of qualifications and abilities needed for the work to be performed.

Can I have a hard copy of the Environment report?

Unilever no longer publishes a separate Environmental report and backdated reports can be downloaded from the Publications area of the Sustainability section of this

Can you give me the contact details for your office in my country?

Unilever Bangladesh:

Corpotrate office
Unilever Bangladesh
ZN Tower
Plot 2 , Road 8
Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh

T: 88 (02) 9888452
F: 88 (02) 9862299

Can you send me a hard copy of your latest Corporate Responsibility / Sustainable Development Report?

We published our first combined environmental and social report in May 2006. Our Sustainable Development Report 2006 was published in 2007. We have been reporting on our social performance since 2001, and on our environmental performance since 1996. Our latest 2006 report and previous printed reports, together with other publications covering environmental, social and sustainability initiatives, can be viewed and downloaded from the publications area of Environment & society section of this website.

Can you tell me how to apply for a job at Unilever?

Information about career opportunities offered by Unilever can be found in the Careers section of this website.

Does Unilever test any of its products on animals?

We are at the forefront of research into novel non-animal approaches to replace animal testing. The vast majority of our products reach consumers without testing any of their ingredients on animals. Our commitment to eliminating animal testing is underpinned by our work since the 1980s in developing and using alternatives to animal tests, including new approaches to risk assessment, biological and computer-based modelling and 'non-animal' methods for data generation.

How do I get in touch to discuss sponsorship opportunities?

Please put your proposal in writing and send it to the Communications department at the corporate office or email to communications.ubl@unilever.com

How do I keep my personal care products contamination free?

To ensure that the products you use are free from contamination, follow these tips:

  • Keep containers tightly closed when not in use and away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • Discard products that have changed colour or started to smell unpleasant.

I am doing a project on health & nutrition. Do you have any literature on the subject?

Information on this topic can be found in the Nutrition, hygiene and personal care section, and also in the Environment & society section. In these sections you can learn about our concerns for health and our continuing efforts to improve the nutritional value of our products.

I am interested in finding out more about the history of Unilever. How did the Company begin?

Unilever has a rich and colourful history spanning more than 70 years. Unilever was formed in 1930 when the Dutch margarine company, Margarine Unie, merged with British soapmaker Lever Brothers. Both companies were competing for the same raw materials, both were involved in the large-scale marketing of household products and both used similar distribution channels. Between them they had operations in over 40 countries. Margarine Unie grew through mergers with other margarine companies in the 1920s. Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever. Lever established soap factories around the world. In 1917, he began to diversify into foods, acquiring fish, ice cream and canned foods businesses.

You can find out more in our history section.

How are product formulations developed?

Whilst global brands share similar formulation across Unilever companies, the product mixes are developed locally with the expertise from home and abroad and in-depth understanding of the local consumers.

Where are your products manufactured?

At present nearly all our products are manufactured locally. Our new Personal Product Factory, recently commissioned in Chittagong, speaks of our commitment to manufacture locally. Moreover, our soap factory continues to operate at full blast. We are one of the few companies manufacturing soaps using neutral oils and not noodles, thereby having more value addition in the country.

Where can I get more information about Unilever products?

The Our brands section contains information on many of our leading brands which are sold in Bangladesh.