Bangkok – 18 May 2023 – Unilever, a leading global organization committed to making a positive difference, is proud to announce its longstanding presence and significant contributions to Thailand for over 90 years. Throughout this remarkable journey, Unilever has consistently been working towards a sustainable future in Thailand through brand-with-purpose activities, working diligently to drive positive change, enhancing the health and well-being of the people while striving to protect and preserve the environment.
Improve people’s health, confidence and wellbeing
Over the past 90 years, Unilever has made significant strides in enhancing public health, supporting healthy lifestyles, and ensuring access to quality healthcare throughout Thailand. By collaborating closely with local stakeholders, healthcare professionals, and government entities, the company has successfully implemented transformative programs that have made a lasting impact on communities nationwide. Among the evolving programs are the “Breeze Playground” project to enhance learning ability, the “Happy Home” project to build 80 houses for good people in need with sustainable living lifestyle, the “Eat Good, Get Good” project by Knorr to promote sustainable nutrition and good health among Thai people, the “Dove’s self-esteem promotion” campaign to build confidence for millions of girls around the world, and the Wall’s ice-cream giveaway project to bring smile and happiness to Thai people.
Improve the health of the planet
In addition to its health-focused initiatives, Unilever recognizes the pressing need to protect and preserve the environment. By integrating sustainability into its core business practices, the company has actively reduced its environmental footprint, implemented responsible sourcing methods, and actively participated in Net Zero and Plastic agenda. These efforts demonstrate the company's commitment to safeguarding Thailand's natural resources for future generations. For example, Wall’s became the first ice-cream brand to use 100% electric trucks in Thailand, which could reduce CO2 gas emissions by 76%, while Sunlight Lemon Turbo has been launched to revolutionize dish washing products as the new formular can remove strains 10 times faster with natural enzyme. The Sunlight brand has also teamed up with two leading retailers, Lotus and Makro, to launch its new dish washing product under the Love Clean, Love Planet campaign, which aims to promote environmental awareness among Thai consumers. Lastly, the “Value x Unilever Plastic Waste Separation” is the pilot project to reduce plastic waste problems in a sustainable manner at Muang Mai Bang Bua Thong Municipality, Nonthaburi province.
Ms. Annemarieke de Haan, General Manager South East Asia Home Care and Head of Country at Unilever Thailand, said “As we celebrate over 90 years of positive impact in Thailand, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Every U Does Good Year 3 campaign. Unilever is immensely grateful to the Thai people who have supported throughout this remarkable journey. In these challenging times, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the Thai people. We are proud to give back over 900 million THB to alleviate the financial burden faced by consumers, empowering them to reduce their cost of living. In addition, we hope that by supporting and purchasing Unilever products they would feel proud of being part of supporting our brand-with-purpose activities in doing good to people and planet.”
Under the Every U Does Good Year 3 campaign, Unilever brings a caravan of its consumer products under Breeze, Sunsilk, Knorr, Dove, Sunlight, Vaseline, Omo, Wall’s, Lux, Citra, Comfort, TRESemme, Clear, Axe, Rexona and Pond’s brands to join force with special promotion to reduce cost of living for Thais. Unilever is committed in doing good and brand-with-purpose activities, thus when consumers purchase and use Unilever products, they can rest assured that they get quality products and on top of that also contribute to make positive changes to the society and planet as well. The Unilever's 90th anniversary promotion is running until 30 June 2023 at modern trade stores, traditional mom&pop stores as well as online stores nationwide.
“Unilever aims to make the world better and believes that sustainable business will go hand in hand with doing good to improve people’s health, confidence and wellbeing as well as to improve the health of the planet. Every U Does Good campaign held on the occasion of our 90th anniversary in Thailand is a testament that Unilever never stops fulfilling its mission to help contributing to make a better world and society and improve the life of Thai people.”, Ms. Annemarieke concluded.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products, with sales in over 190 countries and products used by 3.4 billion people every day. We have 148,000 employees and generated sales of €60.1 billion in 2022. Over half of our footprint is in developing and emerging markets. We have around 400 brands found in homes all over the world – including iconic global brands like Breeze, Sunsilk, Sunlight, Vaseline, Dove, Knorr, Wall’s, Magnum, OMO Citra, Close Up, Axe, Rexona, Tresemme, Lux, and Surf; and other brands such as Love Beauty & Planet, Lifebuoy, Seventh Generation and The Vegetarian Butcher.
Our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable business and to demonstrate how our purpose-led, future-fit business model drives superior performance. We have a long tradition of being a progressive, responsible business. It goes back to the days of our founder William Lever, who launched the world’s first purposeful brand, Sunlight Soap, more than 100 years ago, and it’s at the heart of how we run our company today.
The Unilever Compass, our sustainable business strategy, is set out to help us deliver superior performance and drive sustainable and responsible growth, while:
improving the health of the planet;
improving people's health, confidence, and wellbeing; and
contributing to a fairer and more socially inclusive world.
While there is still more to do, in the past year we’re proud to have achieved sector leadership in S&P’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index, ‘Triple A’ status in CDP’s Climate, Water and Forest benchmarks and to be named as the top ranked company in the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Sustainability Leaders survey, for the eleventh consecutive year.
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