Print Policy: HUL is committed to operate and grow its business in a socially responsible way. Our vision is to grow our business whilst reducing the environmental impact of our operations and increasing our positive social impact. Our aim is to achieve responsible growth and we will inspire to bring this to life by encouraging people to take small everyday actions that will add up to make a big difference. The USLP has three global goals namely help more than a billion people take action to improve their health and wellbeing, reduce the environmental footprint of our products and enhance the livelihoods of people as we grow our business.
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The Company has a simple but clear purpose — to make sustainable living commonplace. HUF has projects across nearly 2, villages in 57 districts with 20 partners in India. Handwashing Behaviour Change Programme Handwashing with soap has been cited as one of the most cost-effective solutions to improve health and hygiene.
Over 67 million people have been reached through Lifebuoy handwashing behaviour change initiatives. Through this partnership, girl guides and scouts become handwashing heroes and teach the potentially lifesaving habit of handwashing with soap within their local communities.
Each handwashing hero is trained on the importance of using soap while washing hands before eating and after using the toilet. They are also equipped with the necessary skills to share these learnings with other people they know.
In this way, the practice of using soap at critical occasions is spread across communities protecting people from infections. DTA programme trains entrepreneurs and masons to help build and maintain toilets; provides access to micro-financing and creates demand for toilets in low-income households. Since its inception, the DTA has trained more than micro-entrepreneurs.
To date, over 2 lakhs toilets have been built, benefitting over 11 lakhs people. It is a mobile-led WASH communication model to help create awareness on the three clean habits in communities. Till date, the Company has reached 7.
This curriculum teaches students of class about the three habits of washing hands with soap, adopting safe drinking water practices and using clean toilets. It provides a conceptual understanding of cleanliness, germs and the clean habits to be adopted in a fun and engaging manner across a day period. The community centre provides drinking water, sanitation, handwashing, shower facilities and laundry services at an affordable cost. The centre uses circular economy principles to reduce water use.
The centre was built in partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Pratha Samajik Sanstha, a community-based organisation. In , Prabhat surpassed the ambitious target of directly impacting the lives of one million people. From its launch in December in eight locations, Project Prabhat is now live in over 30 locations across the country and directly benefits over 1. The key focus areas are enhancing livelihoods, water conservation and health and hygiene awareness.
The water conservation initiative is spearheaded by Hindustan Unilever Foundation in partnership with reputed NGOs to create capacities in water conservation with specific focus on farm-based livelihoods. The key focus areas are — removing open defecation, reducing infant mortality and providing safe drinking water. Over 4, factory employees have become Swachhata Doots driving three clean habits.
Since the inception of Asha Daan in , the Company has been looking after the maintenance of the premises. At any time, there are about inmates at Asha Daan. There are two mobile vans dedicated to the project. Each vehicle has one male and one female doctor, two nurses, a medical attendant and a driver. The vans are equipped with basic kits such as diagnostic kit, blood pressure measuring unit, medicines and a mobile stretcher.
More than 3. Ankur Ankur was set up in as a centre for special education for differently-abled children at Doom Dooma in Assam. This includes help in business basics and troubleshooting as well as coaching in softer skills of negotiation and communication, which enable them to run their business effectively.
Project Shakti has nearly 80, Shakti Entrepreneurs across 18 States. The programme has helped Shakti Entrepreneurs gain confidence, self-esteem, negotiating skills, communication and engagement capabilities, with supporting the development of an entrepreneurial mind-set. Factory generated non-hazardous waste is recycled in environment friendly ways.
In India, the Company is taking the below initiatives in this direction: In partnership with a specialist agency, the Company has conducted a pilot on energy recovery from waste. The Company has recovered energy from over 13, tonnes of waste till end of In partnership with NGOs, the Company has conducted pilot projects in the domain of waste collection and segregation.
Till end of , over tonnes of plastic waste has been collected, segregated and co-processed. In , the Company continued to provide these farmers a buy-back guarantee for their produce. The Company also offers farmers knowledge and expertise in sustainable agricultural practices. This includes the latest agricultural techniques, irrigation practices, recommendation of the right type of seeds, etc. A total of tea estates in India are trustea verified and a total of tea estates in India are Rainforest Alliance certified.
To maintain integrity and fairness, the selection is done by a panel of eminent personalities from diverse fields. Till date, over girl students have been awarded scholarships. FAL Foundation has partnered with edX. Nearly 2 lakhs women have enrolled for this course till December Rin Career Ready Academy Rin Career Ready Academy aims to inspire, educate and equip the youth from modest backgrounds with English-speaking skills, office dressing and interviewing.
So far, over 4. The Company is working in partnership with Governments, NGOs, suppliers and others to help forge alliances and address big societal challenges.
Suppliers Communities Consumers Highest Priority. As a result, an effective image of corporate citizenship is created to influence consumer perception. Unilever considers employees as the second priority in its corporate social responsibility strategy. The importance of these stakeholders is in their direct influence on organizational performance in the consumer goods industry.
CSR Report: HUL spent 116 crore rupees on corporate social responsibility annually
Besides medical care and meals, they too are being taught skills such that they can become self-reliant and pursue elementary studies. Among them are educationists, NGO activists, physicians. Your Banner Here 1. The centre takes care of children with challenges, aged between 5 and 15 years. The Foundation has renowned Indian women, from various walks of life, as its advisors. Project Shakti is an initiative to financially empower rural women and create livelihood opportuniti Free on Reciprocal link basis. They have over 18, employees and aves an annual turnover of INR 31, crores financial year — Water Conservation Project Year In case you want to schedule an exclusive interview with your top management or CSR Head, please write to us at info csrbox.
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