Unilever Bangladesh And Unilever Consumer Care Hand Over BDT 71.84 Million Cheque To State Minister Mannujan Sufian3 min read
Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) and Unilever Consumer Care Limited (UCL) recently handed over two cheques for Tk 71.84 million respectively to the Ministry of Labour and Employment’s ‘Labour Welfare Foundation’ as its contribution to workers’ share of profit.
UBL’s Company Secretary and Legal Director Mr. SM Rashed Quayum and Head of Corporate Affairs, Partnerships and Communications Ms. Shamima Akhter along with UCL’s Regulatory Affairs Head and Company Secretary, Mohammad Naharul Molla handed over the cheques to Begum Mannujan Sufian, State Minister, The Ministry of Labour and Employment at the Bangladesh Secretariat in the capital. This fund promises to strengthen the government’s efforts to ensure the safety of workers and to help the workers and their families in case of any major disaster.
Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) is one of the country’s largest FMCG Companies with a 56-year history and more than 9 out of 10 Bangladeshi households using one or more of its brands on a daily basis. With over 28 brands including- Lux, Lifebuoy, Surf, Closeup, Sunsilk, Ponds, Vaseline, Dove, Taaza, and Pureit, the company is a part of the everyday lives of millions of consumers across the nation. UBL is a subsidiary of Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of consumer packaged goods in more than 190 countries. Considering the company’s position as one of the biggest consumer goods firms in the country, Unilever’s vision is to make sustainable living commonplace and grow the business in the best long-term way while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing positive social impact.
On the other hand, Unilever Consumer Care Limited (UCL) is a new entity of Unilever in Bangladesh. Earlier in June 2020, Unilever successfully acquitted 81.98 % of the shares of GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited (GSKBD) from Setfirst (GSK Group) and renamed the company Unilever Consumer Care Limited (UCL). Under the acquisition, Unilever got ownership of GSK’s iconic Health Food and Drinks, HFD portfolio brands, including Horlicks, Boost, and Glaxose-D
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Unilever is taking utmost care to safeguard its people working in factories and follow the top tier global protocol of Unilever and the Bangladesh Government. In addition to maintaining the highest level of social distancing and mask compliance across its manufacturing operation, Unilever in Bangladesh has ensured physical barriers to ensure physical distancing in the common places like canteen and change room. Since the beginning of COVID-19 in Bangladesh Unilever has introduced a dedicated transport facility for all its employees at factories, which follow strictly social distance and diligently conduct regular sanitization of these vehicles’ multiple times a day. Apart from Unilever runs an immunity-boosting medical assistance programme, hygiene care kit for all employees including providing sanitization products for their homes at regular intervals and cover all employees for weekly COVID testing. For all these measures, Unilever in Bangladesh invested heavily in the last 18 months and have invested 18 Crore BDT to ensure the safety of its people against COVID. Apart, as a responsible organization bears all the medical treatment costs of all its employees in this regard.
Sakiun Nahar Begum NDC, Secretary in Charge, and Begum Zebunnesa Karim (Additional Secretary), Director General BLWF (Bangladesh Labor Welfare Foundation) were also present at the Cheque Handover Ceremony.