Annual Report 2012-13
Making sustainable living commonplace
To make sustainable living commonplace.
We work to create a better future every day, with brands and services that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.
Our first priority is to our consumers – then customers, employees, suppliers and communities. When we fulfil our responsibilities to them, we believe that our shareholders will be rewarded.
Examples of our purpose-driven brands
In 2012, over 60% of tomatoes used in Kissan Ketchup in India were from sustainable sources.
Significant progress made in reducing the amount of salt, calories and trans fat in our portfolio. By the end of 2012, 66% of our Foods portfolio (by volume) was compliant with the 5 g per day salt target.
More than 60% of our children’s ice cream portfolio in India contains 110 kilocalories or fewer per portion.
More than 45 million people gained access to safe drinking water from Pureit globally by end of 2012.
About 47 million people reached through Lifebuoy hand washing programmes by end of 2012.
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