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Unilever Nepal (UNL) has always pursued responsible growth. With over 35 brands spanning 20 distinct categories and a strong focus on quality and consumer satisfaction, Unilever is one of the most trusted corporates in Nepal.
#Unmute: End the Silence on Domestic Violence
Unilever Nepal Limited launched a new campaign called "#UNMUTE, End the Silence on Domestic Violence" coinciding with the International Women’s Day, 2021.
On the occasion UNL also pledged to not only create a safer community at work, but also try to be one of the voices of change for Nepal.
Through its campaign #UNMUTE, End the Silence on Domestic Violence, UNL is committed to speak up against violence and support not only its employees but also their families with education, awareness, and resources around safety.
The campaign aims at reaching women across its ecosystem and educating them on their rights as well as providing access to resources like a toll-free helpline, providing counselling and access to NGO services, access to ‘safe leave’ and flexible working conditions for the survivors.
Unilever Nepal has also framed a Domestic Violence & Abuse Policy to protect and support its employees from domestic abuse. This extends the scope of employee well-being beyond work.
The stand on domestic violence from Unilever Nepal comes at a time when a significant number of our staff are working from home. Domestic abuse thrives in secrecy and creating an environment where people can disclose their experience without stigma is what the policy seeks to do.
Meanwhile, UNL organised a virtual panel discussion aligned with the campaign #UNMUTE. Addressing the panel discussion, Amlan Mukherjee, Managing Director, Unilever Nepal Limited said, “Domestic violence can be curbed throughout the world if there is a collective effort.”
He explained how important it is to stand up as volunteers if we want to see the change. He also stressed the need for bringing change in every individual, family and society. He expressed that the campaign #UNMUTE encourages survivors and allies to break this cycle of abuse and speak up.
Social activist Anuradha Koirala said that there is a lot of domestic violence around the world. "Everyone should realise that there are cases of domestic abuse," she said.
She stressed the need for creating a safer community. Koirala highlighted the need for children to be made aware of sensitive issues and respect everybody irrespective of their gender as domestic violence is not limited to women.
On the occasion, Manju Gyawali, a practicing lawyer said that one needs to break the silence and create enough circumstantial evidence to establish the truth and make sure justice prevails. She assured that necessary stringent legal provisions are already in place to help the victims who decide to speak out.
Unilever Nepal’s fight against Covid-19
Unilever Nepal, as a part of its corporate social responsibility programme has made a consolidated relief package which amounts to NPR 37.8 million to help Nepal in its fight against the pandemic.
Unilever procured and donated five ventilator machines (BiPap) to the Ministry of Health. A Nucleic Acid Diagnostic for performing 2,880 COVID-19 tests has also been donated to the Ministry of Health.
The company has distributed over 154,000 units of Lifebuoy Soap, Lifebuoy Liquid Handwash, Lux, Dove soaps to government institutions and other bodies. Unilever has also extended support to nearly 4,200 families with ration relief packages in partnership with the local ward officers worth NPR 6.8 million.
Unilever Nepal has donated eight sets of medical equipment like USG Machine, Fracture Table for Orthopaedic Surgery & Ortho Drill to Bharatpur Hospital, USG machine & Xray Machine to Bir Hospital, X ray Machine, ABG Machine and Defibrillator to Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital, Birgunj. Two-dialysis machines have been donated to Hetauda Hospital.
H for Handwash Campaign
On Global Handwashing Day, Lifebuoy launched #HforHandwashing. An ambitious movement that will fundamentally change the way the letters of the alphabet are taught to children all over the world. The simple act of transforming the letter ‘H’ into a symbol for handwashing will serve as a lifelong reminder to all.
On Oct 8th 2020 Unilever Nepal organised a ‘Think Big’ workshop with Hygiene Behaviour Change Coalition (HBCC) team: UNICEF, Water Aid, Action Aid and OXFAM, to make the mission of H for Handwash a success.
UNICEF also partnered with Unilever Nepal and incorporated H for Handwash logo in Social media to support the movement and make handwashing a habit for everyone.
New corporate office opens in Kathmandu
On October 24, 2018 Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL) inaugurated its new corporate office at the City Square Building, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu. The new office building is spread over two floors and houses facilities for conferences, training, meetings and even recreation.
Mr Pradeep Banerjee (Former Chairman), Mr Dev Bajpai (Chairman), Ms Priya Nair (Former Director), Mr Dinesh Thapar (Former Director) and our guest Sh. Kapidhwaja Pratap Singh, First Secretary - Commerce, Indian Embassy, Nepal inaugurated the new office.
Unilever marks 25 years of operation in Nepal
Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL) marked 25 years of its operation in Nepal in the first week of September 2017. The last 25 years have not only seen Unilever becoming a major force in the Nepalese manufacturing sector, but has also been consistently recognised for winning accolades for its contributions and efforts to make the lives of people better.External Link: https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/unilever-marks-25-years-operation-nepal/
Paul Polman Visit to Nepal
Unilever Former CEO, Paul Polman visited Nepal to mark the 25th anniversary of Unilever Nepal Limited. Polman was accompanied by EVP Unilever South Asia, Sanjiv Mehta and former Unilever Nepal Chairman Pradeep Banerjee. During his visit, Polman reaffirmed that the company would continue to step up its capital investment in the country by enhancing its local manufacturing capacity.
Unilever Nepal Annual Financial Report
Unilever Nepal Limited has posted a net profit of NRs 1600 million and published its 4th quarter company analysis of the fiscal year 2018-19.
Unilever Nepal declares NPR 1270 dividend for the shareholders
Unilever Nepal awarded its shareholders a special dividend in recognition of its silver jubilee, which was announced at a board meeting where it reported revenue of NRs 4440 million and a net profit of NRs 965 million.