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Awards & Felicitations

Financial year 2016-17 saw many successes.

Some of the achievements are listed below.

Our Brands

HUL won the ‘Client of the Year’ title at the Effies 2016 Awards; a total of 12 awards - two Gold, five Silver and five bronze awards.

Brooke Bond Red Label Tea’s ‘6-Pack Band’ campaign bagged the Grand Prix ‘Glass Lions’ at the Cannes Lions 2016.

HUL was recognised as the top Indian FMCG, and as one of ‘India’s Top 500 Companies’ at the Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards 2016.

HUL reclaimed the ‘Media Client of the Year’ title at EMVIES 2016 with a record breaking performance, winning a total of 35 metals – 8 Gold, 16 Silver and 11 Bronze.

HUL was honoured with the ‘Best Digital Business of the Year’ Award at the 2016 CMO Asia Awards held in Singapore.

HUL bagged the ‘Client of the Year’ title at the Campaign India Digital Crest Awards (CIDCA) 2016 for the second year in a row for excellence in digital marketing and advertising.

Lifebuoy, Fair & Lovely, Lux and Brooke Bond were featured in the top 20, in the 2016 edition of Brand Footprint, the IMRB Kantar World panel’s annual ranking of the most chosen consumer brands in India, published by Mint.

Clinic Plus won in both the India Star and the Asia Star competitions for excellence in packaging design, innovation and sustainability.

Kissan Tomato Ketchup bagged a Silver for its ‘Kissanpur – Where Experiences Happen’ campaign in ‘The Effectiveness Award’ category, at the Festival of Media- Asia (FOMA) awards.

Our people

Dr. Thirumalai Rajgopal, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever won the prestigious Dr. B.C Roy National Award for his outstanding service in the field of ‘Socio Medical Relief’ for the year 2016.

Our CEO, Sanjiv Mehta was recognised as ‘The Outstanding CEO of the Year’ at the CEO AWARDS 2016.

Businessworld magazine conferred the Best CFO Award upon our CFO, P.B. Balaji in the category of Best MNC-Large at the ‘BEST CFO AWARDS 2015-16.’

HUL has been recognised as one of the ‘Top 10 Best Companies for Women in India’ by The Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) Study 2016, instituted by Working Mother in partnership with the AVTAR Group.

As per the latest Nielsen ‘Campus Track Business School Survey’, HUL has emerged as the ‘No. 1 Employer of Choice’ for B-School students. In addition, HUL has retained the ‘Dream Employer’ status and continues to be the top company considered for application by B-School students.

HUL has been honoured with the ‘Gold Award for Healthy Workplace’ by the Arogya World-India Healthy Workplace Award Program.

Our operations

HUL was declared the winner in the ‘Operational Excellence in Cold Chain–FMCG’ category at the Cold Chain Industry Awards 2016 presented by Future Supply Chain.

HUL’s Pune Tea Exports factory won the National Energy Conservation Award 2015-16 (second prize in Foods Processing Category).

HUL’s Pondicherry HPC factory won Frost & Sullivan’s prestigious IMEA (Indian Manufacturing Excellence) Award. The Unit received a Gold Award as the first runner-up in the ‘FMCG - Large Business’ Category.

HUL’s Chhindwara Detergent factory was awarded in the ‘Shresth’ category of the Detergent segment by the National Safety Council, Madhya Pradesh.

HUL’s Hosur Factory and Kandla Exports Factory bagged a ‘Gold Award’ each in the ‘FMCG Sector’ category at the 15th Annual Greentech Safety Awards 2016 for outstanding achievements in Safety Management. Goa Factory won a Silver Award.


HUL won the ‘Best performance Award’ in the MSME category at the Odisha State Energy Conservation Awards 2016.

The CII sustainability team recognised our Khamgaon factory’s contribution towards environment management by bestowing upon us the prestigious ‘CII Sustainability Award 2016 for Environment Management.’

HUL’s Dapada factory has been declared as the winner of the Civic Awards in the category of ‘Sustainable Environment Initiatives’ by Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

HUL’s Pondicherry, Dapada and Gandhidham factories received the Frost & Sullivan sustainability awards in the ‘Sustainability Leaders Award’ category.

HUL’s Mysore factory was honoured with the ‘Innovative Project’ title for ‘Best Practices in Renewable Energy and GHG Emission Reduction’ at the GreenCo Best Practices Award 2016.

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