The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest challenges faced by the world in recent times. As a Company driven by purpose, Hindustan Unilever Limited stands united with India.
Our work covers donating essential products to the needy, undertaking investments towards upgrading healthcare facilities and ensuring the health & safety of communities and our people.
To fight the second wave, we collaborated with medical institutions and governments to strengthen health infrastructure.
In addition, we have initiated a partnership with Portea Medical and KVN Foundation, through which we are executing a model that delivers oxygen concentrators to COVID- 19 patients at home through a borrow-use-return model; this service is available free of charge. This partnership is currently live in ten cities (Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Kozhikode) and can be accessed via toll-free number: 08068065385 or https://lp.portea.com/oc-mission-hope/
As manufacturers of hygiene and sanitation products that form the first line of defence against this virus, we have worked closely with the Government, NGOs and various other partners to ensure that our consumers and communities have continued access to essential items and other daily necessities.
We are proud of our Supply Chain and Sales personnel, who have been working tirelessly to serve citizens across the nation by ensuring the continued supply of essential products.
The health & safety of our people is our topmost priority. We have ensured that all our people across the HUL ecosystem are safe and secure.
We have created mass awareness campaigns, which is critical for us to contain the virus.
In 2020, we had committed Rs 100 crores to support the communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. HUL provided more than 1,00,000 migrant labour families with food kits and donated more than 20 million soaps and sanitisers to communities across India. We also helped improve healthcare infrastructure by donating medical equipment and setting up isolation centres around some of our manufacturing units. We had tied up with Apollo Hospital, State Bank of India, Lemon Tree, Oyo, and others in metros to ensure people have ready access to isolation facilities with medical supervision.
The Company also partnered with UNICEF to create a large-scale awareness campaign about protective measures. The campaign, which reached over 600 million people, drove home the message of social distancing, hygiene and generosity. Click to know about our response to COVID-19 in 2020. Stay safe!