Long term supplier partnerships key to Unilever Sustainable growth strategy

Unilever hosts first ever South Asia Partner to Win Supplier Summit in Mumbai.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012: Unilever hosted its first South Asia Partner to Win Supplier Summit in Mumbai following on from the annual global event held in London in May. The theme of this event was Sustainable Living and focused on the importance of Unilever’s partnerships with its 109 key South Asia suppliers and the crucial role they play in delivering Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan.

Unilever Chief Procurement Officer Marc Engel said: “The Partner to Win Supplier Summit allows us to celebrate the unique relationship we have with our suppliers and to cement our commitment to growing our businesses in a mutually beneficial and sustainable way.”

Since its launch 18 months ago, the Partner to Win program has enabled Unilever to work more closely with their suppliers in co-creating new capabilities, sustainable practices and bigger and better innovations. This event is designed to collectively identify the shared goals and objectives required in order for Unilever and their suppliers to Partner to Win.

Following on from the event itself, Unilever hosted the ‘Partner to Win Awards’ dinner to celebrate and reward our South Asia suppliers who have made a significant contribution in the categories of Innovation, Sustainability, Business Integration, Service Excellence and Capacity and Capability Development.

Nitin Paranjpe, CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) said: “We in HUL look at our suppliers as business partners who help us to seamlessly drive end to end value delivery to our consumers. Partner to Win gives us the platform to forge strategic alliances that can help deliver superior consumer value in a win-win way”.

The winners are:

Winning through innovation

Galaxy Surfactants Limited – partner in surfactants – new pearliser for shampoo 

SSF Plastics India Pvt Ltd – partner in packaging – innovative injection molded tube 

Symrise AG – partner in fragrance – cost-effective and winning fragrance

Winning through sustainability

Container Tea & Commodities – partner in tea – sourced huge volumes of RA certified quality tea

Mother Dairy Fruits & vegetables Pvt Ltd– partner in foods -have increased their product volumes with sustainable sourcing at competitive prices

TCPL packaging limited – partner in packaging – leading sustainable solutions for folding cartons

Winning through capacity and capability

Madhu Silica Pvt.Ltd. – partner in silica – established capacity for food-grade silica for oral care

Toly Products India Pvt. Ltd. – partner in packaging – commissioned state-of-artdecoration and injection molding capabilityfor beauty business

Varuna Integrated Logistics Pvt. Ltd. – partner in logistics – Optimized loadability through Fleet resizing thereby creating exceptional value

Winning through service excellence

Creative Polypack Limited – partner in packaging – world class service managing complex network transitions

Shakti Enterprises – partner in 3P Manufacturing of packaged tea – world class service during cyclone disruptions

Tata BlueScope Steel Limited – partner in steel building – speed of delivery with excellent quality

Winning through business integration

Creative Industries – partner in packaging – seamless investment and alignment with the HUL Supply Chain

Ergo India Pvt. Ltd. – partner in print management –High on service delivery and quality for Point of purchase & display materials.

Reliance Industries Limited – partner in surfactants –High responsiveness to demand swings

Note to the editors:

For further information about Unilever Partner to Win, visit: http://www.unilever.com/aboutus/supplier/ 

More information, please contact: 

Hindustan Unilever 

Email: mediacentre.hul@unilever.com , 

Telephone: Prasad Pradhan - 022 39832429, R Ram - 022 39832413

About Hindustan Unilever Limited

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India's largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods company touching the lives of two out of three Indians. HUL works to create a better future every day. We help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others.

Unilever Sustainable Living Plan:

In November 2010 the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan was launched. Unilever publicly committed to a ten year journey towards sustainable growth, with around 60 specific targets embedding this new thinking into our business. What makes the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan different is that it applies right across the value chain. Unilever is taking responsibility not just for its own direct operations but for their suppliers, distributors and – crucially – for how consumers use brands like Dove, Knorr, Lipton, Lifebuoy and Pureit.

The plan sets out that by 2020 Unilever will:

  • help more than one billion people improve their health and well-being
  • halve the environmental footprint of the making and use of our products
  • source 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably.

For more information about Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, http://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living 

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Hindustan Unilever Limited,
Unilever House,
B. D. Sawant Marg,
Chakala, Andheri (E),
Mumbai - 400 099.

T: +91 22 39832429 (Prasad Pradhan)
F: +91 22 39832413 (R Ram)


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