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Awards & Felicitations

Testimony to our journey as a purpose-led, future-fit business

FY 2023 - 2024

Taj Mahal Tea - Megh Santoor billboard

Company awards

  • Awarded for extraordinary contribution to environmental sustainability at the Global Sustainability Summit 2023.
  • HUL’s Sonepat factory joins the World Economic Forum’s end-to-end Lighthouse Network for implementing IR4.0 solutions.
  • HUL received the prestigious ‘IISD-CMI National Sustainability Award 2023.
  • HUL won the SKOCH award in the ESG category.
  • Recognised for ‘Best collaboration in plastic waste’ at the ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards 2023.
  • HUL procurement awarded for sustainability and diversity and inclusion at the 9th Procurement Excellence Summit & Awards 2024.
  • Awarded No. 1 for Supply Chain Excellence in India by the Institute of Supply Chain Management.
  • Recognised as India’s Top Value Creator 2023 in the FMCG category at the Dun & Bradstreet Awards 2023.
  • HUL’s Prabhat initiative recognised for livelihood enhancement & nutrition at the CSR Times Awards 2023.
  • HUL’s Prabhat community development initiative won the CII Award for excellence in water management.
  • Prabhat was also recognised as the most innovative development sector project at the SABERA Awards.
  • CII awarded our Hosur factory for excellence in energy efficiency and water management.
  • Sonepat factory was awarded by CII for best environment practices, best food safety kaizen & quality systems.
  • FICCI awarded our Kandla and Doom dooma factories for IR 4.0 Smart operations and Sonepat for excellence in safety.
  • HUL’s Rajahmundry unit awarded by CII for efficient use of energy, safety, and optimal use of water in operations.
  • HUL’s Sonepat factory won SKOCH Foundation gold category awards for achieving net zero through the use of 100% biofuel and for excellence in air pollution control.
  • Our Amli factory stood out as winner of IMexl 2023 across 35+ industries.
  • Our Khamgaon and Doom Dooma factories won safety and environment best practices awards respectively from the Greentech foundation.
  • HUL’s Mysore factory awarded Gold by SKOCH Foundation for adoption of sustainable practices in its operations.
  • Our Sumerpur factory awarded gold in Indian Green Manufacturing challenge by International Research Institute for Manufacturing.
  • HUL’s Chhindwara unit awarded for excellence in water management by SKOCH Foundation.
  • Our Doom Dooma factory won the sustainability award by OHSSAI Foundation.
  • HUL’s Kolkata detergents factory won Gold by OHSSAI Foundation for excellence in health safety and environment.
  • HUL’s Haldia factory was awarded by Kaizen- Hansai Institute, South Asia for manufacturing excellence.
  • Our Gandhidham unit won three IMexl awards from Kaizen Hansei for manufacturing excellence, smart manufacturing, and safety.
  • HUL’s Prabhat awarded at ICC Social Impact awards 2024 for employment enhancing vocational skills and environmental sustainability.

Brand awards

100+ brand awards received. Key awards:

  • Won Gold for best advertiser on mobile at the e4M IDMA Awards.
  • Dove #StopTheBeautyTest campaign won in the Personal Care category at the IBLA Awards.
  • Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea's Megh Santoor Campaign won the Grand Prix and two silvers at the Spikes Asia Awards, Singapore. The campaign also won a Silver and a Bronze statue at the prestigious CLIO Awards in USA.
  • Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea’s Megh Santoor campaign also won 3 golds and a silver, including a gold for the Best Media Strategy at the EMVIES.

People awards

  • Chosen as the No. 1 Employer of Choice across all sectors.
  • HUL named best organisation for Women 2024 by Economic Times.
  • Won Gold for excellence in D&I Practices at the ET Human Capital Awards 2024.
  • Anuradha Razdan recognised as the HR Leader of the Year at the ET Prime Women Leadership Awards 2023.
  • Deepak Subramanian declared the IAA Marketer of the Year for FMCG Homecare at the IAA Leadership Awards 2023.
  • Won Best HR Team award for leading practices in diversity and inclusion initiatives at the People First HR Excellence Awards 2023.
  • Won at the HR Association of India DE&I Awards.
  • HUL recognised as the learning and development team of the year at the TISS LeapVaultAwards.
  • Won the Exceptional Employee Experience Awards at ET HR World Ex awards.
  • Won for leading practices in ED&I and received the Best HR team award at People First Awards.

FY 2022- 2023

ESG KPMG award

Company awards

  • Received the Best Company award in ESG practices in the Consumer Products sector on all three facets of E, S, & G at the KPMG India ESG Excellence Awards 2023.
  • Top performer in FMCG category in Dun & Bradstreet's India’s Top 500 Companies list 2022.
  • Overall winner across Asia in the ‘Best Supply Chain Solution’ category at the Adam Smith Treasury Award.
  • Supply Chain Company of the Year by Governing Council of the Institute of Supply Chain and Management Private Limited.
  • No. 1 Employer of Choice across sectors, based on brand perception study by InsideIIM at target B-Schools in 2022.
  • Doom Dooma and Sonepat factory won at the CII - National Energy Efficiency Circle Awards.
  • Doom Dooma manufacturing won under the ‘Employment Enhancing Skills’ category at the Annual Greentech CSR Award 2022.
  • Recognised as one of the Best Organisations for Women 2023 by Economic Times.
  • Received the Certificate of Recognition at the 22nd ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance, for adopting and promoting exemplary corporate governance practices.

Brand awards

200+ brand awards received. Key awards:

  • Dove Stop the Beauty Test 2.0 campaign won gold at FOMA for best cause campaign.
  • Lakmé and HUL’s Premium Beauty Business Unit won at the FE FutureTech Awards 2022.
  • Vim’s ‘Nazariya Badlo, Dekho Bartano Se Aage’ campaign won the ‘Un-stereotype’ award at Kantar’s Creative Effectiveness Awards 2022.
  • Eight of our brands featured in the Kantar Brandz 2022 India’s Most Valuable Brands list.
  • Best Client Insight Team of the year by the Market Research Society of India, won six more awards across different categories.

People awards

  • Sanjiv Mehta named CEO of the Year by Business Standard.
  • Sanjiv Mehta received the ICAI Hall of Fame award.
  • Sanjiv Mehta received the SKOCH Lifetime Achievement award.
  • Sanjiv Mehta acknowledged as an individual changemaker for creating social impact by SABERA.
  • Ritesh Tiwari named CA CFO-For Large Corporates – Manufacturing.& Infrastructure at ICAI Awards 2023.
  • Ritesh Tiwari awarded CFO of the Year at CII CFO Excellence Awards.
  • Deepak Subramanian won Marketer of the Year under ‘Home Care’ categories at the IAA Leadership Awards 2022.
  • Madhusudhan Rao won Marketer of the Year under ‘Personal Care’ categories at the IAA Leadership Awards 2022.
  • Anuradha Razdan was recognised with Distinguished Alumni Awards by XLRI.

FY 2021 - 2022

India awards

Company awards

  • Outstanding Company of the Year by CNBC-TV18 at the 17th India Business Leader Awards (IBLA)
  • FICCI CSR Award 2019-20 under Fight Against COVID-19 category
  • No. 1 Employer across sectors as per InsideIIM's 2021 brand perception study
  • Winner of All India Management Association's 8th Business Responsibility Summit & Project Excellence Contest & Awards in the COVID-19 category
  • Sustainable Factory of the Year Award for HUL’s Pondicherry Home and Personal Care Factory at the 12th edition of Frost & Sullivan and TERI's Sustainability 4.0 Awards 2021
  • HUL’s factory in Dapada recognised by World Economic Forum as Advanced 4th Industrial lighthouse
  • Brand of the Year at The Impact Influencer Awards 2021
  • Champion in leading practices in Diversity & Inclusion at the People-first HR Excellence Awards 2021
  • New Code of Work Award 2021 by People Strong
  • Our community initiative, Prabhat won a Silver by Integrated Health & Wellbeing Council for COVID-19 relief work
  • Winner of the 2021 Swasthya & Kalyan category award by SABERA
  • Client of the Year at the Effie Awards 2021
  • Media client of the year at the EMVIES 2022

Brand awards

80+ Awards received. Key awards:

  • Lifebuoy's Hackwashing campaign won a Cannes Bronze Lion Award
  • Nature Protect awarded the Best Healthcare Brand by The Economic Times
  • Dove's #StopTheBeautyTest campaign won a Silver Cannes Lion Award
  • Boost Stamina Metre campaign won EMVIES Gold for Best Media Innovation
  • Domex won EMVIES Silver for Best Response to COVID-19
  • Surf excel won a Big Bang Gold for Colours of Togetherness campaign
  • Lifebuoy won Media Abby Gold for world’s largest COVID-19 campaign
  • Sunlight won a Gold at the Festival of Media Awards for Bringing Colours Back in West Bengal Campaign
  • Active Wheel Ghar Se Career campaign won three Silver and one Bronze at EMVIES
  • Brooke Bond Red Label won E4M influencer Gold for its Far But Together campaign

People awards

  • Our CEO and Managing Director, Sanjiv Mehta was conferred with the Business Today MindRush 2021 Award for Best CEO – Medium Company
  • Our Executive Director, Human Resources, Anuradha Razdan, was awarded the CHRO of the Year Award at the People First HR Excellence Awards 2021
  • Our CEO & MD, Sanjiv Mehta won the Exchange4Media Group's (Business World) Impact Person of the Year Award 2022
  • Priya Nair, our Executive Director, Beauty & Personal Care (Till March 31, 2022) featured in Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women in Business 2021 list

FY 2020 - 2021

  • Best Governed Company Award by the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability at the 7th Asia Business Responsibility eSummit & Awards Ceremony
  • Grant Thorton SABERA* 2020 ‘Responsible Business of the Year’ Award
    *Social and Business Enterprise Responsible Awards
  • ‘The Shower' a film by HUL on water conservation won the 67th National Film Awards in the 'Non-Feature Films' category
  • ‘Waste No More Digital Curriculum’ partnering Xynteo won the FICCI Smart Urban Innovation Award in the Smart Education category
  • Wockhardt Foundation’s CSR Shining Star Award for work on COVID-19
  • Bronze award at IPRCCA 2020 for Best Public Awareness Campaign During a Pandemic
  • HUL's Sanjiv Mehta received the prestigious Pralhad P Chhabria Memorial Global Award for his Outstanding Contribution to the FMCG Industry
  • Sanjiv Mehta awarded the prestigious AIMA – JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award 2020
  • Sanjiv Mehta conferred with the esteemed Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace by XLRI
  • Our Executive Director, Human Resources, Anuradha Razdan acknowledged as one of India's Most Powerful Women by Business Today for successfully driving the diversity agenda
  • Silver award at IPRCCA 2020 for the Best Use of PR for #HULStandsWithTheNation COVID campaign
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