Making it count with The Hindustan Unilever Foundation


Established as a not-for-profit company, the Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF) acts as a vehicle to anchor community development and sustainability initiatives of Hindustan Unilever Limited.

It has been operating the ‘Water for Public Good’ programme, with a core focus to empower the local community institutions to govern water resources and enhance farm-based livelihoods, through the adoption of judicious water management practices.

Since 2010, HUF has supported grassroot level interventions in 53 districts with 23 NGO partners across over 4,300 villages in India.

Some of the key projects initiated in 2019 were in partnership with Srijan in Bundelkhand, the Centre for International Projects Trust in Punjab, Vikram Sarabhai Centre for Development Interaction in Gujarat.

Impact

As of 2020, our achievements include:

  • Water conservation: More than 1.3 trillion litres of water saved through improved supply and demand water management
  • Crop yield: Over 1 million tons of additional agricultural and biomass production generated
  • Livelihoods: More than 30 million employment days created through water conservation and increased agriculture production