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Improving the Nutrition and Hygiene of smallholder farmers

The Seeds of Prosperity programme is a partnership between Unilever, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). Together, we are working through commodity supply chains to improve the diets and hygiene of smallholder farmers. The initiative has benefitted over 34,000 workers, smallholder farmers and families till 2017 in parts of South India and Assam.

Betterment of communities

Prabhat is a USLP linked programme, which contributes to the development of local communities around HUL’s key sites including manufacturing units. The key areas of the Prabhat programme are – enhancing livelihoods, water conservation, and health and hygiene. The programme is a testimony to our commitment towards uplifting the communities in which we operate. From its launch in December 2013 in eight locations, project Prabhat now operates in over 30 HUL locations across the country and has directly impacted over 1.7 million people as of December 2017.

Prabhat’s Swachh initiative, which is aligned to the health & hygiene pillar of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, is led by our purpose-driven brands Lifebuoy, Domex & Pureit. Our employees become ambassadors of change, ‘Swachhata Doots’ and spread awareness about the three important hygiene habits.

Also, a pilot programme has been initiated to encourage beneficiaries to adopt behaviours such as healthy cooking methods and to have a diverse diet with a combination of food groups. The vision of this initiative is to help communities ‘grow healthy together.’ We are certain that once people experience the benefits of safe & healthy food themselves, they will become ambassadors of change for the entire community.

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