Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) has pledged Tk 200 million to help the nation in its fight against Covid – 19.
The commitment includes measures such as product donations, creating awareness, improving health infrastructure, protecting its people and livelihoods of those who work across the value chain such as extended Distribution and Supply Chain.
UBL has been donating hygiene and household products such as Lifebuoys soaps, Surf excel, etc to protect the communities against Coronavirus.
So far, UBL has donated products worth Tk10 million and will continue its contribution by partnering several organisations in order to reach out to the people who are in need.
Unilever will also donate a sum of Tk10 million to support and upgrade health care facilities.
UBL has also pledged to protect its Value Chain, consisting nearly 20,000 people, from sudden drops in pay, as a result of market disruption or being unable to perform their role, for up to three months.
Apart from this Unilever has been ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its employees and their families, Supply Chain and Sales safety protocols complying with World Health Organization (WHO) standards and incorporated the best practices in safety management for operations.
Unilever Bangladesh has been collaborating with organisations such as BRAC, WaterAid, Unicef, Ek Takay Ahar to create awareness among the most vulnerable people.
That's not all, UBL employees have committed a minimum one day of salary and company is matching the contribution equally to create a fund for people in need.
"In this challenging time, it is our responsibility to reach out to as many people as possible and help them in their fight against the virus," said Kedar Lele, CEO and Managing Director of UBL.
He further added, "Considering the scale of the challenge and to address it at multiple levels, we are collaborating with the government, health institutions, implementation partners and civil society."