Unilever has announced the launch of The Unilever Foundation, created to provide hygiene, sanitation, access to clean drinking water, basic nutrition, and enhancing self-esteem.
To help achieve the mission, Unilever has partnered with five leading global organizations that are committed to help improving life and create a sustainable future: Oxfam, PSI, Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Food Program.
The Unilever Foundation and its Global partners have set n a number of life-saving initiatives. The Foundation’s partnership with Oxfam will deliver good nutrition and clean, safe drinking water to those in need. Together with PSI, the Unilever Foundation is improving the health of children and families through changing their behavior that regard hand washing, clean drinking water and sanitation.
The Foundation’s collaboration with Save the Children is aimed to save and improve the lives of children around the world. This includes improving access to health workers and life-saving vaccines. The partnership will also provide a platform to roll out a global movement and make the public and political focus on the problem of child survival.
The Unilever Foundation and UNICEF will improve sanitation in developing countries through UNICEF’s Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (‘CATS’) initiative. In addition, Unilever launches the Toilet Academies this year. The Foundation’s partnership with the World Food Program (WFP) in Project Laser Beam, a public-private partnership is aimed to create a sustainable model to improve nutrition, health, and livelihoods in Bangladesh and Indonesia.
The Unilever Foundation is also working with other organizations worldwide. It provides them with money, expertise, products and employee support.