Business

Unilever

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment to 2020

Reported progress

Assessment

Workforce commitments
London 2013

Nutrition policy (169,000)

Reported progress

Good progress: Lamplighter is our global health employee program assessing and improving physical health, exercise, nutrition and mental resilience. The aim is to have the program running in all countries with 100 or more employees by 2020. In 2018 it covered 84 countries reaching 65,000 employees. More information can be found here: https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/enhancing-livelihoods/fairness-in-the-workplace/improving-employee-health-nutrition-and-well-being/

Assessment
On course
London 2013

Maternal health/Breastfeeding (1,800)

Reported progress

Some progress: In 2017 we introduced the Global Maternal Wellbeing Standard with 4 key pillars: - 16 weeks paid leave for every mum (before 2017 maternity leave was under 16 weeks in 54% of countries in which we operate) - flexible ways of working to suit family's needs - facilities and regular breaks for nursing mothers (every site with more than 50 women has lactating facilities available by end 2018 and lactating mothers must have two 30 minute breaks) - Creche services to take stress out of childcare See for more information: https://www.unilever.com/news/news-and-features/Feature-article/2017/yeah-baby-we-are-improving-our-support-for-working-mums.html

Assessment
On course
Non-workforce commitments
London 2013

1. Project Laser Beam was an integrated nutrition program designed to reach 500,000 children with improved nutrition; 1 million with hygiene training in schools, and 3,000 women with improved livelihoods.

2. By 2015: change the hygiene behaviour of 1 billion consumers, as well as 2.5 million people through Neo Natal hand-washing programs.

Reported progress

1. Project Laser Beam - in 2011, WFP and Unilever launched Project Laser Beam (PLB) - a major public-private partnership involving WFP, Unilever, DSM, GAIN and Mondelez – which sought to take a holistic approach to addressing the underlying causes of child undernutrition in Bangladesh and Indonesia. PLB did this by bringing together the expertise of UN agencies, private sector, NGOs and governments to develop a scalable, replicable model for addressing child nutrition. The partnership was signed at the 2011 World Economic Forum, and during its lifespan (end July 2014), PLB delivered 18 interventions reaching a total of 2.48 million people in Bangladesh and 424,000 in Indonesia through activities including school feeding, maternal/child health, female livelihood opportunities and WASH.As of July 2014, 2.48 million people participated in the different Project Laser Beam interventions in Bangladesh and 424,0008 in Indonesia. As the majority of the Project Laser Beam beneficiaries were involved in more than one intervention, the aggregate number of individual beneficiaries is lower. Of the total beneficiaries reached by Project Laser Beam, an estimated 1.74 million new beneficiaries (i.e., new to nutrition support) were reached by the partnership interventions.

2. By 2018, 1.24 billion people were reached by the end of 2018 to help improve their hygiene behaviour: 1 billion people with Lifebuoy through healthy handwashing habits; 16.5 million people with improved access to a toilet; 83.5 million with our toothpaste brands; over 35 million through Dove self-esteem programmes; over 4 million through Vaseline’s Healing Project and 55 million with safe drinking water from Pureit. Pureit also provided 106 billion litres of safe drinking water by the end of 2018. Since 2011, we’ve reached more than 20 million mothers across Asia and Africa with hygiene education through community visits and neonatal clinics. For more information: https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/improving-health-and-well-being/health-and-hygiene/healthy-handwashing-habits-for-life/

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

Reported progress in previous Global Nutrition Reports indicates that commitment has been achieved.