Business

Unilever

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Workforce commitments
London 2013

Nutrition policy (169,000)

Reported progress

Fully implemented: 81,480

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

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

London 2013

Maternal health/Breastfeeding (1,800)

Reported progress

Fully implemented: 155,000

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

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

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 (PLB) in 2011, World Food Programme (WFP) and Unilever launched PLB a major public-private partnership involving WFP, Unilever, DSM, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (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, the 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 water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH). As of July 2014, 2.48 million people had participated in the different Project Laser BeamPLB interventions in Bangladesh and 424,0008 in Indonesia. As most of the PLB beneficiaries were involved in more than one intervention, the aggregate number of individual beneficiaries is lower.

Of the total beneficiaries reached by PLB, an estimated 1.74 million new beneficiaries (i.e. new to nutrition support) were reached by the partnership interventions.

2. As part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), we committed to help more than a billion people to improve their health and hygiene, to help reduce child mortality and the incidence of life-threatening diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia. By the end of 2019, we had surpassed this target, reaching over 1.3 billion people through our health and hygiene initiatives covering handwashing, oral health and self-esteem: 1.07 billion people were reached with Lifebuoy and handwashing promotion efforts; over 28 million with improved access to a toilet; over 102 million with our oral care brands; over 60 million through Dove self-esteem programmes; over 5 million through Vaselines Healing Project; and 55 million with safe drinking water from Pureit. Pureit also provided 114 billion liters of safe drinking water by the end of 2019. For further information see:

https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/improving-health-and-well-being/health-and-hygiene/

Assessment
Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

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