The employees of Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL), the country’s leading Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company, have voluntarily donated a portion of their salary to support underprivileged families to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr this year.
The donation was part of Unilever’s employee volunteering programme that allows employees to be associated with community development and sustainability projects and live their life purpose. Through the employee salary contribution 230 families will receive essential food items, said a press release.
During the Eid season, many families struggle to buy necessary food products and miss out on the joy of the holy occasion. This year, due to rising inflation, many families are facing additional challenges. To distribute food to underprivileged families, UBL has partnered with two non-profit organisations, Utsho Bangladesh and Spreeha. UBL employees will also volunteer their time to distribute the products before Eid day.
Shamima Akhter, director of Corporate Affairs, Partnerships and Communications, UBL, said, “Unilever Bangladesh has been part of the country’s journey since its inception, and we believe what is good for the country is good for Unilever. As Unilever thrives on building an equitable and inclusive society, our company, brands and people always take bold and required steps in every situation.”
“The spirit of Eid is of caring for the members of our society, and hence we collaborated with Utsho Bangladesh and Spreeha to share the joy of Eid with the less fortunate members of our society. Ramadan donation campaign aims for a healthy society that will help UBL grow as well,” she added.
UBL will continue taking initiatives that give back to the community to foster empathy, innovation, and growth.
UBL is the largest fast-moving consumer goods company with a heritage of 60 years, with more than 9 out of 10 households using one or more of its brands for their daily needs. With over 26 brands including Lux, Lifebuoy, Surf Excel, Closeup, Sunsilk, Ponds, Vaseline, Dove, and Pureit, the company is a part of the everyday life of millions of consumers across Bangladesh. UBL is a subsidiary of Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of consumer-packaged goods in more than 190 countries. UBL’s purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace with a vision to grow the business while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing positive social impact.