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Unilever hands over 7.18C cheque to Labour Welfare Foundation

  • Published at 09:11 pm August 10th, 2021
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The cheques were handed over to State Minister for  Labour and Employment Begum Mannujan Sufian

Unilever Bangladesh Limited and Unilever Consumer Care Limited recently handed over two cheques worth a total of Tk7.18 crore to the Ministry of Labour and Employment’s Labour Welfare Foundation as its contribution to workers' share of profit. 

Unilever Bangladesh Company Secretary and Legal Director SM Rashed Quayum and Head of Corporate Affairs, Partnerships and Communications Shamima Akhter, along with Unilever Consumer Care Regulatory Affairs Head and Company Secretary Mohammad Naharul Molla, handed over the cheques to State Minister of Labour and Employment Begum Mannujan Sufian at the Bangladesh Secretariat in the capital. 

This fund promises to strengthen the government’s efforts to ensure the safety of workers and to help the workers and their families in case of any major disasters, according to a press release. 

Unilever Bangladesh is one of the largest FMCG companies in the country with a 56-year history. It is a subsidiary of Unilever and one of the world’s leading suppliers of consumer-packaged goods in more than 190 countries. 

Unilever Consumer Care is a new entity of Unilever in Bangladesh. 

Earlier in June 2020, Unilever successfully acquitted 81.98 % of the shares of GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited (GSKBD) from Setfirst (GSK Group) and renamed the company as Unilever Consumer Care Limited. 

Under the acquisition, Unilever got ownership of GSK’s iconic health food and drinks, including Horlicks, Boost, and Glaxose-D.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Unilever is taking utmost care to safeguard its people working in factory and follow the top tier global protocol of Unilever and the Bangladesh government, the press release adds. 

Unilever runs immunity boosting medical assistance programs and provides hygiene care kits for all employees, including providing sanitization products for their homes in regular intervals, and cover all employees for weekly Covid-19 testing. 

For all these measures, Unilever in Bangladesh invested heavily in the last 18 months, having invested Tk18 crore to ensure safety of its people against the pandemic.