Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)
Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India's largest consumer goods company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Hindustan As a fast moving consumer goods company it primarily offers home care, personal care, and food products in India and internationally.
The company has over 35 brands spanning 20 distinct categories such as soaps, detergents, shampoos, skin care, toothpastes, deodorants, cosmetics, tea, coffee, packaged foods, ice cream, and water purifiers. Its portfolio includes leading household brands such as Lux, Lifebuoy, Surf Excel, Rin, Wheel, Fair & Lovely, Pond’s, Vaseline, Lakmé, Dove, Clinic Plus, Sunsilk, Pepsodent, Closeup, Axe, Brooke Bond, Bru, Knorr, Kissan, Kwality Wall’s and Pureit.
They work to create a better future every day
They help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others.
They will inspire people to take small everyday actions that can add up to a big difference for the world.
They will develop new ways of doing business with the aim of doubling the size of their company while reducing their environmental impact.
The Company has over 16,000 employees and is a subsidiary of Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong local roots in more than 100 countries across the globe with annual sales of about €46.5 billion in 2011. Unilever has about 52% shareholding in HUL.
Corporate Social Responsibility
HUL’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) philosophy is embedded in its corporate purpose and Vitality mission.
The company firmly believes that it has commitment to all its stakeholders - consumers, employees and the community in which it operates. It can fulfil this commitment only by sustainable growth. The Vitality mission of the company aims to improve quality of life through their products and through their interventions in the community.
On this background, HUL's key CR initiatives are undertaken with a long-term view. Initiatives that are sustainable, that have long-term benefits and that have business linkage are accorded priority. Some initiatives are brand driven, some are driven by their people and some are driven by their processes.