Hindustan Unilever Ltd
Karmayog 2008 CSR Rating: 3/5
Water Conservation and Harvesting
(linked to product Pureit)
HUL's Water Conservation and Harvesting project has two major objectives:
a. to reduce water consumption in its own operations and regenerate sub-soil water tables at its own sites through the principles of 5R - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Renew;
b. help adjacent villages to implement appropriate models of watershed development.
SHAKTI - Changing Lives in Rural
Shakti is HUL's rural initiative, which targets small villages with population of less than 2000 people or less. It seeks to empower underprivileged rural women by providing income-generating opportunities, health and hygiene education through the Shakti Vani programme, and creating access to relevant information through the iShakti community portal.
In general, rural women in
Lifebuoy Swastya Chetna (LBSC) is a rural health and hygiene initiative which was started in 2002. LBSC was initiated in media dark villages (in UP, MP, Bihar, West Bengal,
The need for a program of this nature arose from the fact that diarrhoeal diseases are a major cause of death in the world today. It is estimated that diarrhoea claims the life of a child every 10 seconds and one third of these deaths are in
The Fair & Lovely Foundation is HUL's initiative which aims at economic empowerment of women across
Special Education & Rehabilitation
Under the Happy Homes initiative, HUL supports special education and rehabilitation of children with challenges.
The initiative began in 1976, when HUL supported Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity to set up Asha Daan, a home in Mumbai for abandoned, challenged children, and the destitute.
In 1993, HUL's Doom Dooma Plantation Division set up Ankur, a centre for special education of challenged children. The centre takes care of children with challenges, aged between 5 and 15 years. Ankur provides educational, vocational and recreational activities to over 35 children with a range of challenges, including sight or hearing impairment, polio related disabilities, cerebral palsy and severe learning difficulties.
Encouraged by Ankur's success, Kappagam ("shelter"), the second centre for special education of challenged children, was set up in 1998 on HUL Plantations in
Yet another day care center, Anbagam ("shelter of love"), has been started in 2003 also in the South India Plantations. It takes care of 11 children. Besides medical care and meals, they too are being taught skills such that they can become self-reliant and elementary studies.
www.hul.co.in/investor/annual_report_2007.asp Annual Report '07-'08 pg 21/ 25
HULís Global Compact Communication of Progress for 2008 (11 pages) is at http://www.hul.co.in/citizen_lever/Communication_of_progress_08.pdf
Full details at http://www.hul.co.in/citizen_lever/happy_homes.asp
Hindustan Unilever Limited
165/166, Backbay Reclamation
Mumbai - 400020
Phone : 22-39830000
Fax : 22-22871970
Website : http://www.hul.co.in/
Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is
Daman, Daman and
Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Solan district, Himachal Pradesh
Basti district, Uttar Pradesh
Etah, Uttar Pradesh
Jalaun district, Uttar Pradesh
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