Successful three years of public, private partnership (PPP) between Unilever Vietnam and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Unilever Vietnam released a three-year review on the progress of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) on December 17.
One hundred and fifty communes have been built that meet the standard of the National Target Program on New Rural Development and more than 30,000 households have accessed micro finance totaling VND150 billion ($9.4 million).
According to Mr. JV Raman, Chairman of Unilever Vietnam, in the vision for 2012-2020, Unilever targets to improve the health and well being of more than 20 million Vietnamese, halve the environmental impact of its business activities and product consumption, focus on saving water, reducing waste, energy and raw material costs, and enhancing the livelihoods of millions of Vietnamese people. “Unilever also aims to build a ‘Perfect Village’ in 1,000 communes by 2020, contributing to effectively implementing the New Rural Development plan based on the National Target Program in Vietnam,” he added.
Speaking at the release, Mr. Nguyen Minh Tien, Deputy Chief of the Centre Cooperation Office of the National Target Program on New Rural Development, said that Unilever, three years on, has made huge progress in endeavoring to achieve the USLP goals, helping to improve the lives of tens of millions of Vietnamese people.
Launched in 2010, the USLP is a key part of Unilever’s business strategy, which commits to doubling the size of the business while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing its social impact over ten years. The USLP is a strategic response to the social and environmental challenges the world faces.