|It is the fourth year in a row that Unilever Vietnam has received HR Asia Awards |
Focusing on people development
With a survey on 46,270 employees from 622 businesses in Vietnam, the award is a meaningful gift for the relentless efforts of all Unilever employees over the past year. Moreover, the award reasserts Unilever's leading position in attracting and developing talent while building an agile, dynamic, friendly, and professional working environment.
Unilever takes pride in maintaining its employee engagement metrics even during the difficult time of the pandemic.
Trinh Mai Phuong, head of Human Resources at Unilever Vietnam said, “We have committed to developing a generation of young Vietnamese leaders with a vision towards sustainable, future-fit development. Going through a difficult time due to the pandemic, we have realised that people are the most valuable asset of the business. Therefore, we will always focus on personal development with equity and agility, delegating and adopting new approaches and new people."
"I believe that Unilever Vietnam will continue to go further and maintain its position as a leading business in the consumer goods industry and maintain its focus on talent development,” added Phuong.
Recognition of sustainable development mission
Unilever Vietnam was also one of the businesses recognised at the Corporate Sustainability Awards by Nhip Cau Dau Tu Magazine. The awards aim to honour businesses that proactively implement sustainable development strategies, commit to green growth, and deliver corporate social responsibility in the community.
|Unilever Vietnam is being honoured thanks to its firm commitments and actions toward sustainability |
Unilever Vietnam pioneers several environmental initiatives to tackle plastic waste and climate change issues.
Unilever, cooperating with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, has built and led the Public-Private Collaboration to drive the Circular Economy in Plastic Waste Management. The programme has helped build a system of waste segregation at source and plastic waste collection, raising people's awareness, applying technology to plastic waste processing, and advocating for improved policies.
Unilever Vietnam has currently set up 150 plastic waste stations, collected more than 12,000 tons of plastic waste, and achieved 17.3 million reaches – and counting – through its communications.
|Especially during the outbreak of the pandemic, the company reached more than 750 million people through pandemic prevention communications and provided 2.5 million products to 2.6 million people nationwide. |
The company also drives sustainable packaging by using less plastic, reducing virgin plastic usage, increasing the use of post-consumer recycled plastic, and using better plastic by increasing the recyclability of its packaging.
Unilever Vietnam has reduced 55 per cent of virgin plastic in its packaging production and achieved 72 per cent packaging recyclability.
In addition, Unilever Vietnam also plays a role as a catalyst in the journey of greenhouse gas emissions reduction, contributing to tackling climate change.
The company has been driving initiatives that use biomass fuel and solar energy to replace fossil fuels, building green facilities, and cooperating with partners throughout the value chain to cut greenhouse gases.
To date, Unilever Vietnam has already achieved net-zero emissions within its operations, continuing to aim for net zero throughout its value chain by 2039.
The organisation also strives to improve people’s health and living conditions through many meaningful activities.
The business has been working closely with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Training in disseminating personal hygiene knowledge and providing products to more than 22 million people nationwide through the programme For a Healthier Vietnam.
Especially during the outbreak of the pandemic, the company reached more than 750 million people through pandemic prevention communications and provided 2.5 million products to 2.6 million people nationwide.
Women's empowerment programmes in collaboration with the Vietnam Women's Union and building new rural areas with the Perfect Village model in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have contributed to improving the livelihoods and living conditions of millions of people.
Specifically, Unilever Vietnam has helped 3.7 million women gain an education in business development and health improvement and 48,000 households have access to a microfinancing fund of more than $15.2 million.
| ||Unilever Vietnam strives toward implementation of UN SDGs |
Unilever Vietnam has conducted several sustainable development projects throughout the past 25 years. This not only proves the company’s commitment of “making sustainable living commonplace” to millions of Vietnamese but also contributes to implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
| ||Unilever Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in driving gender equality |
Through several campaigns and ceaseless efforts promoting gender equality, Unilever Vietnam has won the 2021 WEPs Awards for Gender-responsive Marketplace. This underpins the company's journey to empower women with the commitment of empowering one million Vietnamese women to achieve more in life by 2025.
| ||Unilever Vietnam leads the way in gender equality and women's empowerment |
Unilever Vietnam becoming the winner of the 2021 WEPs Awards for “Gender-responsive Marketplace” and achieving significant results are a testament to the company’s and its brands’ efforts to promote gender equality in the past more than 25 years. VIR talked with Trinh Mai Phuong, Unilever Vietnam’s vice president of human resources, about the journey to empower women and promote gender equality at Unilever.
| ||Unilever Vietnam on net zero commitment in the context of COP26 |
In the context of the United Natons' Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Hoang Anh talked with Do Thai Vuong, vice president of Sustainable Development and Communications at Unilever Vietnam about the company's plastic management strategy to reach its net-zero target by 2030.
| ||Unilever recognised as one of most sustainable businesses in Vietnam |
Unilever Vietnam has been honoured with two awards, the Top 10 Sustainable Businesses in Vietnam and Top 5 Outstanding Businesses committed to gender equality at the workplace at CSI Awards by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The company also received the CSR Recognition Award from the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).
| ||Unilever makes long-term commitment to Vietnam market |
Thanks to the Vietnamese government’s great efforts, several businesses, especially foreign-invested enterprises, have successfully implemented COVID-19 pandemic prevention measures while maintaining production and business to achieve growth amid the epidemic and in the new normal.
| ||Unilever Vietnam achieves net zero emissions nine years earlier than planned |
Switching to clean energy sources, reducing emissions from electricity consumption, and building green facilities are Unilever Vietnam’s efforts to obtain net zero operational emissions, underpinning the company’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions throughout the value chain.
| ||Unilever Vietnam embraces machine learning and AI in marketing |
Applying machine learning and AI to digital marketing and distribution channels is one of the key focuses of Unilever Vietnam in promoting digital transformation at businesses.
| ||Unilever to introduce digital curriculum on children’s health |
Committed to supporting the government to improve hygiene and health, Unilever has taken significant action. This July, the company, in coordination with Vietnam’s Ministry of Health and Binh Duong People’s committee, organised a conference to support the national patriotic hygiene movement to improve people's health.