Unilever Vietnam has just announced its Stay Strong Vietnam initiative, a wide-ranging set of measures to support the country and the Vietnamese people in the fight against the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in response to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s call to the nation to help tackle the public health emergency.
|Unilever committed providing essential products to improve hygienic conditions and care for people’s health during the pandemic |
The company has committed VND50 billion ($2.17 million) to partner with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to enact initiatives that will protect people through hand-washing and surface-cleaning product donations and education programmes cultivating habits of personal hygiene.
Unilever will partner with the MoH to widen awareness about hand-washing and surface-cleaning habits and disseminate essential information about COVID-19 to strengthen Vietnamese hygiene practices and help fight this and other diseases. Since March, the company has set up mobile hand-washing booths in big cities to facilitate and encourage regular hand-washing with a target to reach around three million people.
Moreover, Unilever Vietnam has pledged to deliver goods weighing a total of 550 tonnes to more than 1.6 million people in need in 3,000 schools, hospitals, and quarrantine areas, especially front-liners such as doctors, nurses, teachers, and volunteers.
|Unilever has set up mobile hand-washing booths across Vietnam to encourage regular hand-washing among local people during the COVID-19 epidemic |
These include personal care and hygiene items from Lifebuoy, Clear, P/S, and Closeup; home cleaning and sanitation products from Vim, Cif, and Sunlight; as well as food products from Knorr and Lipton.
“Part of Unilever’s vision is to create a positive social impact, including here in Vietnam, and it has never been more important for us to deliver on this commitment than now, when the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting lives and livelihoods in the country,” shared Nguyen Thi Bich Van, chairwoman of Unilever Vietnam. “We hope that our product donations will make a significant contribution towards protecting Vietnamese lives and that by helping to safeguard our workers’ incomes and jobs, we are giving some peace of mind during these uncertain times.”
“We also hope that, through our support of public education initiatives by the MoH and MoET, we will be able to equip the Vietnamese people with sufficient information to protect themselves against COVID-19,” she added. “With these contributions, we stand in solidarity with the rest of the country so that we can fight this disease together and emerge from this difficult time stronger than ever.”
Unilever Vietnam is one of Vietnam's largest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods companies with more than 35 million products delivered and used by consumers across the country. The company has been working to bring more positive contributions to the sustainable socio-economic development of the country over the last 25 years.