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Unilever heads for new CSR heights

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Unilever has joined forces with global organisations to boost its CSR status and head for a “sustainable future”.

Unilever has joined forces with global organisations to boost its CSR status and head for a “sustainable future”.

The firm - one of the world’s leading suppliers of consumer goods - has teamed up with Oxfam, PSI, Save the Children, Unicef and the World Food Programme (WFP) to launch The Unilever Foundation at the World Economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Unilever is keen to improve its corporate social responsibility status and through the foundation it hopes to improve lives through hygiene, sanitation, access to clean drinking water, basic nutrition and enhanced self esteem.

Unilever's long-term goal is to help more than a billion people improve their health and well-being. It will work with Oxfam on various programmes to "empower individuals and deliver good nutrition and clean drinking water" around the world.

In additional, it will work with Population Services International (PSI) to help improve the health of children and families and will also team up with Save the Children to expand children's access to health worker and vaccines, targeting mothers and children with nutrition programmes.

Unicef and Unilever will work together to improve sanitation in developing countries and with WFP to create a sustainable model to improve nutrition, health and livelihoods in Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Keith Weed, Unilever’s chief marketing and communication officer, said: "We live in a rapidly changing world. One where populations are growing, water is becoming increasingly scarce, and where food security is a growing issue.

"Unilever is committed to addressing the unmet social needs that our business can play a unique role in helping to solve. This is especially true in developing and emerging markets where we have deep roots.

"We aim to double the size of our business while reducing our environmental impact and deliver increased social value. Together with our partners, we will deliver life-saving solutions as we work toward achieving these ambitious goals."

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