Unilever

Sector: FMCG & Retail

Unilever

Our Vision
WE WORK TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE EVERY DAY. We help people feel good, look good and get more out of life, with brands and services that are good for them and good for others Unilever products touch the lives of over 2 billion people every day – whether that’s through feeling great because they’ve got shiny hair and a brilliant smile, keeping their homes fresh and clean, or by enjoying a great cup of tea, satisfying meal or healthy snack.

Our brands
With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Our portfolio ranges
from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos and everyday household care products. We produce some of the world’s best known and loved brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo, alongside trusted local names such as Blue Band, Pureit and Suave.

We have a portfolio of brands that are popular across the country. Popular because of our two key strengths:
• Strong roots in local markets and first-hand knowledge of the local culture and
• World-class business expertise applied internationally to serve consumers everywhere.
Many of these brands have long-standing, strong social missions, including Lifebuoy’s drive to promote hygiene through handwashing with soap, and Dove’s campaign for real beauty. We’ve also won a wealth of advertising industry honours at the prestigious Cannes Advertising Awards, including being named 2010’s Advertiser of
the Year.

Our purpose
Our corporate purpose states that to succeed requires the highest standards of corporate behaviour towards everyone we work with, the communities we touch, and the environment on which we have an impact. Conducting our operations with integrity and with respect for the many people, organisations and environments our business touches has always been at the heart of our corporate responsibility.

Unilever Central Africa
Unilever’s roots in Africa go back to 1880’s, when first ventures were undertaken by Sir William Lever to secure palm oil from Africa. In 1904 the company was incorporated and in 1911 the Huileries du Congo Belge were established. In the course of the next nearly 100 years Unilever changed from a commodity led business to a more focused consumer goods business. Unilever Central Africa is a Multi-Country Organisation (MCO) made up of Eastern & Southern Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and French West Africa. Its markets span 41 countries, with 600 million consumers. Unilever Central Africa is the largest employer in Unilever with 33,000 people, of which 250 are managers. In Central Africa,
Unilever is also among the top 3 FMCG companies, and have just been accredited Top Employer, Africa 2012/2013 in 4 key countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and S.Africa).

Our people
Focusing on performance and productivity, we encourage our people to develop new ideas and put fresh approaches into practice. Hand in hand with this
is a strong sense of responsibility to the communities we serve. We don’t only measure success in financial terms; how we achieve results is important too. We work hard to conduct our business with integrity – respecting our employees, our consumers and the environment around us.

Awards & Nominations

Top 100

Summary

Ranking: 26
Locations: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Tunisia, Tanzania, Sudan, South Africa, Rwanda, Nigeria, Mozambique
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