Why Unilever Vietnam?
Unilever makes and sells products under more than 400 brand names worldwide. Two billion people use them on any given day. Here (http://www.unilever.com.vn/our-brands/) is a selection of our top brands, available in many countries, along with the stories behind them.
Brands and innovation are at the heart of everything we do. In Unilever, research and development (R&D) is the home of breakthrough technology for bigger, better, faster innovations.
For more information about Innovation in Unilever , please visit http://www.unilever.com.vn/innovation/innovationinunilever/
Launched in 2010, Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is at the heart of Unilever business strategy which commits to double the size of the business while reducing its environment footprint and increasing its social impacts in 10 years. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is the strategic response to social and environmental challenges the world faces.
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan will result in three significant outcomes by 2020, namely:
1. Doubling the Company’s growth whilst halving the environmental impact of its products across the value chain,
2. Sourcing 100% of its agricultural raw materials sustainably
3. Helping more than one billion people take action to improve their health and well-being
With the launch of Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in Vietnam in September 2011, Unilever Vietnam has officially announced its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan ambition for 2012-2020, furthering its strong commitments to make Vietnamese lives better and become the most admired company in Vietnam though the following specific commitments:
1. Make more than 20 million Vietnamese lives better by improving their health and well-being
2. Halve the environmental impact of its business activities and product consumption, focus on saving water , reduce waste, energy and raw material costs
3. Enhance the livelihoods of millions of Vietnamese as it grows its business
To deliver its USLP commitments which focus on 3 key pillars, namely: (i) improving health, hygiene & well-being; (ii) waste & saving water; and (iii) supporting micro entrepreneurs, Unilever Vietnam has developed long-term public private partnerships with the Government agencies, expanded strategic partnership with NGOs and community organizations as well as joined hands with its customers. Specific examples of these joint efforts and cooperation include:
(i) “For a healthier Vietnam” partnership with Ministry of Health (including 3 projects: Hand washing with soap for a healthier Vietnam, Germ-free toilet journey & P/S Protects Vietnamese smiles)
(ii) “Clean, Green and Healthy Schools” partnership with Ministry of Education & Training
(iii) Job creation and micro financing loans program to Vietnamese women with Viet Nam Women’s Union
(iv) “Sustainable tea development” with Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development
(v) “1 billion m3 water” Fund with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
(vi) Global partnerships with UNICEF and PSI (Population Services International) on health and hygiene program for Vietnamese children and poor people
(vii) Joint consumer’s promotion and education programs with customers
(viii) UVF’s annual grants to local communities for health and hygiene projects
As Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is at the heart of Unilever compass strategy, Unilever’s brand have played an active role in delivering the Plan commitments, which are also the brands’ social mission, through innovations (Comfort One Rinse), market development (Lifebuoy-led hand washing; PS’s Protects Vietnamese Smiles; VIM-led Germ-free toilet journey; Knorr-led nutrition education; OMO-led Dirt is good, physical development for children…) with the strategic and close partnerships with Government, NGOs and community engagement.
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FOREIGN INVESTOR IN VIETNAM
Unilever Vietnam has taken great efforts not only to succeed in business but also to become a good corporate citizen toward the society, community and environment. The company’s efforts have been recognized by many awards and recognitions. Prominently, they are the First rank Labor Medal in 2010 by the State President for the outstanding business performance and significant social and community contribution, and the Environmental Award in Mar 2011 by Prime Minister for the company’s outstanding achievements in environmental protection from 2005 to 2010, the CSR Awards 2012 granted by VCCI, the Vietnam Environmental Protection Awards 2013 by Vietnam Environment Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Certificate of Merit from Vietnam Women’s Union for the contribution to the development of women.
This year, Unilever Vietnam was granted “Certificate of merit” for company outstanding achievements in labor law compliance employees’ living conditions enhancement throughout 2013, and active contribution to in the emulation movement of Ho Chi Minh City by the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City & Ho Chi Minh Federation of Labor. The Certificate was handed to our HR VP Ms Nguyen Tam Trang by Mr Le Thanh Liem, Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee of HCMC and Mrs Nguyen Thi Thu, Chairwoman of HCM Federation of Labour.
At Unilever Vietnam, we provide our employees with a dynamic environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally. We offer our employees many ways to take advantage of development opportunities, we provide them with room to succeed and grow, with attractive reward and benefits packages and many others so that we can always attract and retain the best talents within the company.
The culture in Unilever is the one that promotes respect, fosters the growth mindset and actually provides employees with the energy and enthusiasm and confidence to make things happen. We assure that Unilever is a company in which you can really contribute, grow, make impacts and also a company that you can have fun with.
We also embrace diversity and creating an inclusive environment that enables all individuals to perform to their full potential, irrespective of who they are. This underlying principle will help us win equitably and sustainably.
In Unilever, we aim to develop our people both professionally and personally. We have prepared a structured development program, which focuses on three areas:
Formal learning: a mix of general, professional and leadership skills, delivered through e-learning and classroom training.
Learn through experience: diverse rotation in other Unilever companies all over the world
Learn through people: business mentoring, individual coaching from senior managers.
Reward at Unilever
We are building a performance culture, in which every employee is encouraged to grow to his or her full potential and to ensure that the best player will have the biggest impacts on the business.. We also have developed a performance-based reward structure that recognizes people who have delivered results. We know that ultimately, to achieve our huge ambition, it is our people who will make the big difference.
If you are interested in becoming part of a leading-edge company, driving your own career and working with outstanding brands and outstanding people to deliver sustainable business growth with us, then you’ve come to the right place.
Our people contributions
Being employees of Unilever, our people are ensured of a safe and green working environment.
Our employees would be engaged to join the yearly Community Day where they could live, work our mission “commits to make Vietnamese lives better”. Activities would focus on community works for primary schools to help kids improving health and hygiene daily habits.
Inside review about Unilever Vietnam
Brand manager - 1402474633Pros: Unilever is my best training school, both professional & personal. I grew so much within the time working here which has set a very strong foundation for whatever I do after that. Having been seeing many different company, I must say Unilever culture is very unique, human being and this is one of the best company which dedicated into investing in people