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Sanjivani Mobile Medical Facility:We started Sanjivani, a mobile medical service in 2003, to offer effective medical care in villages surrounding our Doom Dooma factory in Assam. The objective has been to meet the basic medical needs of people living in the remote villages in Assam through a free mobile medical facility. Apart from basic medical services, Sanjivani also spreads awareness about hygiene, child immunisation, family planning etc. The project covers a radius of 40 km around the factory with two mobile vans equipped with basic medical equipment and a specialised team comprising one male and one female doctor, two nurses, a medical attendant and drivers. On an average, 400 Sanjivini medical camps are conducted every year in remote villages surrounding our factory. The project is run in close co-ordination with the local administration and its progress is reviewed every quarter.
Assisting women through education
Fair & Lovely Foundation:Scholarships of up to INR 1 lakh have been awarded to those women who do not have the financial strength to realize their dreams, but have the aptitude, drive, and ambition to carve a place of pride for themselves in society. The scholarship which was awarded only to postgraduate studies has now been extended to graduate students as well. Since 2003, more than 790 scholarships have been awarded to women across India.
Disaster relief and rehabilitation
Floods, Bihar, 2008:We contributed 10,000 kits worth INR 60 lakh as the first installment of material for immediate relief of the flood affected families in Araria District in Bihar. The kit contained essential items such as utensils, clothes, blankets, and other useful material.
upkeep. 12 truckloads of material were distributed to the affected families under the guidance of the Araria District Magistrate.27 acres of land (market value on a conservative basis is INR 4. The project aims at theconstruction of 100 disaster proof houses for the purpose of rehabilitation. etc. The complex has 960 permanent houses spread over 5. we donated 5. In 1995. South India. to the government. we also arrange for corrective surgery in city hospitals. HUL provided a 72. which was one of Mother Teresa's dearest desires. Whenever necessary. victims of HIV. and the destitute. We bear the capital and revenue expenses for maintenance. pursuant to a request from the Government of Tamil Nadu about the urgent need for housing the affected families. Bihar.500 sq.27 acres of land. A sum of INR 84 lakh was contributed by HUL and our employees to rehabilitate the underprivileged amongst the flood-affected families in the village of Jorgama. we were able to open a ward for female HIV positive patients. Chennai. Caring for the vulnerable Asha Daan:In 1976. and security of the premises.5 crores) at Tondiarpet. Special classes are arranged that teach the children basic skills. Madhepura district. Tsunami. The needs of the abandoned/challenged children are met by the Sisters of the Home. This home is supported by the Missionaries of Charity and cares for abandoned and challenged children. We distributed nutritional and personal hygiene products worth INR 5 crores for immediate relief to the needy soon after the tsunami hit the region. 2006:We contributed over INR 10 crores towards the relief and rehabilitation of tsunami-affected families by way of providing relief material. Our employees also made a contribution of INR 50 lakhs which was used to construct the facilities in the complex.In all. Later. ft plot for setting up Asha Daan in the heart of Mumbai. CSR activities: Greening Barriers: Water Conservation and Harvesting (linked to product Pureit) HUL's Water Conservation and Harvesting project has two major objectives: . and construction of facilities. land. physiotherapy.
LBSC was initiated in media dark villages (in UP. Bihar. career and enterprise. ignorance of such basic hygiene practices leads to high mortality rates in rural India. governmental bodies and other institutions have been working to improve the status of rural women.Changing Lives in Rural India Shakti is HUL's rural initiative. NGOs. which targets small villages with population of less than 2000 people or less. resources. In general. According to a study done by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. and creating access to relevant information through the iShakti community portal. health and hygiene education through the Shakti Vani programme. It aims to achieve this through providing information. b. as a brand. Recycle. It is estimated that diarrhoea claims the life of a child every 10 seconds and one third of these deaths are in India. Fair & Lovely. help adjacent villages to implement appropriate models of watershed development. physicians. rural women in India are underprivileged and need a sustainable source of income. Shakti provides critically needed additional income to these women and their families. Health & Hygiene Education Lifebuoy Swastya Chetna (LBSC) is a rural health and hygiene initiative which was started in 2002. The need for a program of this nature arose from the fact that diarrhoeal diseases are a major cause of death in the world today. inputs and support in the areas of education. West Bengal.a. and improving living standards in rural India. the simple practice of washing hands with soap and water can reduce diarrhoea by as much as 47%. NGO activists. Reuse. Orissa) with the objective of spreading awareness about the importance of washing hands with soap. from various walks of life. It specifically targets women from lowincome groups in rural as well as urban India. Recover and Renew. Shakti is a pioneering effort in creating livelihoods for rural women. However. Economic Empowerment of Women The Fair & Lovely Foundation is HUL's initiative which aims at economic empowerment of women across India. The Foundation has renowned Indian women. The Foundation is implementing its activities in association with state governments. Among them are educationists. SHAKTI . by equipping and training them to become an extended arm of the company's operation. as its advisors. organised in Self-Help Groups (SHGs). to reduce water consumption in its own operations and regenerate sub-soil water tables at its own sites through the principles of 5R . Maharashtra. MP.Reduce. It seeks to empower underprivileged rural women by providing incomegenerating opportunities. stands on the economic empowerment platform and the Foundation is an extension of this promise. .
roles and areas. Anbagam ("shelter of love"). Access all areas As your career progresses. It has 17 children. cerebral palsy and severe learning difficulties. challenged children. was set up in 1998 on HUL Plantations in South India. has been started in 2003 also in the South India Plantations. Besides medical care and meals. Kappagam ("shelter"). Asha Daan: The initiative began in 1976. polio related disabilities. a centre for special education of challenged children. And through world-class professional . You'll take on different responsibilities that allow you to directly impact business performance. It takes care of 11 children. vocational and recreational activities to over 35 children with a range of challenges. Kappagam: Encouraged by Ankur's success. Ankur: In 1993. a home in Mumbai for abandoned. markets and technologies. Career progression As one of the world's largest consumer goods companies. Ankur provides educational. the scale and importance of our supply chain operation offers many fascinating career paths. they too are being taught skills such that they can become self-reliant and elementary studies . The focus of Kappagam is the same as that of Ankur. the second centre for special education of challenged children. and the destitute. The centre takes care of children with challenges. including sight or hearing impairment. you¶ll have opportunities to work within the full spectrum of disciplines. when HUL supported Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity to set up Asha Daan. You'll gain exposure at global. Anbagam: Yet another day care center. HUL supports special education and rehabilitation of children with challenges. aged between 5 and 15 years.Special Education & Rehabilitation Under the Happy Homes initiative. regional and local levels across a broad range of categories. HUL's Doom Dooma Plantation Division set up Ankur..
Click here for enlarged view Successful water conservation pilot projects Project Khamgaon . You also have the ability to create strong links with individuals from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds.learning programmes. projects. We began this journey seven years ago to build our learning. and use various models with specific performance indicators and evaluation procedures. Qualities & skills You're exceptionally organised with a hands-on approach and excellent IT skills. We are working with specialised NGO partners in the field of water conservation. You're good at managing people. . you¶ll develop the expertise necessary to become highly effective in your specialisation. we have been engaged in successful projects on water conservation across different terrains in India which face acute shortage of water. Since then. information and change. You have an entrepreneurial mind when it comes to innovation and cost saving. Water We will conserve water by working on a wide range of locally relevant initiatives and partnerships for water conservation and spread awareness about the issue amongst our consumers and communities.
The community at Parkhed constructed 47 percolation bunds.000.600 trenches.More than 67 million litres of water have been harvested since 2004 . the project has made an impact on water and soil conservation. The project has ensured sustainable development of water and land resources. Sindoni. to prevent soil degradation and to conserve water. Till March 2010. Project Silvassa In April 2004. More than 350 families are reaping the second crop. This initiative received appreciation at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development. The other highlights are: . This success has been attributed to the availability of well water during the Rabi season and an increase in the water level during the Kharif season. Hence. on a five hectare plot. and Silvassa. The annual income of the farmers in the vicinity of the five check dams has increased from an average of INR 36. The selected area was located in a dry and arid region of Maharashtra. The total land under cultivation during the second crop season is approximately 470 acres. our team from the Khamgaon factory started a pilot watershed management project. and local employment opportunities have been generated through increased economic activity. The efforts have resulted in the creation of a green belt. along with reaping a Rabi crop.Soil conservation treatment has been carried out on 282 hectares of land . the farmers have also been able to almost double the yield of the Kharif crop.Additional income of INR 160 lakhs was accrued to villagers during project period . which is made possible by the check dams. water. per farmer.000 to approximately INR 85. 1. Pati. Parkhed. 6.Seven years ago. Vanarai and HUL started a project in Karchond and later in Dapada. which is now a veritable forest with about 6. locals have attained self-sufficiency in basic needs of food. in association with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and BAIF Development Research Foundation.325 families have benefited under various programmes.300 trees. Encouraged by the results. 130 families now have access to the public toilet facility . fodder and fuel.000 running metres of continuous contour trenching over 100 hectares and five permanent check dams. we extended the model to a neighbouring village.
Madurai and identified eight village ponds for renovation to enhance the water availability. based on micro-enterprise models as part of our business process. meter has fulfilled the multiple domestic needs of 4519 households in eight hamlets and 346 acres are now irrigated due to the rejuvenation of ground water. We have also implemented community initiatives to enhance livelihoods with NGO partners..Enhancing livelihoods in Dadra & Nagar Haveli through vocational training for 1080 tribal youth. We have developed innovative distribution channels. This programme was to complement and expand our impact in the region through the existing water conservation project.Enhancing livelihoods of 75.22 bore wells and 20 open wells were recharged Project Puducherry In 2008-09. such as: . One of the unique aspects of the project was to form social capital by organizing villagers into pond association and empower them to execute the physical renovation work. .12. .000 mango seedlings have been planted . HUL's Puducherry unit partnered with DHAN Foundation. Livelihoods Enhancing livelihoods has been another area where we have built partnerships to make a difference. The pilot project has improved water availability in eight village ponds by harvesting monsoon run-off. Rainwater harvesting storage of 22300 cu. like Shakti.000 poor women in partnership with DHAN Foundation .
urban. Later. These activities focus on training the farmers for better productive use of their agricultural resources. who is a Class 2 dropout. thus leading to higher returns.generating opportunities to villagers. basic knowledge about computers. HUL has been engaged in rural development since 1976 in India.Deepak Pargi learnt how to use Photoshop and started his own photo studio at Surangi. tribal.000 women from rural. What is remarkable is that the youth from the iLEAD programme are pitching in by mobilising new trainees.Project in partnership with DHAN Foundation 75.Shakti Hindusthan Unilever Limited (HUL) and its constituent companies have been in India since 1931. Young women like Vimala Chatta. offering vocational courses like tailoring. today earns INR 3000 a month because of the tailoring skills she picked up in an iLEAD course. animal husbandry. development of India as the focus for its growth. Project in partnership with Aide et action With Aide et Action we have set up iLEAD centers for the youth in Silvassa. electrical wiring. This programme now covers 500 villages in the district. Their activities moblised more than INR 52 crores and generated an incremental income of INR 18 crores. etc. or coastal areas in the south were given information on how to pool in their own savings. boosting exports. The short term courses offered by iLEAD are attuned to the demands and needs of the industry leading to more relevant employment opportunities. 60% of the trained students have been successfully placed in different organisations in the region. adding value to agriculture and generating productive employment and income opportunities. . This is a winwin model for local communities and businesses. in all the places where HUL established their factories. generating alternative income. Such initiatives will only be successful when linked with the companies core business and is mutually beneficial to both the customers for whom the programme in intended and also for the company. health & hygiene and infrastructure development. similar programmes were also started in adjacent Villages. and providing necessary counselling about taking up jobs outside their village through an alumni association they set up! Youngsters are also given necessary space and advice when they want to establish their own enterprises HUL¶s initiative in Rural Development . stimulating industrialization. The most important contribution for rural development is to create income . The Company has consciously developed its strategies and operations keeping in view. access bank resources and identify commercial activities based on their skills and local market potential. As of now. The company¶s main contributions are developing and using relevant technologies. The first programme called IRDP (Integrated Rural Development Program) was started in the year 1976 at Eta district in Uttar Pradesh as a part of its dairy operations.
self-respect to women in rural India. this earning is very significant. with a much greater say in decision making. For the SHG women. with real freedom from want. A typical Shakthi entrepreneur conducts a steady business which gives her an income in excess of Rs. . It is ushering in prosperity and more importantly. As most of these women live below the poverty line and hail from small villages with less than 2000 population..generating capabilities for underprivileged rural women by providing a small-scale enterprise opportunity. Armed with micro-credit women from SHG¶s become direct-tohome distributors in rural markets. «««««««««««««««. Project Shakthi The objectives of project Shakthi are to create income . this translates into a much-needed. This will lead to better health and hygiene. Under the project.1000/. sustainable income contributing towards better living and prosperity. some of whom will depend on the organization for their livelihood and builds a sustainable cycle of growth for all. education of their children especially the girl child and an overall betterment in living standards. and to improve rural living standards through health and hygiene awareness. HUL offers a range of mass-market products to the Self Help Groups (SHG s) which are relevant to rural customers. The important and notable aspect of this model is it creates a win-win partnership between HUL and the consumers. In addition to money there is a marked change in the woman¶s status within the household. HUL imparts the necessary training to these groups on the basis of enterprise management which the women need to manage their enterprises.Based on these insights HUL launched project Shakti in the year 2001 in keeping with the purpose of integrating business interests with national interests.per month on a sustainable basis. Project Shakthi thus enables these families to live with dignity.
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