Unilever and SCB partners to support UN's Global Goals
Karachi, October 2015: Unilever Pakistan and Standard Chartered have joined hands in Pakistan to support the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, with the overarching aim of ending extreme poverty, fixing inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change.
This collaboration endorses Project Everyone, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness of the Goals by reaching seven billion people in seven days.: Unilever Pakistan and Standard Chartered have joined hands in Pakistan to support the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, with the overarching aim of ending extreme poverty, fixing inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change.
This collaboration endorses Project Everyone, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness of the Goals by reaching seven billion people in seven days.
As part of this effort, a roundtable dialogue was organized at a local hotel, bringing together experts from across the public, private and development sectors to develop actions for the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Pakistan. The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), launched in 2000, which helped set global and national priorities and fueled action against the many social challenges in countries around the world. The SDGs aim to build and continue on the goals set by the MDGs to ensure the health, safety and future of our planet.
Over the course of the day’s dialogue, partners provided an outline of the progress made in Pakistan and discussed the effort needed to shape political and business policies in the country for the successful implementation of the SDGs over the next 15 years. As wide spectrum of organizations supported Unilever and Standard Chartered by making commitments to create awareness for the Global Goals in Pakistan.
Ehsan A Malik, Chairman & CEO, Unilever Pakistan Limited, highlighted, “The challenges that the Global Goals aim to tackle have a huge impact on and opportunity for Unilever and are aligned with our own ambitions set out in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. We are already bringing the Global Goals to life through our sustainable living brands and their social missions as part of our ambition to create a bright future for us and our future generations.”
Shahzad Dada, CEO, Standard Chartered Pakistan, added, “Supporting the Global Goals in collaboration with our partners, amplifies our existing focus to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change. Consistent with our brand promise, Here for good, our work in the community and our strong relationships with clients, regulators and the government, uniquely position us to influence a positive change for sustainable development.”
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About Unilever Pakistan
Unilever Pakistan is a subsidiary of Unilever Plc, which operates in over 100 countries. Established in Pakistan in 1948, the Pakistan business is amongst the country’s largest consumer goods companies. Unilever is also one of Pakistan largest taxpayers, and contributed a total of PKR 22.4 billion to Pakistan’s exchequer in 2014 alone.
Unilever’s brands such as Lux, Lifebuoy, Lipton, Sunsilk, Surf Excel and Wall’s are known for their consistently high quality & value and are trusted & consumed daily by millions of people across Pakistan. Unilever’s brands strive to create a better future every day for consumers across Pakistan.
Lifebuoy reaches out to thousands of children through its hand washing campaign, raising standards of hygiene; Lux promotes film, fashion and music through the iconic Lux Style Awards; Sunsilk partners PFDC in the fashion weeks and Blue Band supports nutrition.
As one of Pakistan’s most preferred employers, Unilever directly employs over 2000 people across the country, and indirectly contributes to the employment of many thousands through its nationwide sales and distribution network.
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) provides the framework for Unilever’s ambition to double its business whilst reducing its environmental footprint and enhancing its positive social impact. In Pakistan, Unilever is engaged in a number of initiatives to enhance livelihoods, save water, energy, carbon emissions and to cut waste and promote recycling.
For more information about Unilever and its brands: www.unilever.pk
For more information on the USLP: www.unilever.pk/sustainable-living/
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It also offers a complete suite of Islamic banking solutions under its Standard Chartered Saadiq brand. Standard Chartered was assigned a rating of AAA/ A1+ by PACRA. In 2012 and 2013 it won the award for Best Bank in Pakistan by The Asset Triple A for two consecutive years. The Bank employs more than 3,000 people in Pakistan and has a network of 101 branches in 13 cities.
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