Schoolmaaltijden doneren om een einde te maken aan honger

Op Wereldvoedseldag 2013 (16 oktober) neemt Unilever het op zich om één miljoen schoolmaaltijden te doneren aan het World Food Programme (WFP) van de VN om te helpen een eind te maken aan honger onder kinderen door de beschikbaarheid en voedingswaarde van schoolmaaltijden wereldwijd te verbeteren. (Bericht alleen uitgegeven in het Engels.)

Unilever donates one million school meals to world food programmea

London/ Rotterdam, 16 October 2013 –Today on World Food Day, Unilever, through its Foods category and Food Solutions business, is committing to donate one million school meals through the Unilever Foundation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help end child hunger by improving the availability and nutritional quality of school meals around the world.

On World Food Day, the Unilever Foundation will be running a social media campaign. For every ’like‘ received on the new School Meal Facebook app, endorsed by Unilever´s food brand pages including Knorr, Hellmann’s, Rama, Blueband and, the Unilever Foundation will donate one school meal to WFP.

Unilever Food Solutions will also be running ’Buy a meal – we’ll donate a meal‘, a campaign to encourage employees using all restaurants and canteens at Unilever offices and factories around the world to order a special World Food Day dish, inspired by international cuisine. For every purchase of this meal, Unilever Food Solutions will donate one meal to the World Food Programme. Where these canteens are run by Sodexo, Sodexo will also make a donation.

Antoine de Saint-Affrique, President of Food at Unilever, says: “At Unilever, we want to use the power of our brands to engage millions of consumers in the fight to end hunger. World Food Day is a great opportunity to continue to help raise awareness of the global hunger issue and engage consumers. We are proud of what we have already achieved in our partnership with the World Food Programme, providing more than €15 million worth of meals worldwide over the past five years, but with needs so great, we are determined to keep doing more.”

The Unilever Foundation´s commitment to help provide school meals through the World Food Programme is contributing to its Sustainable Living Plan goal to improve the health and wellbeing of one billion people by 2020. For more information, please visit http://www.unilever.com/aboutus/foundation/wfp/ and www.ufs.com

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Our products are present in 7 out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily basis. We work with 173,000 colleagues around the world and generated annual sales of over €50 billion in 2012.

Over half of our company’s footprint is in the faster growing developing and emerging markets (55% in 2012). Working to create a better future every day, we help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Our portfolio includes some of the world’s best known brands such as Knorr, Persil / Omo, Dove, Sunsilk, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Rexona / Sure, Wall’s, Lux, Rama, Pond’s and Axe, 14 of which now generate a turnover of €1 billion or more.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals, we have defined seven pillars, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmental and economic areas. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/.

Unilever has been recognised in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes for 14 consecutive years. We are included in the FTSE4Good Index Series and attained a top environmental score of 5, leading to inclusion in the FTSE4Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40 Index. In 2012 Unilever led the Climate Counts Company Scorecard for the second year running and the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the GlobeScan /Sustainability latest annual survey - for the third year running. 

The company is an employer of choice in many of the countries in which it operates and is seen as a symbol for innovation and leadership development. Unilever consistently achieves strong recognition in this area by independent bodies and was voted best company in Europe for leadership in the 2013 Hay Group study.

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