Unilever Nepal Limited, operating in Nepal since 1993 as part of the larger Global Unilever Group, operates under its COMPASS strategy and drives a strong focus on improving the health and wellbeing of its consumers, the larger community, and the planet. During the second wave of Covid 19, UNL activated its global supply chain networks and provided medical and emergency equipment to the Ministry of Health and Population, GoN, Shri Birendra Hospital in Chhauni, Federation of Nepal Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the Hetauda Government Hospital through the CDO office. Different Unilever businesses across the globe and Unilever International helped and contributed to arrange Oxygen Concentrators which were of urgent need.
During a handover ceremony, Amlan Mukherjee, Managing Director of UNL stated, “In the present times as per our understanding, the load on existing medical infrastructure needs to be eased in a way that it can better cater to the serious and critical Covid cases who require continuous supply of medical oxygen. This can be achieved with adequate availability of oxygen therapy devices for the treatment of other cases. The Unilever family shall continue to extend all possible support to the authorities to combat the health crisis and in the best interest of the Nepali people.”
Apart from medical equipment, Unilever also contributed substantial funds to setup an oxygen plant in Makwanpur (Hetauda. Under its brand Lifebuoy, Unilever also ran a Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to drive awareness on right behaviour for protection from the pandemic across various media.