Unilever has launched global partnerships with UNICEF, Oxfam, PSI, Save the Children and the World Food Programme to help improve the lives of more than a billion people worldwide. 

The Unilever Foundation will use the brand's global reach to help tackle issues like poor sanitation, food insecurity and lack of clean water.

"We live in a rapidly changing world. One where populations are growing, water is becoming increasingly scarce, and where food security is a growing issue, " said Keith Weed, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Unilever.

"Unilever is committed to addressing the unmet social needs that our business can play a unique role in helping to solve. This is especially true in developing and emerging markets where we have deep roots."

UNICEF's partnership with the Foundation will improve sanitation in developing countries through our commuunity-led sanitation initiative, which promotes good hygiene practices in rural communities.

"By investing with communities in sanitation, this partnership is helping us break one of the last taboos in public health – open defecation – and demonstrating real leadership for the private sector,” said Anthony Lake, UNICEF’s Executive Director.

"Improved sanitation could prevent the deaths of over one million children each year so these investments have enormous potential for the future health and strength of their societies."

Find out more about our work in water and sanitation.

 
Girls walk to the latrines at Kisojo Model Primary School in Uganda. UNICEF supports the school with textbooks, training for teachers, promotion of girls’ education, and help with sanitation and hygiene programmes. © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1476/Shehzad Noorani
Girls walk to the latrines at Kisojo Model Primary School in Uganda. UNICEF supports the school with textbooks, training for teachers, promotion of girls’ education, and help with sanitation and hygiene programmes.© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1476/Shehzad Noorani

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