Unilever Vietnam named Top 10 Sustainable Businesses 2019

Monday, Dec 02, 2019 15:00

Do Thai Vuong, Vice President of Sustainable Business and Communications, Unilever Vietnam, receives the award for ranking in the top 10 sustainable manufacturers in 2019. — Photo courtesy of Unilever

Unilever Vietnam was honoured as the top 10 firms in the Manufacturing Category in the Top 100 Sustainable Businesses 2019 awarded by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD).

Unilever Vietnam has received this award for four consecutive years, in recognition of its contributions and efforts to implement its sustainable development plan, which aims to maintain business growth while mitigating environmental impacts.

The evaluation of the Top 100 Sustainable Businesses is based on the Corporate Sustainability Index (CSI) which is updated annually by VCCI experts and members, government authorities, local and international organisations, and independent experts. The index spans sustainability indicators in the areas of economy, environment, and society, and are widely acknowledged as a benchmark for evaluating and ranking Viet Nam’s sustainable businesses.

"We are honoured and proud of being one of the Top 10 Sustainable Businesses in the Manufacturing Category for four consecutive years. This recognises the efforts and commitment of Unilever over the last 24 years in Viet Nam for sustainable development and environmental protection. Our company considers sustainable development not only a goal but also a core value in all of our activities and programmes," said Do Thai Vuong, Vice President of Sustainable Business and Communications, Unilever Vietnam.

In 2010, Unilever Vietnam released its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, including the three goals of improving health and living conditions for more than 20 million Vietnamese people, reducing 50 per cent of environmental impacts from manufacturing and using Unilever’s products, and improving the living quality of millions of Vietnamese people.

In order to mitigate its environmental impact, Unilever started to prioritise renewable energy in 2011 by installing biomass boilers fuelled by rice husks. Since 2015, the power system for the whole manufacturing line has achieved international renewable energy certificates (iREC), which means the production process is carbon positive. — VNS

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