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93975CSR (2012-13) by Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

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  • Pearl - Karmayog
    Jan 30, 2014

    CSR by Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

    Sales: Rs 29019 Cr

    Profit before Tax: Rs 5066 Cr


    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    Source: Hindustan Unilever Ltd.Business Responsibility Report (2012-13)

    URL: www.hul.co.in/Images/HUL_BRR_2012-13_tcm114-364167.pdf

     

    Corporate Social Responsibility

     

    MAKING SUSTAINABLE LIVING COMMONPLACE

    Sustainability is at the core of your Company’s way of

    doing business. It guides your Company on the path

    to long term success in a world where aspirations

    are rising but resources are shrinking. Unilever

    globally has set out the ‘Unilever Sustainable Living

    Plan’ (USLP), which embeds sustainability in the

    business model. The Plan sets out to decouple

    growth from the environmental impact and at the

    same time increase positive social impact.

    Strong values inspired the Company’s visionary founders to make innovative

    products that addressed the big social issues of their time: they made

    cleanliness commonplace by launching affordable bar soaps, they looked for

    opportunities to build a responsible business through meeting the everyday

    needs of people. The same values have guided your Company for many

    decades and they are more relevant now to deliver responsible growth and

    make sustainable living commonplace.

     

    OUR VISION

    Double the size of the business, whilst

    reducing our environmental footprint and

    increasing our positive social impact.

    We will lead for responsible growth,

    inspiring people to take small everyday

    actions that will add up to a big difference.

    We will grow by winning shares and

    building markets everywhere.

     

    OUR BUSINESS STRATEGY

    We live in a world where volatility and

    uncertainty have become the ‘new

    normal’, with ongoing economic, social

    and environmental pressures making a

    deep impact on people and businesses.

    Your Company’s approach to business

    strategy and the business model is framed

    in this context. We call our business

    strategy ‘the Compass’, since it sets out a

    path for the long term.

    The Compass lays out the path that will

    help us achieve our purpose and our vision

     through four distinct pillars. It describes

    our ways for winning (i) with brands and

    innovation; (ii) in the marketplace;

    (iii) through continuous improvement; and

    (iv) with people. Our performance against

    these pillars is explained in our Annual

    Report 2012-13.

    The Compass gives life to our determination

    to build a sustainable business for the

    long term and to find new ways to operate

    that do not just take from society and

    the environment. This is captured in the

    Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP).

     

    THE UNILEVER

    SUSTAINABLE LIVING PLAN

     

    The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan

    (USLP) is your Company’s blueprint for

    achieving the vision of doubling the size of

    the business whilst reducing

    environmental footprint and increasing

    positive social impact. The Plan has three

    big goals to achieve by 2020:

     

    • Help more than 1 billion people improve

    their health and well-being.

    • Halve the environmental footprint of our

    products.

    • Source 100% of our agricultural raw

    materials sustainably and enhance the

    livelihoods of people across our value

    chain.

     

    By 2020 Unilever will help

    more than a billion people to

    improve their hygiene habits

    and will bring safe drinking

    water to 500 million people.

    This will help reduce the

    incidence of life-threatening

    diseases like diarrhoea.

    ABOUT 47 MILLION

    PEOPLE IN INDIA

    REACHED THROUGH

    LIFEBUOY BETWEEN

    2010 AND 2012. 45

    MILLION PEOPLE

    REACHED THROUGH

    PUREIT BY END OF 2012,

    GLOBALLY.

     

    Unilever will continually

    work to improve the taste

    and nutritional quality of all

    products. By 2020 the

    Company will double the

    proportion of portfolio that

    meets the highest nutritional

    standards, based on globally

    recognised dietary

    guidelines.

    IN INDIA, BY THE END OF

    2012, 66% OF FOODS

    PORTFOLIO (BY VOLUME)

    COMPLIANT WITH THE 5 G

    PER DAY SALT TARGET.

     

    GREENHOUSE GASES

     

    Unilever’s commitment is to

    halve the greenhouse gas

    impact of products across

    the lifecycle by 2020^+.

    IN INDIA, SIGNIFICANT

    PROGRESS MADE IN

    REDUCING GREENHOUSE

    GASES FROM OUR

    MANUFACTURING

    OPERATIONS. CO2

    EMISSIONS PER TONNE

    OF PRODUCTION IN

    INDIA REDUCED BY 22%

    COMPARED TO 2008*.

     

    WATER

    Unilever’s commitment is to

    halve the water associated

    with the consumer use of

    products by 2020^+.

    IN INDIA, MAGIC WATER

    SAVER AND COMFORT

    ONE RINSE LAUNCHED

    AS PILOT PROJECTS TO

    SIGNIFICANTLY

    REDUCE WATER

    CONSUMPTION IN

    LAUNDRY.

     

    WASTE

     

    Unilever’s commitment is to

    halve the waste associated

    with the disposal of

    products by 2020^.

    SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS

    MADE IN REDUCING

    WASTE FROM

    MANUFACTURING

    OPERATIONS IN INDIA.

    WASTE PRODUCED PER

    TONNE OF PRODUCTION

    REDUCED BY 77%

    COMPARED TO 2008*.

     

    SUSTAINABLE SOURCING

     

    By 2020 Unilever will

    source 100% of agricultural

    raw materials sustainably.

    IN INDIA, 70% OF

    AGRICULTURAL RAW

    MATERIALS SOURCED

    SUSTAINABLY BY 2012.

    EXCEEDED INTERIM

    MILESTONE OF 50%.

     

    BETTER LIVELIHOODS

     

    By 2020 Unilever will

    engage with at least

    500,000 smallholder

    farmers and 75,000

    small-scale distributors in

    the supply network.

    7 BETTER

    LIVELIHOODS

    48,000 SHAKTI

    ENTREPRENEURS

    (SMALL-SCALE

    DISTRIBUTORS) IN 15

    STATES ACROSS INDIA

    BY END OF 2012.

     

     

    The Securities and Exchange Board

    of India (SEBI) has mandated the top

    100 listed entities (based on market

    capitalisation on the Bombay Stock

    Exchange and the National Stock

    Exchange as on 31st March, 2012) to

    publish a Business Responsibility Report

    (BRR) that discloses steps taken by the

    companies on the Environmental, Social

    and Governance aspects of the business.

    The said reporting requirement is in line

    with the ‘National Voluntary Guidelines

    on Social, Environmental and Economic

    Responsibilities of Business (NVGs)’

    notified by the Ministry of Corporate

    Affairs, Government of India, in July 2011.

    This Report provides general information

    about the Company and it business

    responsibility as required by SEBI. The

    report further provides an overview of

    activities carried out by the Company

    under each of the nine principles as

    outlined in the NVG.

    SECTION A: GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY

    1 Corporate Identity Number (CIN) of the Company L15140MH1933PLC002030

    2 Name of the Company Hindustan Unilever Limited

    3 Registered address B. D. Sawant Marg, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400099

    4 Website www.hul.co.in

    5 E-mail id levercare.shareholder@...

    6 Financial year reported 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2013

    7 Sector(s) that the Company is engaged in (industrial

    activity code-wise)

    305 Soaps & Detergents and Personal Products 213 Tea

    214 Coffee

    218 Packaged Foods (Including Frozen Desserts) 359.9 Water Purifiers

    8 List three key products that the Company

    manufactures/provides (as in balance sheet) • Soaps & Detergents • Personal Products [including Skin care, Hair care, Oral care,

    Deodorants and Colour Cosmetics] • Food & Beverages [including Tea, Coffee, Processed Foods, Frozen

    Desserts and Bakery Products]

    9 Total number of locations where business activity is

    undertaken by the Company

    i) Number of International Locations (Provide details of major 5)

    None

    ii) Number of National Locations • Registered Office: Unilever House, B D Sawant Marg, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai 400 099

    • Research Centre: 64, Main Road, Whitefield P O, Bangalore 560 066

    • Regional Office (East): Brooke House, 9 Shakespere Sarani, Kolkata 700 071

    • Regional Office (West): Uttara, Plot No. 2, Sector No. 11, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai 400 614

    • Regional Office (North): Block No. A, Plot No. B, South City I, Delhi - Jaipur Highway, Gurgaon 122 001

    • Regional Office (South): 101, Santhome High Road, Chennai 600 028

    (For details of Plant Locations, please refer page no. 152 of Annual

    Report 2012-13.)

    10 Markets served by the Company India

    SECTION B: FINANCIAL DETAILS OF THE COMPANY

    1 Paid up Capital (INR) Rs. 216,24,72,310

    (Paid up Equity Share Capital (face value Re. 1 per share))

    2 Total Turnover (INR) Rs. 25,20,638 lakhs

    (Net Sales from Operations (Net of excise duty))

    3 Total profit after taxes (INR) Rs. 3,79,667 lakhs

    (Net Profit from ordinary activities after tax)

    4 Total Spending on Corporate Social Responsibility

    (CSR) as percentage of profit after tax (%) 1.82% of Average net profit* of three immediately preceding financial years

    *Computed as per the provisions of Clause 198 of the Companies Bill, 2012.

    5 List of activities in which expenditure in 4 above has

    been incurred • Health & Well-being • Enhancing Livelihoods • Water Conservation

     

     

    Does the Company have any Subsidiary Company /

    Companies?

    As on 31st March, 2013, the Company has eleven Subsidiary

    Companies. Hindustan Unilever Foundation, a Section 25 Company,

    incorporated to promote and implement the Corporate Social

    Responsibility agenda and to work in the areas of Social, Economical

    and Environmental concerns, contributes to the sustainability

    initiatives of the Company. In addition, Unilever India Exports Limited

    and Pond’s Exports Limited also contribute to the sustainability

    initiatives of the Company.

    2 Do the Subsidiary Company / Companies participate

    in the BR Initiatives of the parent Company? If

    yes, then indicate the number of such Subsidiary

    Company(s)

    3 Do any other entity / entities (e.g. suppliers,

    distributors etc.) that the Company does business

    with, participate in the BR initiatives of the

    Company? If yes, then indicate the percentage of

    such entity / entities? [Less than 30%, 30-60%,

    More than 60%]

    The Code of Business Principles and Business Partner Code are

    applicable to all the business partners of the Company. The business

    partners of the Company are required to follow these codes in their

    business endeavours.

    SECTION D: BUSINESS RESPONSIBILITY (BR) INFORMATION

    Details of Director / Directors responsible for BR

    The Board of Directors has constituted the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee. The Committee comprises Mr. O. P. Bhatt

    as the Chairman and Mr. Aditya Narayan, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Dr. Sanjiv Misra, Mr. Nitin Paranjpe and Mr. Sridhar Ramamurthy as

    members of the Committee. The role of the CSR Committee is as follows:

    • formulating and recommending to the Board a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and the activities to be undertaken by the

    Company;

    • recommending the amount of expenditure to be incurred on the activities undertaken;

    • reviewing the performance of the Company in area of Corporate Social Responsibility;

    • providing external and independent oversight and guidance on the environmental and social impact of how the Company conducts

    its business;

    • monitoring the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy of the Company from time to time.

    The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the CSR Policy of the Company. The details of the Committee members

    are as follows:

    Name Designation DIN

    Mr. O. P. Bhatt* Independent Director 00548091

    Mr. Aditya Narayan Independent Director 00012084

    Dr. R. A. Mashelkar Independent Director 00074119

    Dr. Sanjiv Misra Independent Director 03075797

    Mr. Nitin Paranjpe Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director 00045204

    Mr. Sridhar Ramamurthy Executive Director, Finance & IT and Chief Financial Officer 02557168

    * Chairman

    Principle-wise (as per NVGs) BR Policy / Policies (Reply in Y/N)

    The ‘Code of Business Principles’ are the guiding principles on the basis of which various policies of the Company are formed. The

    CoBP is the Company’s statement of values and represents the standard of conduct which all employees and those associated with the

    Company are expected to observe.

    Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is a time bound plan with specific goals and targets that commits us to deliver sustainable growth.

    The USLP applies right across the value chain, wherein the Company takes responsibility not just for its own operations but also for

    suppliers, distributors and the way consumers use the Company’s brands.

    The CoBP and the USLP also imbibe the requirements enunciated in the National Voluntary Guidelines.

     

    The National Voluntary Guidelines provides for the following nine principles:

    Principle 1: Ethics, Transparency and Accountability [P1] Principle 6: Environment [P6]

    Principle 2: Products Lifecycle Sustainability [P2] Principle 7: Policy Advocacy [P7]

    Principle 3: Employees’ Well-being [P3] Principle 8: Inclusive Growth [P8]

    Principle 4: Stakeholder Engagement [P4] Principle 9: Customer Value [P9]

    Principle 5: Human Rights [P5]

    Sr.

    No.

    Questions P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9

    1 Do you have policy/policies for… Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

    2 Has the policy been formulated in consultation with the

    relevant stakeholders?

    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

    3 Does the policy conform to any national /international

    standards? If yes, specify?

    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

    The Code of Business Principles of the Company confirms to

    the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) guidelines and

    International Labour Organisation (ILO) principles.

    The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan Progress Report conforms to

    Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicators.

    4 Has the policy been approved by the Board.

    If yes, has it been signed by MD/owner/CEO/appropriate

    Board Director?

    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

    The Code of Business Principles and the USLP are frameworks

    adopted by Unilever globally and have been adopted by the

    Company.

    5 Does the company have a specified committee of the

    Board/ Director/Official to oversee the implementation

    of the policy?

    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

    The CoBP is administered under the overall supervision of the

    Management Committee of the Company, headed by the Chief

    Executive Officer and Managing Director. The Audit Committee of

    the Board of Directors of the Company reviews the implementation

    of CoBP. The CSR Committee of the Board reviews the

    implementation of the USLP besides the scope that has been laid

    out for this Committee under the proposed Companies Bill, 2012.

    6 Indicate the link for the policy to be viewed online? USLP: www.hul.co.in/sustainable-living/uslp/

    CoBP: www.hul.co.in/aboutus/purposeandprinciples/ourprinciples/

    Unilever Supplier Code:

    www.hul.co.in/aboutus/purposeandprinciples/business_partner_code/

    7 Has the policy been formally communicated to all

    relevant internal and external stakeholders?

    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

    8 Does the company have in-house structure to

    implement the policy/policies

    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

    9 Does the Company have a grievance redressal

    mechanism related to the policy/policies to address

    stakeholders’ grievances related to the policy/policies?

    Y - Y Y Y Y - - Y

    10 Has the company carried out independent audit/

    evaluation of the working of this policy by an internal or

    external agency?

     

    Governance related to BR

    The Management Committee of the

    Company on a monthly basis reviews

    complaints, issues and concerns received

    under the CoBP framework as also the

    implementation of the CoBP. The Audit

    Committee of the Company on a quarterly

    basis reviews the implementation of the

    CoBP

    The Corporate Social Responsibility

    (CSR) Committee of the Company

    comprising a majority of Independent

    Directors is responsible for formulating

    and implementing the CSR Policy of

    the Company. The Committee meets at

    least twice a year to review progress on

    various sustainability initiatives, including

    progress under the USLP.

    The Company publishes a Unilever

    Sustainable Living Plan India Progress

    Report every year. The USLP India

    Progress Report 2012 can be accessed

    At

     

    PRINCIPLE 1: ETHICS, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

    BUSINESSES SHOULD CONDUCT AND GOVERN THEMSELVES WITH ETHICS, TRANSPARENCY

    AND ACCOUNTABILITY

    I BELIEVE THAT NOTHING CAN

    BE GREATER THAN A

    BUSINESS, HOWEVER SMALL

    IT MAY BE, THAT IS GOVERNED

    BY CONSCIENCE; AND THAT

    NOTHING CAN BE MEANER OR

    MORE PETTY THAN A

    BUSINESS, HOWEVER LARGE,

    GOVERNED WITHOUT HONESTY