British envoy lauds Unilever’s sustainability plan

PwC Country Senior Partner, Uyi Akpata (left); and UK Trade Envoy to Nigeria, John Howell (MP), at the launch of a report titled: Seizing the Opportunity: An economic assessment of key sectors of opportunity for UK business in Nigeria held in, Lagos.


The British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria, John Howell, has commended Unilever Nigeria Plc. for building its business on principles of sustainability.

Speaking during his courtesy visit to the company’s head office in Lagos, Howell described Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan as worthy of emulation, because it cuts across the environment, health and job satisfaction for workers.

“I am impressed with the fruitful and impactful collaborations that Unilever is building, particularly with Freedom Foundation NGO. The British Prime Minister is also aligned with partnerships of this nature. She spoke about it at the U.N. and called for the organised private sectors’ participation to complement government’s drive to end trafficking around the world,” he said.

Responding, the Vice President, Supply Chain, Unilever West Africa, Sid Ramaswamy, described the visit as timely. He explained that the Sustainability Plan, as a model, had influenced the company’s mode of operation,

“In every area of our business, we are concerned about the environment we operate in and keen on making positive impacts through our social missions.”

The Executive Director, Freedom Foundation, Uzoma Dania, expressed gratitude to the company, adding that the foundation had been able to achieve many of its objectives due to support by Unilever Nigeria Plc.

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