Health and Wellbeing
Health inequalities and social exclusion have no place in the world. We’re using our brands to make a difference.
We believe that access to good health should be a right, not a privilege. Collectively, society has the knowledge to fix these problems: no one should be left behind in this way. We are committed to taking action through the reach of our companies, brands and programs to improve health and well-being and advance equity and inclusion by reaching 1 billion people per year by 2030.
We will focus on gender equality, race and ethnicity equality, body confidence and self-esteem, mental well-being, hand hygiene, sanitation, oral health, and skin health and healing.
Says no to “normal” with new “positive beauty” vision
The “Positive Beauty” vision carries the commitment of Unilever’s body care and beauty brands such as Dove, Lifebuoy, Axe, Sunsilk, and many others to create new standards for equal, inclusive and sustainable beauty for the survival of the planet.
Apart from removing the word ”normal”, Unilever will not use digital technology to change a person's body shape, size, proportion or skin color in its advertisements, and will increase the number of advertisements depicting people from various underrepresented groups.
Positive beauty is also reflected through one of our brands, which has been promoting the “Dove Self-Esteem Movement” for more than 10 years. Dove never stops voicing to youth all over the world, including in Indonesia, to respect themselves, because Dove believes that beauty can be seen in various shapes, sizes, and ages. Dove believes that there are still many young people who need to be embraced so that they can be more confident about optimizing their potential, especially because they are the next generation who will determine the future. Now with UNICEF, Dove is ready to educate more young people to increase their body confidence and self-esteem with a comprehensive online learning program that is attractive, interactive, and fun. The Dove Self-Esteem Project is targeting the achievement of support for more than 250 million youth all over the world by 2030.
Empower young Indonesian women through access to higher education
There are many young achieving women in Indonesia who are still hindered from achieving their dreams due to various limitations. For this reason, in line with our mission to brighten the facial skin and the future of Indonesian women, Glow & Lovely has been opening up greater access to higher education through the “Glow & Lovely Bintang Beasiswa” program since 2017.
Every year, we consistently support 60 outstanding young Indonesian women to dare to step up and develop themselves to realize their dreams by continuing their education in universities.
Our commitment through Glow & Lovely, which emphasizes the importance of education, is further emphasized during this pandemic by providing lifelong education scholarships for 54 children of nurses who died while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
To reach out and inspire more young Indonesian women to explore their potential and increase their abilities, this support has also been strengthened with online educational facilities through KelasBerbagiCerah.com.
Invite young Indonesians to be part of the resilient generation through the #KembaliLebihKuat campaign
With the goal to encourage millions of young people in Indonesia to give 100% of their efforts to realize their dreams, Clear has reached 25 million young people with its "Kembali Lebih Kuat" campaign to encourage them to stay strong and use various opportunities amidst the pandemic to hone their skills.
Through digital films, Clear has also encouraged 10 million young people not to be afraid of negative social judgments. These films star Clear Brand Ambassador (Agnez Mo) and have interacted with more than 15 thousand young people to improve their mental health through the “emotional fitness game” platform – in partnership with Equoo. In the future, Clear will continue to assist over 30 million Indonesian young people to build their confidence and mental strength and inspire one million young Indonesians to further develop their abilities.
The Importance of Clean and Healthy Behavior (PHBS)
Pepsodent, which believes that every smile is meaningful, has been continually collaborating with parties who can help improve the public’s dental and oral health. One of them is through the routine agenda of the Bulan Kesehatan Gigi Nasional (National Dental Health Month), which has been carried out since 2010 in association with the Indonesian Dentist Association, the Association of Dentistry Faculties, the Indonesian Dental and Oral Education Hospital, with support from the Indonesian Ministry of Health. Until now, BGKN has benefited 555,710 Indonesian people through the involvement of 135 PDGI branches and 26 faculties of dentistry throughout Indonesia and more than 17,000 dentists and students from various faculties of dentistry. During the pandemic, free dental and oral health services are being carried out through the national “teledentistry” service, namely “Tanya Dokter Gigi by Pepsodent”.
In addition, through the Lifebuoy brand, we have also continued to educate millions of Indonesians about the importance of PHBS. We believe that the habit of washing hands with soap (CTPS) is a simple way that can save millions of lives. To that end, since 2005 Lifebuoy has conducted CTPS education five times as part of a clean and healthy lifestyle through the #TanganSehatUntukIndonesia campaign, in partnership with both public and Islamic boarding schools, Posyandu, and hospitals. Lifebuoy also provides a variety of stimuli to support the facilities and infrastructure through interesting educational materials – all collaboration with the government, organizations and communities. In the midst of this pandemic, Lifebuoy continues to maximize education by utilizing online media to help protect the health and safety of all parties.
Support the efforts to improve Indonesian public health during the pandemic
Even long before this pandemic, we have understood that health is our most valuable asset. Unilever Indonesia, through its brands, has set into motion several initiatives to improve the public’s health. Through the spirit of #MariBerbagiPeran, since the pandemic hit, Unilever Indonesia has continuously supported public health through a large number of initiatives to work towards achieving a healthy, prosperous and developed Indonesia.
Until the end of 2020, Unilever Indonesia gradually provided support with a total value of more than Rp200 billion to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. This support was provided independently or in collaboration with 102 referral hospitals in Indonesia; 20 government institutions; 29 NGO partners; and 39 Unilever partners throughout Indonesia. In addition, Unilever Indonesia has also been supporting the acceleration of the national vaccination program by donating more than 1,400 vaccine cold cabinet units to the Indonesian Ministry of Health to be distributed to 34 provinces in Indonesia. Unilever Indonesia then followed this through by becoming one of the first companies to carry out the Gotong Royong Vaccine program for its employees and providing access to vaccinations to 1,300 members of the waste picker community.