Unilever committed to implementing initiatives with global and local NGOs in select markets across Europe and the Middle East with the aim of providing skills and job training to enhance livelihoods, improve refugees’ health and well-being, and support their social integration. In addition, Unilever will continue to participate in external platforms and coalitions to raise awareness of the role the private sector can and must take to alleviate the impact of the refugee crisis. Unilever will also champion policies that support refugees’ rights and offer them stability and security, such as the European Union Resettlement Framework.
Unilever-Lifebuoy committed to partnering with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to improve hygiene for Syrian refugees in Lebanon with limited access to clean water and sanitation infrastructure. The Lifebuoy partnership will support 10,000 Syrian refugee mothers and their children over the next 12 months with community behavior change programs and access to soap products that promote healthy hygiene.
In 2021, Unilever committed to mentoring 50 LGBTQ refugees in London and Liverpool over three years.