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Unilever distributes Tk 5m to employees hit by flood


Published : 01 Aug 2022 08:54 PM

Unilever Bangladesh recently launched a Voluntary Donation Programme to support families of it’s outer core employee, the Distribution Field Force (DFF), who have been impacted by the devastating floods in Sylhet, Bogra, and the central-northern region of Bangladesh.

Through this programme, employees of Unilever Bangladesh have donated a portion of their monthly salary, and the company matched the donations to raise a total of BDT 50 lacs.

Over 550 DFF staffs were affected by the floods, living without basic necessities such as clean water and shelter. Many had damage to their property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, and a deterioration of health due to waterborne diseases. 

To stand besides their employees in this difficult time, Unilever Bangladesh is providing a sum of BDT 50 lacs of monetary assistance over July and August and distributing water purifier tablets and protective gear like gum boots. 

“The Distribution Field Force (DFF) are an integral part of UBL. Despite the impact of the flood, they are continuing their work and servicing the market to ensure business continuity. At Unilever, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff, and as a company, rallied together to stand beside our DFF in their difficult time,” said Sakshi Handa, Human Resource Director, Unilever Bangladesh Limited.