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Date of Establishment 1933

Revenue 4330.02 ( USD in Millions )


Market Cap 512041.8875007 ( Rs. in Millions )
Corporate Address Hindustan Lever House,165/166 Backbay Reclamation, Mumbai-
400020, Maharashtra
www.hll.com
Management Details Chairperson - Harish Manwani
MD - Nitin Paranjpe
Directors - A Narayan, Ashok K Gupta, C K Prahalad, D S Parekh,
D Sundaram, Dhaval Buch, Douglas Baillie, Gopal Vittal, Harish
Manwani, Nitin Paranjpe, Pradeep Banerjee, R A Mashelkar, S
Ramadorai
Business Operation Household & Personal Products
Background Hindustan Unilever (HUL) is the largest fast moving consumer goods
(FMCG) company, a leader in home & personal care products and
foods & beverages. HUL's brands are spread across 20 distinct
consumer categories, touching lives of every 2 out of 3 Indian.

It has employee strength over 15000 & 1200 managers. It has


created widespread network through its 2000 suppliers &
associaties.There 75
Financials Total Income - Rs. 208102.045 Million ( year ending Mar 2009)
Net Profit - Rs. 25007.057 Million ( year ending Mar 2009)
Company Secretary Ashok K Gupta
Bankers
Auditors Lovelock & Lewes

Hindustan Unilever (HUL) is the largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company, a leader in home &
personal care products and foods & beverages. HUL's brands are spread across 20 distinct consumer categories,
touching lives of every 2 out of 3 Indian.

It has employee strength over 15000 & 1200 managers. It has created widespread network through its 2000
suppliers & associaties.There 75 manufacturing locations in India itself. It caters its wide range of products to
6.3million outlets. It has market capitalization of 11.5billion.

Brands

Home & personal care:- Under this it has brands that caters to every income segment of population. In this
segment it has brands like Lakme, Axe, Pepsodent, Surf Excel, Wheel, Lux, Dove, Fair & Lovely & many more.

Foods & Beverages:-Under this segment it has brand like Kissan, Knnor Soups, Annapurna, Kwality Walls,
Brooke Bond & Lipton.

It has also launch water purifier with the name Pureit.

The FMCG market is set to treble from $11.6 billion in 2003 to $33.4 billion in 2015. Penetration level as well as
per capita consumption in most product categories like jams, toothpaste, skin care, hair wash, etc in India is low
indicating the untapped market potential. Companies present in FMCG segment like HUL, Dabur, ITC, Godrej &
many more have potential to acquire market share.

Milestones achieved

• Five of HUL's leading brands – Lux, Dove, Pears, Clinic Plus and Sunsilk – won the Reader's Digest
Trusted Brand 2008 Awards.
• Four HUL brands featured in the top 10 list of the Economic Times Brand Equity's Most Trusted Brands
2008 survey
• HUL was awarded the Bombay Chamber Civic Award 2007 in the category of Sustainable Environmental
Initiatives.

• HUL was selected as the top Indian company in the FMCG sector for the Dun & Bradstreet - American
Express Corporate Awards 2007.

Mr. Harish Manwani - Chairman


Mr. Harish Manwani (55), assumed charge as the Non-Executive Chairman of the
Company with effect from 1st July, 2005.

Mr. Nitin Paranjpe - CEO and Managing Director


Mr. Nitin Paranjpe (46), after obtaining a degree in BE (Mechanical) and MBA in
Marketing (JBIMS) from Mumbai, joined the Company as a management trainee in 1987.

Mr. R. Sridhar - Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Sridhar Ramamurthy (45) is a Chartered Accountant (Gold Medallist) as well as a
Cost Accountant and Company Secretary.

Mr. Gopal Vittal - Executive Director, Home &


Personal Care
Mr. Gopal Vittal (42), an alumnus of Madras Christian College, completed his MBA
from IIM, Calcutta. Mr. Vittal has 18 years experience in Marketing & Sales in FMCG
market including Skin Care, Soaps and Laundry.

Mr Pradeep Banerjee - Executive Director, Supply


Chain
Mr Pradeep Banerjee (51) joined HUL as a Management Trainee in 1980.

Mr. D. S. Parekh - Independent Director


Mr. D. S. Parekh (64), is a B.Com graduate and holds a FCA degree from England and
Wales. Mr. Parekh has held senior positions in Grindlays and Chase Manhattan.

Mr. A. Narayan - Independent Director


Mr. A. Narayan (57), joined ICI India as a Management Trainee in 1973 and grew
through diverse functions and businesses before being appointed as the Managing
Director of ICI India in 1996.

Mr. S. Ramadorai - Independent Director


Mr. S. Ramadorai (64), is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata
Consultancy Services Limited; Chairman of Tata Technologies Limited and Chairman of
CMC Limited.

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar - Independent Director


Dr. R. A. Mashelkar (66), is presently the President of Global Research Alliance, a
network of publicly funded R&D institutes from Asia-Pacific Europe and USA.
Always working with integrity
Conducting our operations with integrity and with respect for the many people,
organisations and environments our business touches has always been at the heart of our
corporate responsibility.

Positive impact

We aim to make a positive impact in many ways: through our brands, our commercial
operations and relationships, through voluntary contributions, and through the various
other ways in which we engage with society.

Continuous commitment

We're also committed to continuously improving the way we manage our environmental
impacts and are working towards our longer-term goal of developing a sustainable
business.

Setting out our aspirations

Our corporate purpose sets out our aspirations in running our business. It's underpinned
by our code of business Principles which describes the operational standards that
everyone at Unilever follows, wherever they are in the world. The code also supports our
approach to governance and corporate responsibility.

Working with others

We want to work with suppliers who have values similar to our own and work to the
same standards we do. Our Business partner code, aligned to our own Code of business
principles, comprises ten principles covering business integrity and responsibilities
relating to employees, consumers and the environment.

• Two out of three Indians use Hindustan Unilever products. From feeding your
family to keeping your home clean and fresh, our brands are part of everyday life.

Our brands

o Food brands
o Home care brands
o Personal care brands
o Water
o Nutrition
o Health, hygiene & beauty

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• Find out about our long-standing commitment to sustainability and responsible
business practice and read case studies from around the world.

Sustainability

o CEO introduction
o Building a sustainable business
o Our Brands
o Our People
o Our Processes
o Making a difference through community initiatives
o Awards & recognition
o Case studies

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• Learn how Unilever's innovations build leading brands and develop our capacity
to meet consumer needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care.

Innovation

o Innovation in Unilever
o Our R&D centres & people
o Building the future
o Product innovations
o Collaborating with us

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About us

• Introduction to HUL
• Our vision
• Purpose & principles
• Our history
• Company structure

• Introduction to HUL
o HUL at a glance

Introduction to HUL
Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India's largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Company, touching the lives of two out of three Indians with over 20 distinct categories
in Home & Personal Care Products and Foods & Beverages. The company’s Turnover is
Rs. 20, 239 crores (for the 15 month period – January 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009).

HUL is a subsidiary of Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving
consumer goods with strong local roots in more than 100 countries across the globe with
annual sales of €40.5 billion in 2008. Unilever has about 52% shareholding in HUL.
Hindustan Unilever was recently rated among the top four companies globally in the list
of “Global Top Companies for Leaders” by a study sponsored by Hewitt Associates, in
partnership with Fortune magazine and the RBL Group. The company was ranked
number one in the Asia-Pacific region and in India.

The mission that inspires HUL's more than 15,000 employees, including over 1,400
managers, is to “add vitality to life". The company meets everyday needs for nutrition,
hygiene, and personal care, with brands that help people feel good, look good and get
more out of life. It is a mission HUL shares with its parent company, Unilever, which
holds about 52 % of the equity.

Heritage
HUL’s heritage dates back to 1888, when the first Unilever product, Sunlight, was
introduced in India. Local manufacturing began in the 1930s with the establishment of
subsidiary companies. They merged in 1956 to form Hindustan Lever Limited (The
company was renamed Hindustan Unilever Limited on June 25, 2007). The company
created history when it offered equity to Indian shareholders, becoming the first foreign
subsidiary company to do so. Today, the company has more than three lakh resident
shareholders.

HUL’s brands -- like Lifebuoy, Lux, Surf Excel, Rin, Wheel, Fair & Lovely, Sunsilk,
Clinic, Close-up, Pepsodent, Lakme, Brooke Bond, Kissan, Knorr, Annapurna, Kwality-
Walls - are household names across the country and span many categories - soaps,
detergents, personal products, tea, coffee, branded staples, ice cream and culinary
products. They are manufactured in over 35 factories, several of them in backward areas
of the country. The operations involve over 2,000 suppliers and associates.HUL's
distribution network covers 6.3 million retail outlets including direct reach to over 1
million.

HUL has traditionally been a company, which incorporates latest technology in all its
operations. The Hindustan Lever Research Centre (now Hindustan Unilever Research
Centre) was set up in 1958.

Doing Well by Doing Good


HUL believes that an organisation’s worth is also in the service it renders to the
community. HUL focuses on hygiene, nutrition, enhancement of livelihoods, reduction of
greenhouse gases and water footprint.It is also involved in education and rehabilitation of
special or underprivileged children, care for the destitute and HIV-positive, and rural
development. HUL has also responded in case of national calamities / adversities and
contributes through various welfare measures, most recent being the relief and
rehabilitation of the people affected by the Tsunami disaster, in India.

HUL’s Project Shakti is a rural initiative that targets small villages populated by less than
5000 individuals. Through Shakti, HUL is creating micro-enterprise opportunities for
rural women, thereby improving their livelihood and the standard of living in rural
communities. Shakti also provides health and hygiene education through the Shakti Vani
programme.The program now covers 15 states in India and has over 45,000 women
entrepreneurs in its fold, reaching out to 100,000 villages and directly reaching to over
three million rural consumers.
HUL also runs a rural health programme, Lifebuoy Swasthya Chetana. The programme
endeavours to induce adoption of hygienic practices among rural Indians and aims to
bring down the incidence of diarrhoea. It has already touched 120 million people in
approximately 50, 676 villages across India.

If Hindustan Unilever straddles the Indian corporate world, it is because of being single-
minded in identifying itself with Indian aspirations and needs in every walk of life.

Foods

From yummy ice creams to scrumptious sauces, our food brands can satisfy even the
most discerning palates.

Home care

Whether you want fresh, soft clothes or sparklingly clean bathrooms, our home care
brands can help

Personal care

In need of hair care heroics? Wanting to relax with a luxurious bath? Our personal care
brands have answers to all these questions and more.

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• Our Mission
• Company Structure
• Press Releases
• Presentations
• Speeches

Downloads

• Investor Presentation DQ'09


• Annual Report 2008-09
• AGM Speech
• HUL Factsheet
• CLSA Investors Forum Hong Kong
• Download Library

Careers at Unilever
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• Two out of three Indians use Hindustan Unilever products. From feeding your
family to keeping your home clean and fresh, our brands are part of everyday life.

Our brands

o Food brands
o Home care brands
o Personal care brands
o Water
o Nutrition
o Health, hygiene & beauty

Food brand
Home care brands
Personal care brands

o Water
o Nutrition
o Health, hygiene & beauty

Personal care brands


Our personal care brands, including Axe, Dove, Lux, Pond's, Rexona and Sunsilk, are
recognised and love by consumers across India. They help consumers to look good and
feel good – and in turn get more out of life.

Aviance
Aviance enables women actualize their unique potential through expert customized
beauty solutions.

Axe
Axe with Best Quality Fragrance

LEVER Ayush Therapy


LEVER Ayush aims to help a new generation of Indians rediscover everyday health and
vitality through customized Ayurvedic solutions.

Breeze
Breeze, with the goodness of glycerine gives soft, fragrant and smooth skin.

Clear
New Clear with Essential Oils, guarantees Zero dandruff and leaves your hair feeling
fabulous.
Clinic Plus
Clinic Plus is India’s largest selling shampoo and has won the trust the millions of
families across India.

Closeup
Freshness that brings you Closer

Dove
Dove stands for real beauty. All around the world, Dove is making real women feel more
beautiful!

Fair & Lovely


More than 30 years ago, a unique brand was born. Wrapped within a humble lavender
tube, it went on to become the World’s No.1 Fairness cream.
Hamam
Holistic skin care experiences perfected over the ages to deliver healthy, beautiful skin

Lakme
Lakme is an ally to the Indian Woman and inspires her to express her unique beauty and
sensuality. Thus, enabling her to realize the potency of her beauty.

Lifebuoy
Lifebuoy is available in multiple variants in soaps and specialist formats such as liquid
handwash, catering to the entire family.

Liril
Awaken, and enliven your senses with a Liril bath.

Lux
Lux believes in passion for beauty. It continues to be a favorite with generations of users
for a sensuous experience of luxury.
Pears
Pears – the purest and most gentle way to skincare!

Pepsodent
Pepsodent India is committed to improve the overall Oral health of Indians.

Pond’s
Get the expert to look after your skin

Rexona
Rexona gives you 24 hr protection from sweat and body odour and therefore the
confidence to handle whatever the day has in store.

Sunsilk
Sunsilk encourages young women in India to live for today. Sunsilk helps you transform
the beauty of your hair instantly because LIFE CAN'T WAIT!!

Vaseline
Your skin is amazing. It deserves to be treated as such.

• Home
• Our brands
• Personal care brands

Useful links

• Contact us
• Our Mission
• Company Structure
• Press Releases
• Presentations
• Speeches

Downloads

• Investor Presentation DQ'09


• Annual Report 2008-09
• AGM Speech
• HUL Factsheet
• CLSA Investors Forum Hong Kong
• Download Library

Careers at Unilever

As one of the world's greatest consumer goods companies, we offer people with talent,
passion and integrity some of the world's greatest careers.

How to apply

• © Unilever 2010
• Sitemap
• Legal notice
• Privacy notice
• Accessibility
• Contact us