UK-based company Unilever has announced the launch of its global foundation known at the Unilever Foundation in partnership with five global organisations – Oxfam, PSI, Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Food Programme – to deliver sustainable change.

The company launched the foundation at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland January 27, 2012.

The foundation, according to Unilever, is dedicated to “improving the quality of life through the provision of hygiene, sanitation, access to clean drinking water, basic nutrition, and enhancing self-esteem.”

“We live in a rapidly changing world. One where populations are growing, water is becoming increasingly scarce, and where food security is a growing issue. Unilever is committed to addressing the unmet social needs that our business can play a unique role in helping to solve. This is especially true in developing and emerging markets where we have deep roots,” said Keith Weed, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Unilever in a statement.

Additionally, the statement said the Unilever Foundation is also working with other organizations worldwide by providing a combination of direct funding, expertise, products and employee support that help to help address country-specific needs primarily aligned with the Foundation’s mission.

Unilever has a subsidiary in Ghana.

By Ekow Quandzie

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