Unilever’s purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace. This applies equally to our employees and our communities. At Unilever we are committed to caring for our people and growing with them. We recognise that to bring oneself to work, means bringing our whole self, including our wellbeing and health concerns.
We build health and wellbeing into every aspect of an employee’s journey. Health equity is at the heart of our employee wellbeing goals; we align our health vision and messaging to business Compass goals and stakeholders including Health & Safety and HR.
We are the first FMCG to receive menopause accreditation as a menopause friendly employer. We recognise that our responsibilities of care go beyond the brand and the workplace and work closely with our employee support networks (including gender, disability, race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and carer networks) so all employees feel supported, heard, and have a voice in the wellbeing space. In addition, training for our teams and line managers ensure that all work in psychologically safe environments where all can flourish regardless of work level.
We tailor our health and wellbeing resources and initiatives to meet the physical and mental needs of our employees, their families where possible, our networks and our sites. This includes provision of a wide range of wellbeing resources including our Employee Assistance Programme, digital GP service, energy building resources to build team and individual resilience, on-site occupational health teams, financial wellbeing resources and optional on-site health checks and health coaching to help employees work towards their individual health goals. Our Time to Talk Teams (Mental Health First Aiders) were established in 2015 and have representation across all our UKI sites.
We are proud of how we support our people and continue to evolve based on employee feedback, data and changing needs where mental health awareness and the confidence to have wellbeing conversations is embedded within our culture, ensuring we all grow together.