80 years of Independence
Evolution of the Company
Performance of the Industry
Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India's largest
Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company with a heritage
of over 80 years in India and touches the lives of two
out of three Indians.
With over 35 brands spanning 20 distinct categories such as soaps,
detergents, shampoos, skin care, toothpastes, deodorants etc..The
Company is a part of the everyday life of millions of consumers across India.
The Company has over 16,000 employees and has an annual turnover of
around Rs.25,206 crores (financial year 2012 - 2013).
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 €51 billion in 2012.
Unilever has about 67% shareholding in HUL.
HISTORY OF HUL
1888- Lever brothers came to India
Sunlight soap introduced in India
1895-Lifebuoy soap launched
1902-Pears soap introduced in India
1905-Lux soap and Lux flakes introduced
1913-Vim scouring powder introduced
1930-Unilever is formed on January 1st through merger of Lever
Brothers and Margarine Unie
1931-Company registered on November 27th; Sewri factory site
1932-Hindustan Vanaspati Manufacturing
starts at Sewri
1947-Pond's Cold Cream launched
HISTORY OF HUL
1969-Rin bar launched; Bru coffee launched
1971- Clinic shampoo launched
1978-Fair & Lovely skin cream launched
1993-The erstwhile Brooke Bond India acquires
the Kissan brand from the United Breweries
Group, giving HLL an entry into the foods business
1994-Tata Oil Mills Company merges with HLL, the largest merger
in Indian corporate history then
1994-Brooke Bond India and Lipton India merged to form Brooke
Bond Lipton India Limited
1994-Wall's frozen desserts launched, name changed to Kwality
HISTORY OF HUL
1995- Kissan Annapurna salt is launched
1996-Brooke Bond Lipton India Limited merges with HLL
1996-Lakmé Lever Limited, a joint venture with Lakmé
Limited is formed
1998-Pond's India Limited merges with HLL
1998-HLL acquires 100% shareholding of Lakmé in
Lakmé Lever Limited
2001-HLL identifies 35 ‘Power’ brands, from a total of 110
brands, to be pushed for higher growth
2002-Modern becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of HLL
2007-Name formally changed to Hindustan Unilever
17th October 2008-HUL completed 75 years of corporate
existence in India.
October 2013-Mr. Sanjiv Mehta (53) joined the Board of
October 17th – HUL Completed 80 years
The four pillars of HUL’s vision set out the long term
direction for the company – “where we want to go
and how we are going to get there”:
We work to create a better future every day
We help people feel good, look good and get more out of life
with brands and services that are good for them and good
We will inspire people to take small everyday actions that
can add up to a big difference for the world.
We will develop new ways of doing business with the aim of
doubling the size of our company while reducing our
HUL’s MISSION STATES THAT:
Our corporate purpose states that to succeed requires "the highest
standards of corporate behaviour towards everyone we work with, the
communities we touch, and the environment on which we have an
•Always working with integrity
•Setting out our aspirations
• Working with others
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Harish Manwani (60) assumed charge
as the Non-Executive Chairman of the
Company in 2005. He is a member of the
Nomination & Remuneration Committee of
CEO & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mr. Sanjiv Mehta (53) joined the Board
of the Company in October 2013. He is a
member of the Nomination &
Remuneration Committee, Stakeholder
Relationship Committee and Corporate
Social Responsibility Committee of the
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Sridhar Ramamurthy (48) joined the Board of the
Company in June 2009. He is a member of the Stakeholder
Relationship Committee and Corporate Social
Responsibility Committee of the Company.
OTHER EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS ARE :
SALES CONTIRIBUTION BY
PROFIT FOR THE YEAR
Rs. 25,810 crores
Rs. 3,797 crores
AWARDS & RECOGONITIONS
WINNING WITH BRAND INNOVATION:
HUL ranked 12th in The World’s Most Innovative Companies
“The Super 50” list by Forbes.
Eighteen HUL brands featured in the ‘100 Most Trusted Brands’
list by Brand Equity.
WINNING IN THE MARKET PLACE:
HUL won the award for Best Audit Governance at the Asian
Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability awards 2013.
HUL & Star Bazaar bagged the “Silver” award at the 13th ECR
Asia Pacific Conference.
WINNING WITH PEOPLE:
HUL emerged the No. 1 Employer of Choice in India according to
the Nielsen Campus Track B-School Survey 2013.
AWARDS & REGONITIONS
HUL was named the Bloomberg Dream Employer of the Year
Nitin Paranjpe received Forbes India’s Best CEO Award
Sridhar Ramamurthy recognized as the Best Performing CFO
at the CNBC-TV18 CFO Awards.
HUL was recognized for its ‘Best in Class Reward Practices’ by
HUL was declared the Top Indian FMCG company 2011 at the
Dun & Bradstreet Rolta Corporate Awards.
HUL was recognized for its Talent practices at the Thought
Leaders and Corporate Excellence Awards 2012.
• HUL factories in Amli and Haldia won at the Frost & Sullivan’s
Green Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2012.
• HUL won the first prize at FICCI Water Awards 2012 under the
category of ‘community initiatives by industry’ for Gundar
Basin Project, a water conservation initiative.
HEALTH & HYGIENE:
GREEN HOUSE GASES
Company’s Human Resource agenda for the year was focused
on strengthening four key areas: building a robust and diverse
talent pipeline, enhancing individual and organisational capabilities
for future readiness, driving greater employee engagement and strengthening
employee relations further through progressive people practices at the
Company has also been voted as the No. 1 Employer for Mid Career
recruits in a survey conducted amongst active job candidates in the FMCG
Company has a vision to improve its Gender Balance and the roadmap
involves a four pronged approach:
Increasing the number of female talent through proactive market mapping.
Staying connected with our stakeholders through digital recruitment campaigns.
Creating a culture of inclusion.
Leveraging visible leadership role models.
Career by Choice’, a unique re-hire programme, provides a
platform for women looking for real opportunities to work
flexibly and part time for live business projects. With these
enablers and focused plans, your Company has witnessed 8%
shift in the Gender Balance Ratio over the last two years.
Company has developed Project Sunset which is an online
platform for speedy resolutions of issues within the Company
and has a satisfaction score of over 88% from internal
Over 41,600 e-learning registrations took place indicating
that the spirit of ‘learn where you are’ is imbibed in
employees of the Company
Non conformance with legislative obligations can lead to
sanctions such as fines, adverse publicity and
Ineffective voluntary codes and practices will often lead to
governments introducing legislation to regulate the activities
covered by the codes and practices.
Affected by national and global economic Factors.
National and global interest rate and fiscal policy will be set
around economic conditions.
Inflation has affected HUL such that it lead to increase in raw
Changes in the structure of a population.
Falling birth rates will result in decreased demand
Changing interest among individuals.
Technology infrastructure help them manage their business
transmit and record information.
Created a society which expects instant results
Increased the rate at which information is exchanged
A faster exchange of information can benefit businesses as
they are able to react quickly to changes.
HUL has given us
“LEADERSHIP IN VUCA WORLD” concept
Which states the various mega trends,
And how companies can win in the VUCA WORLD
and has rightly followed all that they have stated
HUL’s MAIN STRATEGY
“THINK LOCAL, ACT GLOBAL”