OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
INDUSTRY: CONSUMER GOODS.
HEADQUARTERS: MUMBAI ,MAHARASHTRA.
KEY PEOPLE: HARISH MANWANI(CHARIMAN)
NITIN PARANJE(MD & CEO)
TURNOVER: 25,206 CRS.
PEOPLE: 16000 EMPLOYEES INCLUDING 1500
PARENTAGE: PART OF 44.3 BILLION EUROS OF
REACH: 6.4 MILLION RETAIL OUTLETS.
R&D CENTRES: MUMBAI & BANGALORE, INDIA.
Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is the largest FMCG
company in India.
It is owned by the British-Dutch company “Unilever” and
has about 52% majority stake in Hindustan Unilever
Its products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents and
personal care products.
It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Hindustan Unilever Limited has over 35 brands spanning
20 distinct categories.
As per Nielsen market research data, two out of three
Indians use HUL products.
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
Hindustan Unilever Limited was established in 1933 as
Lever Brothers India Limited by Lever Brothers.
In 1956, it became known as Hindustan Lever Limited, as a
result of a merger between Lever Brothers, Hindustan
Vanaspati Mfg. Co. Ltd. and United Traders Ltd.
The company was renamed in June 2007 as “Hindustan
Lever Brothers first commenced operations in India in the
summer of 1888, when crates full of Sunlight soap bars,
embossed with the words "Made in England by Lever
Brothers" were shipped to the Kolkata harbour and it began
an era of marketing branded Fast Moving Consumer Goods
VISION OF THE COMPANY
The four pillars of our vision set out the long term direction for
the company – where we want to go and how we are going to get
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 for
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
To earn the love and respect of India, by making a real
difference to every Indian.
MISSION OF THE COMPANY
“TO ADD VITALITY TO LIFE”
THE ERSTWHILE TATA OIL MILLS COMPANY(TOMCO) IN
POND’S (INDIA) LIMITED(PIL) IN 1998
BROOKE BOND LIPTON INDIA LIMITED(BBLIL) IN
BROOKE BOND IN 1984
LIPTON IN 1972
50:50 JOINT VENTURE WITH US BASED KIMBERLY
CLARK CORPORATION IN 1994
MODERN FOODS IN 2002
POND’S(INDIA) LIMITED IN 1986
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
In 2012, HUL was recognized as one of the worlds most innovative
companies by Forbes. With a ranking of number 6, it was the highest
ranked FMCG company
Hindustan Unilever Limited won 13 awards at the Emvies 2012 Media
Awards organized by the Advertising Club Bombay in September 2012
In July, 2012 Hindustan Unilever Limited won the Golden Peacock
Occupational Health and Safety Award for 2012 in the FMCG category
for its safety and health initiatives and continuous improvement on key
As per the latest Nielsen Campus Track-Business School Survey
released in February 2013, Hindustan Unilever Limited has emerged as
the No.1 employer of choice for B-School students who will graduate in
2013, across functions. HUL also retained the 'Dream Employer' status
for the 4th year running and continues to be the top company
considered for application by B-School student in India
Board Of Directors
Mr. Nitin Paranjpe
Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sridhar Ramamurthy
Executive Director, Finance
& IT and Chief Financial
Mr. Pradeep Banerjee
Mr. Aditya Narayan
Mr. S. Ramadorai
Mr. O. P. Bhatt
Dr. Sanjiv Misra
HUL is the market leader in Indian consumer products
with presence in over 20 consumer categories such as
soaps, tea, detergents and shampoos amongst others with
over 700 million Indian consumers using its products
The company has a distribution channel of 6.4 million
outlets and owns 35 major Indian brands. Its brands
Food and Drink brand
Personal Care brand
Home Care brand
Water Purifier brand
Unilever launched Sustainable Living Plan in on 15th
November 2010 at London, Rotterdam, New York
and New Delhi simultaneously.
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan has three major
goals, which Unilever aims to achieve by 2020:
Help more than one billion people improve their
health and well-being
Halve the environmental impact of their products
Source 100% of their agricultural raw materials
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Providing education on health and hygiene
Rehabilitation of special or underprivileged children
Care for the destitute and HIV-positive
Plays active role in natural calamities
Lifebuoy Swasthya Chetana - Health & Hygiene
Shakti – Empowerment of women through micro-enterprise Opportunity
Yashodadham - Relief and Reconstruction in Gujarat's Kutch district
Asha Daan - Happy Home actively supported by HUL
At Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), we have always believed in an
approach of doing business which we call “doing well by doing good”. Project
Shakti is a rural distribution initiative that targets small villages. The project
benefits HUL by enhancing its direct rural reach and also creates livelihood
opportunities for underprivileged rural women. Shakti is our initiative that
combines social responsibility, sustainability, and business strategy. Shakti
model is very strong and sustainable because it is the best way we can give it
back to the society through supporting our cause of ' empowering
underprivileged rural women' along with making business sense.
Shakti started with 17 women in two states. Today, it provides livelihood
enhancing opportunities to about 45,000 women in 15 Indian states and
provides access to quality products across 100,000+ villages and over 3 million
households every month .
Year (Income) Mar'13 Mar'12 Mar'11 Mar'10 Mar'09
Net Sales Turnover
25810.21 22116.37 19333.30 17725.33 20601.56
606.90 278.31 251.94 148.11 205.55
26417.11 22394.68 19585.24 17873.44 20807.11
Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Profit and Loss for
3172.44 2482.78 2124.36 2102.69 2346.32
Stock Exchange Listing
The Company's shares are listed and traded at the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (BSE)
and National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE).
Name of the Stock
Bombay Stock Exchange
National Stock Exchange of
Share Performance Comparison: 05/09/2012 - 04/09/2013
Share Performance Comparison: 05/09/2010 - 04/09/2013
First Last High Low
Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
530.90 627.35 718.90 433.20
First Last High Low
Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
271.45 627.35 718.90 265.90
Years Mar-13 Mar-12 Mar-11 Mar-10 Mar-09
32.1 36.5 29.6 26.5 29.3
MARKET CAP (Rs Cr) 135,536.75
FACE VALUE (Rs) 1.00
Current Market Value
Company Name Industry Instrument Rating
Household Products Working Capital
Based Bank Limits
• Mercury pollution
In 2001, a thermometer factory in Kodaikanal run by Hindustan Unilever was
accused of dumping glass contaminated with mercury in municipal dumps, or
selling it on to scrap merchants unable to deal with it appropriately.
• Skin lightening creams
Hindustan Unilever's "Fair and Lovely" is the leading skin-lightening cream for
women in India. The company had to cease television advertisements for the
product in 2007. Advertisements depicted depressed, dark-complexioned
women, who had been ignored by employers and men, suddenly finding new
boyfriends and glamorous careers after the cream had lightened their skin. In
2008 Hindustan Unilever made former Miss World Priyanka Chopra a brand
ambassador for Pond's, and she then appeared in a mini-series of television
commercials for another skin lightening product, 'White Beauty', alongside Saif
Ali Khan and Neha Dhupia; these advertisements, showing Priyanka's face with a
clearly darker complexion against the visibly fairer Neha Dhupia, were widely
criticized for perpetuating racismand lowering the self-esteem of women and
girls throughout India who were misled by HUNL to believe that they needed to
be white to be beautiful
Several academic papers have pointed out the firm's continued use of the
antibacterial agent Triclosan ('Active B') in India because it is under
review by the American Food and Drug Administration (US FDA).
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