Unilever honors our service men and women on Veteran’s Day
Aligned with Unilever’s culture of diversity and inclusion, U.S. employees honored veterans through care packages and flag raising ceremonies across campuses
In keeping with Unilever’s culture of diversity and inclusion, U.S. employees honored veterans at flag raising ceremonies across Unilever campuses and created care packages to send supplies to deployed troops. The care package program is run through Unilever’s partnership with Adopt-A-Soldier Platoon. Each package included a simple yet powerful message, “thanks for your service.”
Multiple Unilever campuses throughout the United States held additional Veteran’s Day events including donations to local veteran’s groups, memorial services and interactive events where employees tried on military gear and sampled Meals Ready to Eat (MRE).
Unilever’s Veteran’s Business Resource Group (BRG) hosted the events, and its members were delighted with the level of participation. “Veterans Day is a big day and those who fought and have served our country really deserve this reflection and remembrance. Veterans Day holds a special place in my heart” said Wendy Herrick, Vice President, Go to Market Supply Chain US and Veterans BRG Co-Executive Sponsor, who shared a personal story during the flag raising ceremony about her father’s service.
Unilever’s Veteran BRG also arranged for a veteran employee recognition video to play in cafés and break rooms. The video featured pictures of current employees from their days in military service. A featured photo, which employees enjoyed seeing, was North American VP of Customer Development and Veterans BRG Co-Executive Sponsor, Todd Tillemans, as a young Marine in his dress uniform walking “SGT Chesty,” the Marine’s bulldog mascot.
Unilever is proud of its veteran employees and thanks all veterans for their service to this great country.