Unilever United States named to 2016 Working Mother “100 Best Companies”
For leadership in creating progressive programs to support working families
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ (September 27, 2016) – Working Mother magazine today recognized Unilever U.S. as one of the 2016 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” for its outstanding leadership in creating progressive programs for its work force, in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.
“Working parents face many unique challenges. We are honored to be recognized for supporting all of our incredible parents at Unilever,” said Mike Clementi, Unilever North America Vice President of Human Resources. “Providing an inclusive workplace for our employees is critical to our growth as a company. By offering the resources, policies and programs parents need to be successful both at work and at home, we are empowering all our employees to perform at their best across the organization.
In the past year, we made great strides in supporting our employees, including signing the White House Equal Pay Pledge and increasing our maternity leave benefit. While we are proud of the progress we have made, there is still much to do to advance this important agenda. We are honored to be recognized by Working Mother.”
Jennifer Owens, Editorial Director of Working Mother Media, says, “For 31 years, Working Mother has tracked the progress of companies that lead in creating a supportive workplace for America’s families. Now more than ever, with changing family dynamics, parental benefits are a key weapon in the war for talent. These companies aim to create the culture that attract the best talent.”
Subha Barry, Vice President, General Manager, Working Mother Media, says, “This year’s class of winning companies goes the extra mile to support working moms and all diverse families. In 2016, fully paid leave offerings have grown to an average of 9 weeks, up from 8 last year. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies continues to pave the way for employers nationwide to support their employees, both personally and professionally.”
The complete list of the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.
Working Mother will also hold its fourth annual National Flex Day on Tuesday, October 18th. As a Working Mother 100 Best Company, Unilever will participate to celebrate the power and pervasiveness of workplace flexibility. Each year, more and more employers and employees are following the lead of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, all of which offer flexible work options, to add their voices to the #NatlFlexDay campaign. Learn more at workingmother.com/flexday.
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About Unilever United States, Inc.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Refreshments, Home and Personal Care products with sales in more than 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day.
In the United States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Fruttare, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Simple, St. Ives, Suave, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TIGI, TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.
Unilever employs approximately 8,000 people in the United States – generating more than $8.5 billion in sales in 2015.
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan commits to:
- Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
- Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
- Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.
Unilever ranked number one in its sector on the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
The entire Unilever global factory network, as well as its U.S. non-manufacturing facilities, have achieved zero non-hazardous waste to landfill status.
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