Unilever brings sparkle to Barracuda Primary School

Durban – 17 July 2015

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Unilever South Africa teamed up with the Newlands East community members including parents and teachers in commemoration of International Nelson Mandela Day, to clean and brighten up Barracuda Primary School in KZN on 17 July 2015.

“The Domestos team, with the help of family members and the Newlands East Community, is proud to honour the legacy of Tata Nelson Mandela by taking a moment from our daily activities to brighten up Barracuda Primary School so that it can a place that inspires learners and makes them proud,” said Cynthia Luthuli, Domestos Brand Manager.

Domestos has a long-standing relationship with Barracuda Primary School, where its toilet facilities were renovated earlier this year, in an effort to restore human dignity and improve access to proper sanitation. Prior to Unilever SA coming to Barracuda Primary School’s aid, the state and condition of the toilet facilities was adequate for the learners. The level of absenteeism was high due to disease and infections related to poor sanitation.

“Creating a brighter future through Unilever’s brands with a purpose with the aim of making sustainable living a commonplace, forms part of our DNA and this commitment goes beyond International Day for Nelson Mandela”, said Cynthia Luthuli, Domestos Brand Manager.

Participants of the school clean up were in action with mops, brooms and brushes as well as Domestos products to spruce up the school.

“We are overwhelmed by the graceful attendance of the community members, it is evident that the global icon’s legacy lives on and is instilled within each and every one of us that did their bit for Mandela Day,” concluded Luthuli.

About Unilever South Africa

Unilever Sustainable Living Plan

In November 2010 the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan was launched. Unilever publicly committed to a ten year journey towards sustainable growth, with around 60 specific targets embedding this new thinking into our business. What makes the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan different is that it applies right across the value chain. Unilever is taking responsibility not just for its own direct operations but for their suppliers, distributors and – crucially – for how consumers use brands like Dove, Knorr, Lipton, Lifebuoy and Pureit.

The plans sets out that by 2020 Unilever will:

  • help more than one billion people improve their health and well-being;
  • halve the environmental footprint of the making and use of our products;
  • source 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably

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Barry Dijoe External and Media Relations Manager

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