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Unilever products scoop Product of the Year Award

Nielsen survey

Leading FMCG giant, Unilever South Africa earned the ‘Product of the Year’ award title for innovation excellence at this year’s prestigious gala awards ceremony held in Johannesburg Thursday, 5 February 2015.

For the seventh consecutive year, 9 of its home care, personal care and foods products have been backed by over 5 000 South African shoppers through a Nielsen survey as the most innovative and quality consumer products.

“We are a purpose driven company manufacturing brands with purpose. What sets us apart is our purpose, strategy and vision coupled with our breakthrough technology that looks at consumer needs and preferences.

“With a vision to be a leading company helping to create a brighter future for all South Africans, Unilever South Africa remains committed to seeking innovations that promote sustainable living, ” says Peter Cowan, Chairman at Unilever South Africa.

Unilever understands that consumers worldwide are increasingly looking for products that deliver on their brand promise and therefore Unilever is striving to provide and encourage its consumers with new product innovations that enable them to reduce their personal impact on the environment.

Through its #brightfuture agenda Unilever has committed to taking responsibility for the company’s impacts right across the value chain, from the sourcing of raw materials all the way through to the consumer’s use of our products - to cook, clean and wash. The company has set itself a target to double the size of the business, whilst reducing its environmental footprint and increasing positive social impact by 2020.

“We continue to embrace the global vision and purpose and are passionate about helping to create a Brighter Future for all South Africans through our many programmes that are linked to our much loved brands with purpose.

“We would like to thank all our consumers for their loyalty and endorsement of our products. We promise to continue to invest in building innovative products with purpose,” Cowan concludes.

Unilever’s 2015 Products of Year

Product

Category

Axe Peace

Youth Deodorant

Dove Invisible Dry Deodorant for Women

Female Deodorant

Dove Men+Care Invisible Dry Deodorant

Male Deodorant

Sunlight Tropical Laundry Bar

Laundry Bar

Sunlight 2in1 Tropical Washing Powder

Hand Wash

Knorr Brown Onion Soups

Soup

Magnum Pints

Ice Cream

Comfort Aromatherapy Concentrated Fabric Conditioner

Fabric Conditioner

OMO Auto Range

Auto Wash

For media queries only, contact:

Sibonile Dube Communications Director


Sibonile.Dube@unilever.com

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