Unilever International Award

Unilever International Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, recognizes businesses that can demonstrate positive impact against one or more of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. 

The Unilever International Award will recognise and celebrate businesses that can demonstrate positive impact against one or more of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals -  demonstrating a positive impact on addressing global poverty.

More and more businesses recognise that it is in their long-term interest to invest in building safe, secure societies.  Global challenges are a driver of innovation and new market opportunities in developing countries. 
If your business has customers, core business, supply chains or supports projects in developing countries, then the MDGs are important to you.

Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 and set to be achieved by 2015, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the most broadly supported, comprehensive and specific development goals in the world. The MDGs break down into 8 goals of 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators.

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are:  

  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger;
  2. Achieve universal primary education;
  3. Promote gender equality and empower women;
  4. Reduce child mortality;
  5. Improve maternal health;
  6. Combat HIV, AIDS, malaria & other diseases;
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability;
  8. Develop a global partnership for development.

Criteria

Whether your business has a specific country or a global programme which positively addresses one or more of the key social, environmental and economic challenges facing global society - as encapsulated in the spirit of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals - we encourage you to come forward and share your success in making a real difference in alleviating global poverty.
This award is not restricted to UK companies.

Application and guidance forms can be downloaded here.  Learn more about the Awards here