Unilever Recognized as a Top Employer in Greater Toronto

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Unilever Canada has been named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers 2013 by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. The annual competition identifies companies that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Unilever was one of five consumer packaged goods companies to earn the top rating.

"Unilever is proud to be named one of Greater Toronto's Best Employers.  It is a great external recognition of our efforts and commitment to create an environment where all our employees can excel," said John Le Boutillier, President and CEO at Unilever Canada. " We aim to attract top talent across a diverse population by offering a competitive rewards package, excellent training programs and career progression, and a commitment to Sustainable Living."

Unilever was chosen for its excellence in eight key areas that were examined for the 2013 survey: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial and Family Benefits; Vacation and Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training and Skills Development; and Community Involvement.

A full summary of the ranking can be found at www.canadastop100.com/toronto/.

About Unilever Canada Inc.

Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with operations in over 100 countries and sales in 190. Working to create a better future every day, we help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others.  In Canada, our portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe®, Becel®, Ben & Jerry's®, Breyers®, Clear®, Degree®, Dove® personal care products, Hellmann's®, Klondike®, Knorr®, Lipton®, Magnum®, Nexxus®, Popsicle®, Q-Tips®, Simple®, Skippy®, St. Ives®, TRESemmé®, and Vaseline®. All of the preceding brand names are owned or used under license by Unilever Canada Inc.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, while reducing our overall environmental impact (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal). We are also committed to doing what we can to improve health, nutrition and hygiene, with goals to help more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, as well as to source all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020. Supporting our three big goals are more than 50 time-based targets in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Unilever employs more than 1,600 people across Canada. For more information, visit www.unilever.ca.

SOURCE: Unilever Canada Inc.

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