Unilever, STC sign MoU to supply brands to Govt. Depts.
Unilever Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka State Trading Corporation (STC),
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday.
Under the MoU, Unilever has appointed the STC as the official service
provider to supply the company’s brands to all government
The STC is a 100 per cent government owned institution and operates
under the Ministry of Trade.
The STC procures goods for all government departments, institutions
Unilever Sri Lanka markets a host of popular household brands such as
Sunlight, Signal, Astra, Surf and Pears among others joined hands with
the STC, the government’s leading trading establishment to form a
partnership to serve public servants with everyday home and personal
care and selected food brands.
“Today signifies another milestone for Unilever to sign an MoU
between the STC, for the 70th year as we have started our business in
Currently, Unilever markets twenty-two well-known brands used by a
large number of Sri Lankans and also 95 per cent of the products which
we market in the country are local brands.
Our target for the next 70 years is to market and publicize these
local brands by using the resources within the country and foreign
resources as well while creating job opportunities in the country” said
the Chairman of Unilever Sri Lanka, Amal Cabraal. “Currently there are
1,100 people who are directly employed in Unilever Sri Lanka, in
manufacturing 95 per cent of local brands.
There is an indirect workforce such as suppliers, distributors and
other service providers of 10,000 employees who are engaged in the
Unilever is one of the leading private sector contributors to
government revenue, with taxes and duties. ‘To do well, by doing good’
is our philosophy. Therefore, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is
also a key activity in our business.
Through this new partnership with STC we hope to offer very
attractive prices for government sector employees while offering
discount schemes and promotions too”, he said.
The tie-up between the two organizations will provide public sector
employees a much sought benefit and service by making available
Unilever’s range of everyday quality products at attractive prices.
“The government will also benefit by having all their orders
channelled through a single organization, the State Trading Corporation,
thereby ensuring efficiency, convenience and the best price.
Under the MoU, we are offering discounts extended by Unilever to
state institutes and state employees thereby helping to reduce the
cost-of-living,” said the Chairman, State Trading Corporation, Pradeep