Unileverannounced it will invest €20 million in a new production facility in the Kyiv region of Ukraine, to support our growing business and demonstrate our long-term commitment to the country. Construction will start this year, with the factory expected to open in 2024.
The new factory will create around 100 jobs and will manufacture personal care products including shampoos and shower gels for brands such as Dove, Axe, TRESemmé and Clear. The hub will predominantly supply the local Ukrainian market but has future potential to export to European markets.
The factory will also be built to the highest environmental standards using renewable energy technologies, contributing to Unilever’s target of net zero emissions across its value chain by 2039.
Vasyl Bovdilov, General Manager, Unilever Ukraine, said: “This investment shows our long-term commitment to the country and its people, including our employees, customers and partners. It is also a fitting way to mark the 30th anniversary of our business in Ukraine, which we will celebrate later this year.
“Our new manufacturing facility will create new jobs, increase our production capacity, and above all serve the needs of Ukrainian consumers with high quality, sustainable products.”
Unilever currently employs more than 100 people in Ukraine.
Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, Unilever’s focus has been on ensuring the security and wellbeing of our Ukrainian employees and their families.
Unilever has donated more than €15m of support and essential Unilever products to the humanitarian relief effort, working closely with United Nations agencies and local NGOs to get help to where it is needed the most. We will continue to provide humanitarian aid to support the people of Ukraine.