USL shines on the international stage at SHRM India HR Awards

October, 9, 2014

Unilever Sri Lanka HR team receives special recognition for “Excellence in Human Resources” 

Unilever Sri Lanka’s HR Team was celebrated as being amongst the best in HR across South Asia and Middle East by the Society for Human Resource Management in India. The team received Special Recognition at the recently held SHRM HR Awards 2014 held in Gurgaon, India, in the award category “Excellence in Human Resources – South Asia & Middle East (excluding India)”.

Recognition in this category is given to organizations that design and implement exceptional people management practices and systems that look to develop their employees as key resources to achieve their overall business ambitions. Such practices and systems are evaluated based on their unique nature and integration of these practices into the overall human resource strategy of the organization.

“This unprecedented recognition at an external international forum is a testament of the commitment, effort and energy of each and every member of our team at Unilever Sri Lanka. At Unilever, we consider our employees as the most crucial asset in our growth journey, and we are constantly striving to provide them the best experience to reach their full potential in their professional and personal development. It is indeed humbling to receive this kind of recognition for our efforts in making Unilever Sri Lanka a great place to work”, said Udayan Dutt, Director – Human Resources and Corporate Relations.

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management, with more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. SHRM India HR Awards have been instituted as an exemplary platform to recognize organizations that put people first, deliver future focused excellence in the field of People Management, and understand the importance of human capital as a key contributor to business outcomes, and look to celebrate and acknowledge organizations that work passionately towards raising the bar for the profession through constant innovation.

About Unilever Sri Lanka: Unilever Sri Lanka is one of the biggest FMCG companies in Sri Lanka with a diverse portfolio of categories that include Home Care, Water, Personal Care and Foods. Unilever Sri Lanka produces 95% of its products locally with a 75 year long history of manufacturing products such as Sunlight, Signal, Lux, and Pears. Today we have a portfolio of 29 brands that are leaders in their respective categories. Furthermore, Unilever Sri Lanka was ranked the number one Employer of Choice in the nation in a survey conducted by Nielsen. For more information on Unilever Sri Lanka, please visit

Photo caption: Damith Abeyratne, Regional Logistics Manager for Unilever in North India, accepting the award on behalf of Unilever Sri Lanka

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