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Unilever extends partnership with BT to help it grow sustainably

12-August-2013
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Unilever extends partnership with BT to help it grow sustainably

BT has been awarded a three-year extension to its IT outsourcing contract with Unilever. This is the third time it has been extended since BT first won its first contract with the Anglo-Dutch company in November 2002.

BT has worked with Unilever, which has leading brands such as Wall’s Ice Cream, Dove beauty products, Lipton and Knorr, for more than a decade, providing innovative and sustainable network services and solutions, which are helping the company grow its business more efficiently and sustainably.

The new deal reaffirms Unilever’s commitment to using BT’s portfolio and managed services around the world to help increase its social impact.

As well as delivering a fully integrated network providing voice, data, video and mobility services to the company’s 173,000 employees across around 100 countries, BT is also delivering collaborative services such as audio-conferencing and video-conferencing.

Luis Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer, BT Global Services remarked, “Unilever is a fast moving and dynamic company whose world-famous brands are bought by millions of customers across the globe, every day. The consumer goods market is extremely competitive and we understand the important role technology can play in helping them stay ahead of the game. We are delighted to continue our partnership with them to help them growth their business sustainably. This will also help us deliver BT’s Net Good goal to help our customers save three times as much carbon as the end-to-end impact of our business by 2020, a key part of our Better Future programme.”

Paulo De Sa, VP - Infrastructure Services, Unilever added here, “Few companies can offer such world-class, global, innovative and sustainable solutions to help us achieve our ambitious vision and, in this context, we are delighted to be able to continue our partnership with BT.”

The original contract, announced in November 2002, was the first comprehensive global telecommunications outsource contract ever undertaken by BT and remains one of its largest global deals. 

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