Unilever connects factory-based colleagues with new app
Unilever has launched a new app for employees, designed to digitally connect its factory-based colleagues across the globe.
Built on Google Cloud, and delivered in partnership with Accenture, the My Unilever app will allow the group's 53,000+ factory-based colleagues to have "easy and secure" access to key Unilever systems.
It will also give users access to a variety of third-party tools including learning and payroll, some of which were previously only accessible through paper-based methods or via "time-consuming" in-factory processes.
In streamlining these previous methods, Unilever hopes to save time and increase productivity - "benefits that will continue to grow as the application expands into more use-cases".
Adam Raeburn-James, Chief Technology Officer at Unilever, said: "In launching the app, we’re helping our factory-based colleagues to become digitally connected.
"By giving all of our people access to key HR, support and learning systems, we can continue to work towards our goal of ensuring that everyone at Unilever can develop the future-fit skills they need for the evolving workplace by 2025."
The My Unilever app will be available to download on personal and corporate devices (iOS and Android), or on shared on-site computers, all using Google's built-in security and compliance platform.
It supports Unilever’s commitment of "putting people at the heart of digital transformation, leveraging technology to support employees".