OSSMEP x Unilever: Suppliers Diversity & Inclusion Project

Published August 17, 2021
Location Thailand

The Office of SMEs Promotion (OSMEP) and Unilever Thailand are pleased to launch an Inclusivity Business Partnership Program to support gender equality and social inclusivity according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

Unilever offer diverse SMEs, with >51% owned, managed and controlled by Women, LGBTQI+, Disability, and Minority Ethnicities, the opportunity for a potential business partnership with global corporate such as Unilever.

Unilever is a multinational company with operations in 190 countries and territories around the world. Unilever is one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods manufacturers in Thailand. The company remarks their 88th year in Thailand and is committed to making sustainable living commonplace through equality, diversity and inclusivity.

On 21st Jan 2021, Unilever announced a wide-ranging set of social commitments and actions to help build a more equitable and inclusive society through their value chain.


One of their commitment is that by 2025, Unilever Global will be spending €2 billion annually through business transaction with suppliers that are >51% owned, managed & controlled by under-represented groups (Women, LGBTQI+, Disability, and Minority Ethnicities).

Against this commitment leading to 2025, Unilever Thailand is now looking to recruit SMEs that meet both of the following criteria:

1st Criteria | >51% owned, managed and controlled by people from under-represented groups (Women, LGBTQI+, Disability, and Minority Ethnicities).

2nd Criteria| Your company is providing one or more of the below 11 Business Services that Unilever Thailand is looking for:

11 Business ServicesDescription
Field Sales & MerchandisersMerchandising Services, Sales Promoter Services
Market ResearchRetail & Consumer Panel data and Brand tracking data, Ad Test & Campaign Measurement, Shopper Research & Analytics, Consumer, Industry and Competitor habits & trends, Qualitative Research
Point of Sale Materials and PremiumsSignage and Visibility of Materials, Printing leaflets, Posters, Direct mail, Flyers, Brochures, Window stickers.
Events, Activations & PromotionsSales Demos, Promoters & Sampling, Concerts, Dealer shows, Trade shows. Exhibitions, Product launches, Sales meets, Road shows.
Marketing AgenciesCreative / Traditional Agency, Brand Public Relations Agency , Social Media Agency, Design (Packaging, Brand Strategy & Innovation) Agency
New Master Production (i.e. TVC, Digital video, Print)For all activities related to production of TV commercials and videos for the internet.
Film shoots, Director, Music and the Production, Post-production including editing of the final material.
Temporary Workers – Factory/ Production/OfficeA non-Unilever employee engaged in a short to medium term assignment at Unilever. 
Meeting, Incentives, Conferences and EventsServices related to group meetings, events, seminars, conventions, incentives, evening parties, including group travel.
Facilities Management ServicesCleaning Services, Waste & Recycling Services
ConsultantsStrategy/Operations/Organization Consulting
Digital – Development, Build & Coding i.e. website/ appsUsed for the Production / coding / programming of digital assets.

Upon meeting the above 2 criteria, your business will undergo Unilever Thailand’s selection process with potential inclusivity business partnership opportunity to join their Diverse SMEs Development Program with access to below benefits:

  • SMEs Business Strategy Support
  • Access to Financial Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Access to Unilever Network of Mentorship & Connections
  • Potential to Develop Supplier Partnership with Unilever

If you meet both 1st and 2nd criteria and interested to join their inclusivity business partnership opportunity program, please sign up with OSMEP within 30th September 2021