In an effort to give its factory floor employees more access to training and support systems, Unilever, one of the world’s largest CPG companies operating 280 factories around the globe, has launched a new mobile app called “My Unilever.” The app, built on Google Cloud and delivered in partnership with Accenture, is designed to provide factory floor personnel with access to Unilever’s HR documentation, training, and support systems from any location or device.
According to the company, the My Unilever app unlocks the opportunity for Unilever’s 53,000+ factory-based colleagues to have easy and secure access to key Unilever systems, but also enables one-click entry to Google Workspace, which includes the communication and collaboration apps such as Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Chat, Meet, and more. The app also utilizes Appsheet, Google’s no-code platform, as the main end-user interface for the My Unilever application.
The My Unilever app will also give users access to a variety of third-party tools previously only accessible through paper-based methods or via time-consuming in-factory processes. In streamlining these previous methods, My Unilever helps 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 a statement: “Digital transformation, at its heart, is about people. In launching the My Unilever 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.”
Coming out of a pilot test at a few factories around the globe, 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.
“This partnership will help support Unilever in building this capability for the future, and we are excited to be part of this journey,” said Laurence Lafont, vice president, strategic industries EMEA, Google Cloud, in a statement. “With Google Cloud’s technology, Unilever’s factory-based colleagues are now able to connect in a new way, supporting them to develop and thrive. The My Unilever app brings the business closer together as one team, empowering them to achieve more.”