(Honiara, Solomon Islands) The 2023 Pacific Games announced today that Unilever, the consumer goods multinational, is an official bronze sponsor and the official consumer packaged goods partner for the mega sporting event set to take place in Honiara, Solomon Islands between November 19 and December 2, 2023.
As part of this sponsorship, Unilever will provide a range of beauty and personal care products including shampoo, deodorants and skincare, to be included in welcome packs for participating athletes and officials at the Games. In addition, sports fans visiting the games venue can enjoy a free hair makeover at the Sunsilk booth and customise their own Magnum ice creams.
Serving over 3.4 billion consumers everyday across 190 countries, Unilever is the maker of iconic brands like Sunsilk, Rexona and Magnum, with more than 400 brands across Beauty & Well Being, Personal Care, Home Care, Nutrition and Ice Cream categories.
Spearheaded by Unilever International – Unilever’s global business unit and whitespace partner, the association aims to support athletes from far and wide; aligning with its purpose to ‘serve the underserved.’
Commenting on the partnership, Nitin Agarwal, Chief Marketing Officer, Unilever International said, “We are proud to associate with Pacific Games, a platform that provides opportunities to budding athletes from across the region – enabling them to achieve their goals. This partnership will help us tap into a niche audience and their love of sports, build relevance with our purpose-led brands while empowering and supporting future generations of sports athletes.”
Board Chairman of the Games Organising Committee (GOC), Martin Rara commended Unilever for coming on board with the Games, labelling the newly formed partnership as ‘significant, historical and timely’ – one that will help Solomon Islands deliver a successful Games this year.
“Unilever has some of the world’s biggest and most impactful consumer brands and we (GOC) are incredibly excited for them to join us on this journey. The significance and timeliness of this sponsorship will go a long way in us delivering a historically successful Games this year.
“This year is going to be a landmark moment for Solomon Islands and for the Pacific Games – Unilever is the ideal sponsor to help us grow the Games globally” Mr Rara said.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Wellbeing, Personal Care, Home Care, Nutrition and Ice Cream products, with sales in over 190 countries and products used by 3.4 billion people every day. We have 127,000 employees and generated sales of €60.1 billion in 2022.
Our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable business and to demonstrate how our purpose led, future-fit business model drives superior performance. We have a long tradition of being a progressive, responsible business.
The Unilever Compass, our global sustainable business strategy, is set out to help us deliver superior performance and drive sustainable and responsible growth, while aiming to: improve the health of the planet; improve people’s health, confidence and wellbeing; and contribute to a fairer and more socially inclusive world. For more information about Unilever and our brands, please visit www.unilever.com
2023 XVII Pacific Games (Sol2023)
The Pacific Games is the biggest continental multi-sport event held every four years amongst athletes from Oceania. The Pacific Games Council (PGC) organizes the Games and oversees the host city’s preparations.
This year’s Pacific Games (Sol2023) will see over 5000 athletes and team officials representing 24 Pacific Island countries and territories come to the Solomon Islands to compete in 24 Sports Competitions over two weeks (November 19th to December 2nd, 2023).
For more information do check out www.sol2023.com.sb