Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4489
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: UNILEVER UK PENSIONS
Date(s): 1980 Jun - 2008 Feb
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres (2 items)
Name of creator(s): Unilever Plc | producers of foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products
The Unilever website provides the following historical information: In the 1890s, William Hesketh Lever, founder of Lever Bros, wrote down his ideas for Sunlight Soap, a revolutionary new product that helped popularise cleanliness and hygiene in Victorian England. Although Unilever wasn't formed until 1930, the companies that joined forces to create the business were already well established before the start of the 20th century.
Unilever's founding companies produced products made of oils and fats, principally soap and margarine. In the 1920s, with businesses expanding fast, companies set up negotiations intending to stop others producing the same types of products. But instead they agreed to merge - and so Unilever was created.
See http://www.unilever.co.uk/aboutus/ourhistory/ for more information.
Scope and content/abstract:
Pension Scheme Explanatory Booklets; 'Retirement and Death benefits for Unilever Employees in the UK: An Explanatory Booklet' (1980) and 'Guide for Members' pack (2008).
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Arranged into a series of Pension Scheme Explanatory Booklets (LMA/4489/01).
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited by The Pensions Archive Trust in 2008. B08/026; B08/055.
This collection forms part of the Pensions Archive.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: July to October 2009