Paulo De Sa, VP Infrastructure Services, Unilever, said: "Few companies can offer such world-class, global, innovative and sustainable solutions to help us achieve our ambitious vision and, in this context, we are delighted to be able to continue our partnership with BT.
"The continued innovative use of technology is helping us increase productivity by making our workforce more connected. We are becoming a more agile business and introducing more sustainable ways of working for our employees, customers and suppliers, as well as the two billion consumers who rely on our products every day."
The original contract, announced in
, was the first comprehensive global telecommunications outsource contract ever undertaken by BT and remains one of its largest global deals. By working in partnership, BT has helped transform Unilever's infrastructure into one of the most modern corporate networks in the world.
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