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Univar Solutions and Vitamin Angels Partner to Help Create a Healthier World for Underserved Pregnant Women and Children

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04/21/2021
The collaboration will provide access to life-changing vitamins and minerals to more than 100,000 nutritionally vulnerable women and children around the world.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions" or "the Company"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today that it has joined forces with Vitamin Angels to provide access to vital nutrients for pregnant women and children, supporting improved maternal and child health across the globe.

"Univar Solutions' partnership with Vitamin Angels demonstrates our shared commitment to breaking the cycle of undernutrition and improving the lives of underserved and at-risk women and children," said Matthew Ottaway, senior vice president, global consumer solutions. "Vitamin Angels' work aligns perfectly with our purpose-driven mission to help keep communities healthy, fed, clean and safe. As a trusted partner for nutraceutical health and wellness solutions, we're ecstatic to help increase access to wellness, innovation and nourishment, creating a healthier world and a healthier future together with Vitamin Angels."

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that at least half of the world's population lacks access to essential health services. Together with Vitamin Angels, the Univar Solutions' Nutraceutical Ingredients team is helping reduce malnutrition across the crucial span of a child's development, from conception to 5 years of age. Along with an immediate impact on health and nutrition, the support will help create the foundation for a more nutritionally sound future for women and children in many underserved communities. 

A global provider of nutraceutical ingredients for more than 50 years, Univar Solutions is no stranger to helping improve lives and strengthening communities through nutrition. Vitamin Angels reaches 60 million pregnant women and children in every U.S. state and 65 countries worldwide. Working together, Univar Solutions and Vitamin Angels can help close the undernutrition gap and create a healthier world for generations to come.

Howard Schiffer, Vitamin Angels founder and president, added, "We are thrilled to partner with Univar Solutions, a company that truly cares about making this world a healthier place. Together, we will reach even more underserved women and children in the U.S. and around the world with the nutritional support they need to build the foundation for a healthy future." 

To learn more about how you can support Vitamin Angels through Univar Solutions, visit UnivarSolutions.com/VitaminAngels.

About Univar Solutions

Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world's leading producers. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools the company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and grow together. Learn more at UnivarSolutions.com.

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