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Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with operations in over 100 countries and sales in 190. Consumers buy 170 billion Unilever packs around the world every year, and our products are used over two billion times a day. We have more than 171,000 employees, and generated annual sales of €46.5 billion in 2011. More than half our sales are generated in emerging markets (56% in 2011). Working to create a better future every day, we help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. Our portfolio includes some of the world’s best known brands including Knorr, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Dove, Vaseline, Persil, Cif, Radox, Sure and Lifebuoy.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental impact (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal). We are also committed to doing what we can to improve health, nutrition and hygiene, with a target to help more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, as well as sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020. All of these goals are itemised in around 50 time-based commitments in our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Unilever has led the Food Producers sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes for 14 consecutive years and has regained the leadership of the Food and Beverage supersector. We are included in the FTSE4Good Index Series and attained a top environmental score of 5, leading to inclusion in the FTSE4Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40 Index. In 2011 Unilever led the Climate Counts Company Scorecard and were named #1 in the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in GlobeScan Inc. and SustainAbility Ltd’s latest annual survey (2012).

For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit www.unilever.com

    Profit Through Purpose: Eight Years of Pioneering and Learning Image

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    04-16-19

    Profit Through Purpose: Eight Years of Pioneering and Learning

    April 16, 2019 - We’re eight years into our 10-year Unilever Sustainable Living Plan and have made significant progress across many of our ambitious targets.  We have also learnt a lot during that time. Not least that new technologies, new business models and new ways of thinking are all vital to...

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    09-07-17

    Unilever Goes Live with Fragrance Disclosure on SmartLabel™

    Today, Unilever United States took another significant step in its fragrance transparency initiative.

    The company is now live with fragrance-ingredient lists in SmartLabel™ for numerous products across seven brands— Dove, Axe, Degree, Nexxus, Suave, TRESemmé and Vaseline. Nearly 100 SKUs c...

    Unilever’s Sustainable Living Brands Continue to Drive Higher Rates of Growth Image

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    05-18-17

    Unilever’s Sustainable Living Brands Continue to Drive Higher Rates of Growth

    Six years into its ambitious Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, the company today announced its progress in building its ‘Sustainable Living brands’ as they drive value and growth for the business.

    While many continue to join Unilever in efforts to build brands with purpose and sustainabili...

    Unilever US Announces New Fragrance Transparency Initiative for Its Personal Care Brands Image

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    02-07-17

    Unilever US Announces New Fragrance Transparency Initiative for Its Personal Care Brands

    Unilever United States announced today a new transparency initiative to provide people with access to additional fragrance ingredient information for its personal care products. The initiative goes beyond labeling requirements to provide in-depth product and ingredient information and includes:

    Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise and Mayonnaise Dressings Now Use 100% Cage-free Eggs in the U.S.*, Three Years Ahead of Schedule Image

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    01-23-17

    Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise and Mayonnaise Dressings Now Use 100% Cage-free Eggs in the U.S.*, Three Years Ahead of Schedule

    As part of its ongoing commitment to use real, simple sustainably-sourced ingredients, Hellmann’s today announced that all Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and Mayonnaise Dressings are now made exclusively from Cage-Free Eggs across the U.S. consumer portfolio.*

    In 2010, America’s favorite mayonnaise...

    Unilever Foundry 50 Bring Home and Store of the Future to Lions Innovation Image

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    06-09-16

    Unilever Foundry 50 Bring Home and Store of the Future to Lions Innovation

    Following a competitive search for the world’s top 50 marketing technology startups, the Unilever Foundry today announces this year’s finalists - the Foundry 50.

    The Foundry 50 will join Unilever Foundry at Lions Innovation in Cannes (21 – 23 June), gaining unrivalled access to the creativ...

    Commitment to Sustainability Delivers Even Faster Growth for Unilever  Image

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    05-19-16

    Commitment to Sustainability Delivers Even Faster Growth for Unilever

    Unilever’s Sustainable Living brands continue to show superior performance, as the company reports on the fifth year of progress of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Consumers expect more of brands and businesses now – and they reward those that deliver a wider social benefit in addition to t...

    Unilever Announces New Global Zero Waste to Landfill Achievement Image

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    02-09-16

    Unilever Announces New Global Zero Waste to Landfill Achievement

    Unilever today reached a new industry-leading achievement of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill across more than 600 sites, in 70 countries, including factories, warehouses, distribution centres and offices. Having identified the different non-hazardous waste streams in its operations U...

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    05-20-15

    Unilever Sees Sustainability Supporting Growth

    Four years into its ambitious and wide-ranging Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever globally is making a growing and positive impact on its business in terms of growth, cost efficiency and resilience for the future. At a time when more and more companies are talking about ‘brands with purpose,’ Unil...

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    05-26-14

    Securing a Sustainable Future for Tea

    Unilever today announced it is embarking on a tea research and development programme aimed at safeguarding future tea supply using 21st century plant breeding methods that will lead to improved and sustainable tea varieties of tomorrow.

    By broadening the natural diversity of tea plants to ...

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