We believe in a better future. One in which the health of the planet is as important as the stability of the global economy.
We’re transitioning to renewable energy across our operations, finding new lower carbon ingredients, reformulating our products to offer plant-based alternatives like vegan foods and fossil-fuel-free cleaning products.
We’re aiming to achieve net zero emissions from our products up to point of sale by 2039. That’s 11 years ahead of the 2050 deadline outlined in the international Paris Agreement on climate change.Read more on our global website.
Protect and regenerate nature
We have bold ambitions to transform our supply chain, including eliminating deforestation by 2023. But we can’t do this alone, we’re dependent on collaboration with our partners, suppliers and smallholder farmers around the world to drive the systemic change that’s needed. Our brands have put a €1 billion fund behind tackling our climate and nature goals and we’re increasing transparency, leveraging technology and introducing our new Regenerative Agriculture Principles to boost farmer incomes, secure equitable and sustainable livelihoods and tackle the climate and ecological emergency.Read more on our global website.
Waste free world
Transitioning to a circular economy approach is at the heart of our strategy for a waste-free world.
We’ve set ambitious and interrelated goals to reduce our waste footprint. This includes goals across plastics and packaging, food waste and other waste from our factories and operations.
We won’t achieve our strategy unless we tackle waste while finding innovative ways to reduce, reuse and repeatedly recycle materials in a circular system.Read more on our global website.
The world’s food system is broken. We’re helping to fix it.
As one of the leading consumer goods companies in the world, with a large Foods & Refreshment portfolio, we can help shape a global food system that is fair for everyone. And the bigger we grow, the faster we can bring about change.
Future Foods is our bold new set of commitments to help people transition towards healthier diets and reduce the environmental impact of the food chain.Read more on our global website.
Health and wellbeing
We believe that access to good health should be a right, not a privilege. Collectively, society has the knowledge to fix these problems: no one should be left behind in this way.
We’re determined to use the scale and reach of our brands and programmes to improve people’s health, wellbeing and inclusion.
Not just through better, more innovative products, but by tackling the barriers that so often hold people back.Read more on our global website.
Equity, diversity and inclusion
We want to see a world where no one is left behind. We are not there yet. Social justice and fairness have not been achieved anywhere in the world.
So we've set ourselves the ambition of becoming a beacon of diversity and inclusion, using our business and influence to break down barriers and create opportunity in our workplaces, our supply and distribution chains, and in society at large.Read more on our global website.
Raise living standards
We believe that business can help tackle social inequality and we're determined to raise living standards throughout our value chain.
That means ensuring that our own employees are paid a living wage and looking beyond our business, to the workers and small business owners who provide our goods and services and ensuring that they enjoy a decent standard of living and have the right support to grow.
We've set ourselves clear goals that will help us help drive global equity.Read more on our global website.
Future of work
The future of work isn’t just about data, robots and algorithms – it’s really about people. And we can only clearly envision the future of work through imagining a world where humans are thriving.
We see meaningful work as everyone’s right – and we’re taking big steps to equip both our own people and others for the future of work.
As the landscape of work changes, we’re equipping each person to adapt and grow – and ultimately thrive – whether this means pursuing a new career or different way of working or retraining.
And by doing all of this, we’re helping everyone keep pace with change and continue to work with purpose.Read more on our global website.
Our responsible business fundamentals underpin everything we do.
We have strong values and clear policies and standards to ensure our employees not only do things right but also do the right thing.
We expect everyone at Unilever to be an ambassador for our high ethical standards. We want to create an environment where employees not only live our values in their own work – integrity, respect, responsibility and pioneering – but are vigilant in identifying potential concerns, and confident about speaking up in such situations.
We aim to have a positive influence across our value chain, working with suppliers, distributors and all third parties to raise the bar on issues such as human rights and anti-bribery and corruption.Read more on our global website.
Respect human rights
Human rights are universal and unchanging. But the world changes fast – and some of those changes put human rights in jeopardy.
In our own operations, and through all our business relationships, everything we do is underpinned by a deep and unfaltering commitment to respect and promote all internationally recognised human rights.
We also need to tackle the root causes of human rights issues. That means fixing the inequalities that put people's rights at risk.Read more on our global website.