Unilever use 100% renewable energy on five continents
Business growth should not be at the expense of people and the planet. That’s why Unilever changing the way they do business, and why they want to change the way business is done 5.
Unilever was responsible for 180,000 hectares of burned land in indonesia between 2015 and 2018
Indonesia, an Asian country is blessed with 52% forest. Out of this 50% is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of the forest but people take forest fire is an advantage of clearing land for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations.
Unilever joins the app "Too good to go" to fight food waste
Unilever joins the app Too good to go1 in an effort to take another step towards a waste-free 2050 and cut their food waste by half until 20252, by selling food running close to their sell-by date cheaper trough the app that operates in 15 countries.1 Food waste stands for 8% of all the greenhouse gas emissions in the world which is a whopping 1 billion ton of CO2 that could be avoided. One third, around 1.3 billions of tonnes, of all the produced food isn’t eaten, which means 28% of all the world’s agriculture area is unnecessary.2
Unilever's program to support women farmers in the Comoros Island
SDG 4 proposes to "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all". Unilever has a sustainable policy, according to its internet site[2, §1]. More particularly, for this SDG, Unilever has decided to encourage women's education by "enhancing access to training and skills for women" [4, §6].
Despite encouraging successes, Unilever reveals mixed progress towards its sustainable sourcing goals and the challenges the industry faces
Sustainable sourcing (SS) is vital to feeding the world’s population while respecting the planet’s resources, and essential to the responsible growth of businesses. It also contributes to UN’s SDG 13 – Climate Action.