Unilever

Company Score

+2.05
Industry Household & Personal Products
Country Netherlands
Year Added 2018
Impact Ratings 895
Impact Notes 31
SDG Covered 14 out of 17

Unilever is a British-Dutch consumer goods company with headquarters in the UK and the Netherlands. Its products include food and beverages, cleaning agents, beauty products, and personal care products. It is Europe’s seventh most valuable company. Unilever products are available in around 190 countries and it owns over 400 brands, including Axe/Lynx, Dove, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Magnum, Rexona/Degree, Sunsilk and Surf.

Read about Unilever and its impact below.

Impact notes

Climate Action

Unilever use 100% renewable energy on five continents

Profile Henrietta
Icon time Mon Mar 30th, 2020 at 10:22am

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

Life on Land

Unilever was responsible for 180,000 hectares of burned land in indonesia between 2015 and 2018

Profile Jabin
Icon time Thu Mar 26th, 2020 at 6:16am

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[1] but people take forest fire is an advantage of clearing land for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations.

Responsible Consumption and Production

Unilever joins the app "Too good to go" to fight food waste

Profile Fab7
Icon time Wed Mar 4th, 2020 at 9:18am

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

Quality Education

Unilever's program to support women farmers in the Comoros Island

Profile MC Pouyat
Icon time Mon Jan 13th, 2020 at 8:52am

SDG 4 proposes to "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"[1]. 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].

Climate Action

Despite encouraging successes, Unilever reveals mixed progress towards its sustainable sourcing goals and the challenges the industry faces

Profile pansquared
Icon time Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 4:16pm

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.