Purpose & Principles

Our business has always been driven by a sense of purpose. Unilever’s very birth celebrated the belief that business must have purpose beyond profit. We continue to believe that business must make a positive contribution to addressing the challenges the world faces and that this is the only way a business will succeed. Our history is a story of growth powered by ideas and values. Products, brands and profits followed in their wake; and while we will change to meet the challenges of our times, our values will not.

Working with Integrity

Conducting our operations with integrity and respect for the many people, organisations and environments our business touches have always been at the heart of our corporate responsibility.

Living by the Code

Our Corporate Purpose sets out our aspirations in running our business. It's underpinned by our Code of Business Principles which describes the operational standards that everyone at Unilever follows, wherever they are in the world. The Code also supports our approach to governance and corporate responsibility.

Partnering responsibly

We want to work with suppliers who have values similar to our own and work to the same standards. Our Supplier Code, aligned to our own Code of Business Principles, comprises eleven principles covering business integrity and responsibilities relating to employees, consumers and the environment.

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