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Planet & Society

We’re a company of brands and people with a clear purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace.

And we’re determined to prove that our purpose-led, future-fit business model delivers superior performance.

Sustainable scenarios

The Unilever Compass is our strategy to deliver growth that is consistent, competitive, profitable and responsible.

Our business simply will not prosper without a healthy planet and society.

We’ve set out an ambitious sustainability agenda to tackle the issues that our consumers and stakeholders care deeply about – such as climate change, plastic pollution and inequality.

We’re harnessing our brands, our people and our partners to create lasting positive impact – on the world and our business.

Find out more about our progress so far.

Read more about the Unilever Compass


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The Unilever logo on a glass building with a city reflected in it.

A range of different vegetables being harvested.

People cooking a range of nutritious food.

Three young women at work in a greenhouse.

Children from different countries playing and laughing.

A woman holding a picture of a rich green forest stood amongst piles of cut down trees.

Sunset with shadows of trees and birds

Business integrity

We expect everyone at HUL to be an ambassador for our high ethical standards – what we call ‘business integrity’.

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Respect human rights

When it comes to defining the core of our existence - within business and society, respect for human rights tops it all. In our own operations and through all our business relationships, everything we do is underpinned by a deep and unfaltering commitment to respect human rights.

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HUL, a responsible taxpayer

Tax is a key issue for us, our stakeholders and other interested parties. The tax we pay is an important part of our wider economic and social impact and plays a key role in the development of the countries where we operate. We regard it as a critical element of our commitment to grow in a sustainable, responsible and socially inclusive way.

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Planet & Society in Unilever Global

At Unilever, our brands and our people have one purpose- to make sustainable living commonplace. We aim to build a better tomorrow where businesses care about the environment, society and the world.

We want to push our business beyond our current limits and see how we can curb the environmental crisis that is consuming the world. We do this by taking climate action to achieve net-zero emissions, protecting and regenerating nature and practising sustainable waste disposal.

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We’re also striving to achieve social justice and fairness in our organisations and beyond. We are creating a world where everyone, irrespective of their background, is treated equally. We want our future generations to experience a world where the planet and society co-exist in peace. We have made this new eco-friendly, inclusive and just way of doing business common among our subsidiaries. We hope that others follow our lead in building a better world.

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