We’re employing renewable energy across our operations. We are reformulating our products like cleaning supplies with plant-based, green carbon ingredients as alternatives to fossil fuels. We’re aiming to achieve net-zero emissions from our products up to the point of sale by 2039.
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.
Improve the health of the planet
The urgency of our work to tackle climate change, reduce plastic waste and protect nature has never been greater. Our ambitious commitments are making an impact and helping our brands grow.
Nature is our biggest ally. We’re on a mission to build a nature-positive future. We’re working to eliminate deforestation from our supply chain and to protect and regenerate land, forests and oceans.
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.
Improve people’s health, confidence and wellbeing
With 9/10 Indian households using our products across Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment, we are uniquely placed to deliver change at scale in the areas of health, hygiene and nutrition.
Everyone deserves access to good food. Future Foods is our bold commitment to help people transition towards healthier diets, reduce the environmental impact of the food chain and grow our plant-based product portfolio.
Health inequalities and social exclusion have no place in the world. We’re determined to use the scale and reach of our brands and programmes to improve people’s health, wellbeing and inclusion.
Protecting people’s health and wellbeing is crucial to helping people realise their abilities, and cope with the stresses of life.
We aim to enable positive holistic wellbeing at the workplace, to enable our people to thrive. By empowering our employees to be the best version of themselves, we help them, and our business, to work safely and effectively.
Contribute to a fairer, more socially inclusive world
To increase equity across society, we aim to become a beacon of diversity and inclusion, raise living standards in our value chain, create opportunities for small businesses and under-represented groups and help prepare people for the changing future of work.
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.
We believe that business can help tackle social inequality and we’re determined to raise living standards throughout our value chain. Millions of people depend on Unilever to earn a living so we’re working to ensure that prosperity is shared more fairly.
The future of work isn’t just about data, robots and algorithms – it’s really about people. We see meaningful work as everyone’s right. We’re taking big steps to equip our own people and others for the future.
We expect everyone at HUL to be an ambassador for our high ethical standards – what we call ‘business integrity’.
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.
We are addressing the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by Indians by teaching people three ‘swachh aadats’ that will go a long way.
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.
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.
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.