India sustainability initiatives

HUL is committed to operate and grow its business in a socially responsible way. Our vision is to grow our business whilst reducing the environmental impact of our operations and increasing our positive social impact. Our aim is to achieve responsible growth and we will inspire to bring this to life by encouraging people to take small everyday actions that will add up to make a big difference. We have embraced the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) which is our blueprint for sustainable growth.

The Plan is helping to drive profitable growth for our brands, save costs and fuel innovation.

Our Plan sets out three big goals:

  • Improving health & well-being
  • Reducing environmental impact
  • Enhancing livelihoods

Health & Hygiene

Health and Hygiene

By 2020, we will help more than a billion people improve their health and hygiene.

Improving Nutrition

A man spreading Flora on toast

Better products, better diets, better lives.

Greenhouse Gases

Biomass Boiler

Reduced CO2 emissions per tonne of production by 42% compared to 2008.

Reduction in water use and waste


Compared to 2008 baseline water usage (cubic meter per tonne of production) has reduced by 48% and over 92% reduction in disposed waste generated (kg per tonne of production) in our manufacturing operations.

Sustainable Sourcing


Half of our raw materials come from farms and forests.

Enhancing Livelihoods

Project Shakti

We have helped build significant opportunities for smallholder farmers and small-scale distributors.

Empowering Communities

Project Prabhat Emmpowering Communities

Our factories have played a major role in driving and shaping the socio-economic landscape around.

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Management

Our corporate purpose states that to succeed requires "the highest standards of corporate behaviour.

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