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 butter on toast

Better products, better diets, better lives.

Greenhouse Gases

Biomass Boiler

Reduced CO2 emissions per tonne of production by 59% compared to 2008.

Reduction in water use and waste


Compared to 2008 baseline water usage (cubic meter per tonne of production) has reduced by 55%. Total waste generated from the factories reduced by 58% in 2018 as compared to 2008.

Sustainable Sourcing


A large part 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 help drive and shape the socio-economic landscape of the villages around them.

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Management

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

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