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:
By 2020, we will help more than a billion people improve their health and hygiene.
Better products, better diets, better lives.
Reduced CO2 emissions per tonne of production by 59% compared to 2008.
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.
A large part of our raw materials come from farms and forests.
We have helped build significant opportunities for smallholder farmers and small-scale distributors.
Our factories help drive and shape the socio-economic landscape of the villages around them.
Our corporate purpose states that to succeed requires ‘the highest standards of corporate behaviour.’