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Improving Nutrition

Our nutrition strategy and targets are aligned to the ‘Improving Nutrition’ commitment of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP).

We are conscious of the vital role food plays in wellbeing. We support the UN Global Goal of Zero Hunger and play an important role in addressing this by offering nutritious food that is appealing and via communication that is responsible, engaging and meaningful.

The Global Nutrition Report 2018 says that the double burden of malnutrition across the world is already unacceptably high and progress in tackling this is unacceptably slow. However, it also concludes that the opportunity to fix the world’s food system has never been greater, with the UN’s Decade of Action on Nutrition and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) providing impetus for action.

As the SDGs acknowledge, responsibility for bringing about change is widespread. Governments need to start working together more. Farmers and producers need to become more efficient and adopt sustainable practices. And food businesses have a critical role to play in making sustainable and nutritious foods and refreshments the norm, while giving people more choice.

Nutrition is central to achieving the SDGs. Without addressing nutrition-related issues, it will be impossible to achieve many of them. This is especially true for Zero Hunger (SDG 2) and Health and Wellbeing (SDG 3), but also No Poverty (SDG 1), Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Climate Action (SDG 13). These are all interlinked with food production and consumption.

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