Unilever joins the On-Pack Recycling Label to provide consistent recycling guidance on its products in the UK

Unilever UK today announced its membership of the On-Pack Recycling Label (ORPL) scheme, in a move which will provide simple and consistent recycling guidance across its products sold in the UK. Unilever’s membership will see the UK business introduce OPRL’s recycling labels across many of its brands in the UK during 2018, helping households correctly recycle more packaging material, more often. The latest move aligns with the company’s broader commitment to increase the use of recycled plastic content in packaging1 and to ensure 100% of its plastic packaging is fully…

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Paul Polman Honoured with Cannes LionHeart Award

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today announced that Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, will be honoured with the Cannes LionHeart Award in recognition of his commitment to building sustainability into the heart of Unilever’s operations. Polman took over as Unilever CEO in 2009, and since then has led an ambitious plan to decouple the FMCG company’s growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Introduced in 2014, the Cannes LionHeart is an honorary award, presented to an individual who…

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First 100% biodegradable PG tips tea bags in stores

PG tips tea bags will be made with new plant-based material that is 100% renewable and biodegradable. PG tips tea bags will be made with new plant-based material that is 100% renewable and biodegradable The first run of tea bags made with the new material are ready to hit the shelves from next week PG tips working to make all tea bags from 100% plant based material by the end of the year Today PG tips is announcing the latest step in its journey to improve the impact of products…

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Unilever discloses fragrance ingredients online for its home care and personal care brands

Unilever progresses with its transparency initiative by disclosing fragrance ingredients online in Europe. Unilever is going beyond labelling requirements by disclosing fragrance ingredients online in Europe, starting with France and the UK.The move builds on the commitment Unilever made last year, to build trust in its brands by providing in-depth product and ingredient information for its home care and personal care products. The transparency initiative launched in 2017, saw the introduction of a new “What’s in our Products” section on Unilever websites, to provide information beyond the label such as…

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Unilever announce they will not invest in online platforms that create division

Unilever CMO, Keith Weed, has called on the industry to collectively build trust back into our systems and society; and announced a new commitment to cut investment in platforms which breed division. In his keynote speech at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting in Palm Desert, Keith Weed demanded the industry work together to improve transparency and rebuild consumer trust in an era of fake news and toxic online content. Extracts of the Speech “For consumers 2017 was the year of mobile video and voice. However for the industry, if it…

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