Unilever joins Evenbreak with commitment to improve workplace inclusion for people with disabilities

Unilever has announced it will now advertise all available job vacancies in the UK and Ireland on Evenbreak, a specialist job site run by and for people with disabilities.   Whilst the World Health Organisation estimates there are over a billion people currently living with disabilities, in the business world today only 4% of businesses are focused on making offerings inclusive of disability. Unilever, which has an ambition to become the number one employer of choice for people with disabilities, is committed to adapting recruitment processes and the workplace environment…

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Bango launches 100% recycled and recyclable bottle in Indonesia

As the pioneer brand in sweet soy sauce, Bango has been complementing authentic Indonesian dishes since 1928. But now the brand is on a new sustainable mission: to switch to 100% recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Bango is Unilever’s first Foods & Refreshment brand in their South East Asia and Australasia region to launch this innovation. Deployment of the new bottles for the 275ml and 135ml products started in August. The change will apply to 33 million bottles and reduce over 500 tons of plastic waste every year. The launch…

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Unilever achieves 100% renewable electricity across five continents

Unilever have announced that its factories, offices, R&D facilities, data centres, warehouses and distribution centres across five continents are now powered by 100% renewable grid electricity.    As far as possible, Unilever’s transition to renewable electricity has been delivered through supporting the development of local renewable energy markets, with 38% of its grid electricity supplied through corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and green electricity tariffs. Where it has not been feasible to do this, Unilever has purchased Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) – openly-traded certificates linked to renewable electricity generation. Sam…

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Comfort explodes purpose into pop culture with own TV show

Comfort Brazil and Unilever Entertainment have brought the laundry brand’s purpose of #LongLiveClothes to life in a prime-time TV show all about sustainable fashion How’s your wardrobe? Everything in its place or bulging at the seams? Whatever its current status, research says most of us only wear one-third of the clothes that are in there, and yet we’re purchasing more clothes than ever before. The average consumer is buying 60% more clothes than they did in 2000, with 26% of 16–24-year-olds buying clothes two or three times a month. We’re…

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Time for tea: Unilever publishes full global list of Tea Suppliers

Unilever, the world’s largest tea company, is set to bring unprecedented levels of transparency to the industry by publishing its list of tea suppliers for the first time.   Unilever buys 10% of the world’s tea supply, enough to make 272,000 cups every minute; and supports a workforce of more than 1 million people in 21 different countries (including India, Kenya, Rwanda, Japan, Argentina, Vietnam and Australia). The landmark move to increase transparency in the industry covers all black and green tea (Camellia Sinensis) sourced by Unilever. This supplies the…

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