Unilever opens new global Foods Innovation Centre on Wageningen campus

Unilever has invested €85m in the new center, named ‘Hive’ for its location amidst leading academic research centres, start-ups and external partners. From Hive, Unilever will lead its global Foods innovation programs for brands like Knorr, Hellmann’s, The Vegetarian Butcher and Calvė. Areas of research will include: plant-based ingredients and meat alternatives, efficient crops, sustainable food packaging and nutritious foods. Together with its partners, Unilever aims to transform the food industry into a healthy and sustainable system, driving innovations that are healthier for people and for the planet. Alan Jope,…

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Winner of 2019 Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards announced

Unilever and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership announced that Emmanuel Emodek, founder of digital platform ChapChap, has been chosen from eight winning entrepreneurs as the recipient of this year’s HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneurs Prize. ChapChap is a digital platform that helps small businesses balance the books and keep track of transactions all from their very own smartphone. Half of all small and medium businesses in Africa fail because of poor book-keeping, a lack of inventory management, and bad business practices. With SMEs accounting…

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Unilever honoured by the Humane Society of the United States for industry-leading work to end animal testing

Unilever has received the Corporate Consciousness Award at the 2019 To the Rescue! New York 10th Anniversary Gala, hosted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The award recognises Unilever’s work to end animal testing, including the company’s longstanding collaborations with the HSUS and Humane Society International (HSI).   Unilever has been developing alternatives to animal testing for assessing product safety for more than 30 years, and collaborating with leading scientists and policymakers to facilitate their adoption around the world. Last year, it became the first of the…

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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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