Unilever and PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) reach agreement to accelerate production of sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

Unilever and Indonesian government-owned palm oil plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in Indonesia to support local mills and smallholder farmers to produce palm oil according to the standards of no deforestation, no development on peat and no exploitation of people and communities (NDPE). This produce-protect partnership will help farmers to increase their yields and improve their livelihoods. As part of the partnership, PTPN will provide Unilever access to its mills and its supplying farmer base. Unilever will support the mills…

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Unilever calls for accelerated industry action on packaging waste

Unilever today called for the consumer goods industry to step-up its efforts to tackle the mounting challenge of ocean plastic waste and create a circular economy for plastics. One year after Unilever made its industry-leading commitment to ensure 100% of its plastic packaging was fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, CEO Paul Polman welcomed news that 10 companies have made similar pledges. He urged more to step forward to accelerate the industry’s progress towards the circular economy and address plastic leakage into the world’s natural systems including waterways and…

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Unilever in the UK publishes gender pay gap data

Unilever in the UK has today published its gender pay gap results Median pay gap for Unilever in the UK is -2.2% Unilever UK Limited (UK specific operations, including factories) median pay gap is -1.3% Unilever UK Central Resources Limited (global functions based in the UK) median pay gap is 14.9% Unilever in the UK has today published its gender pay gap results in line with the government’s Gender Pay Gap regulations introduced in April this year. Unilever in the UK’s overall results are broadly balanced, with the median hourly…

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Unilever to acquire Schmidt’s Naturals

Unilever today announced an agreement to acquire Schmidt’s Naturals, a personal care company based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2010 by Jaime Schmidt, Schmidt’s Naturals started as a deodorant brand and has extended its offering to bar soap and toothpaste. Schmidt’s natural deodorants include award-winning formulas derived from plants and minerals. Its most popular variants include Charcoal + Magnesium, Rose + Vanilla, Lavender + Sage, as well as fragrance-free offerings. “Schmidt’s Naturals is a strong, innovative brand in the fast-growing natural category, and nicely complements our existing portfolio of US…

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Unilever to acquire Sundial Brands and creates New Voices Fund

Unilever today announced an agreement to acquire Sundial Brands, a New York-based personal care products company. Sundial Brands is a leading haircare and skincare company recognized for its innovative use of high-quality and culturally authentic ingredients. Sundial’s brands include SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage, Madam C.J. Walker and nyakio™. Since its founding in 1991, Sundial has championed inclusive beauty and has served the unmet needs of consumers of color through its robust innovation pipeline, product offerings and purpose-driven business model. Through its Community Commerce business model, B Corp and Fair for Life…

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