Unilever to eliminate fossil fuels in cleaning products by 2030

Unilever, a leading manufacturer of cleaning and laundry products, today announces it will source 100% of the carbon derived from fossil fuels in its cleaning and laundry product formulations with renewable or recycled carbon. This move is set to transform the sustainability of global cleaning and laundry brands including Omo (Persil), Sunlight, Cif and Domestos. This new ambition is a core component of Unilever’s ‘Clean Future’, a ground-breaking innovation programme designed by the company’s Home Care division to fundamentally change the way that some of the world’s best known cleaning…

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Unilever and Algenuity partner to explore use of microalgae protein

Unilever and biotech start-up Algenuity are announcing a new partnership to delve into the huge potential microalgae bring in innovating future foods for Unilever’s plant-based portfolio. Algenuity, which specialises in developing microalgae for use in consumer products, will work with the R&D team within Unilever’s Foods and Refreshment (F&R) division to explore ways of bringing foods made with microalgae to the market. Developing alternative protein sources like microalgae represents a significant step forwards in the critical shift needed to an equitable and resilient food system. By 2050, the world will…

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Unilever renews strategic partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation are delighted to announce that the Foundation and Unilever have renewed their Strategic Partnership for a further three years. Unilever, one of the world’s largest fast-moving consumer goods companies, has long supported the global transition to a circular economy and first joined the Foundation as a partner in 2014. The renewed partnership will focus on raising the ambition level in the transition towards a circular economy for plastic in the fast-moving consumer goods sector. It will also focus on building the momentum towards creating a circular…

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Unilever evolves skin care portfolio to embrace a more inclusive vision of beauty

Unilever have announced the next step in the evolution of its skin care portfolio to a more inclusive vision of beauty – which includes the removal of the words ‘fair/fairness’, ‘white/whitening’, and ‘light/lightening’ from its products’ packs and communication. As part of this decision, the Fair & Lovely brand name will be changed in the next few months. Sunny Jain, President Beauty & Personal Care, explains, “We are fully committed to having a global portfolio of skin care brands that is inclusive and cares for all skin tones, celebrating greater…

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Unilever sets out new actions to fight climate change, and protect and regenerate nature, to preserve resources for future generations

Unilever has set out a new range of measures and commitments designed to improve the health of the planet by taking even more decisive action to fight climate change, and protect and regenerate nature, to preserve resources for future generations. Unilever will achieve Net Zero emissions from all our products by 2039. We will also empower, and work with, a new generation of farmers and smallholders, driving programmes to protect and restore forests, soil and biodiversity; and we will work with governments and other organisations to improve access to water…

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