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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Unilever celebrates 10 years of the Sustainable Living Plan

Unilever has celebrated 10 years of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which is now in its tenth and final year. Alan Jope, CEO, reinforced Unilever’s commitment to making sustainable living commonplace for 8 billion people, and called for collective action to ensure that the crises of social inequality and climate are not neglected in the wake of Covid-19. Speaking at a global virtual event, CEO Alan Jope said, “The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan was a game-changer for our business. Some goals we have met, some we have missed, but we…

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