Unilever says no to ‘normal’ with new positive beauty vision

Unilever has announced it will eliminate the word ‘normal’ from all of their beauty and personal care brands’ packaging and advertising, as part of the launch of our new Positive Beauty vision and strategy. Positive Beauty, which sets out several progressive commitments and actions for our beauty and personal care brands, including Dove, Lifebuoy, Axe and Sunsilk, will champion a new era of beauty which is equitable and inclusive, as well as sustainable for the planet. Using Unilever’s world class innovation and technology, Positive Beauty will also help to drive…

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Unilever to seek shareholder approval for climate transition action plan

The Unilever Board has announced the intention to put its climate transition action plan before shareholders and seek a non-binding advisory vote on the company’s ambitious emissions reduction targets and the plans to achieve them. The plan will set out the company’s climate strategy to reduce emissions within its operations, through its value chain, as well as describe how the company is managing risks and meeting consumer needs connected with climate change and societal responses to it. It is the first time a major global company has voluntarily committed to…

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Unilever commits to help build a more inclusive society

Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of commitments and actions to help build a more equitable and inclusive society by raising living standards across its value chain, creating opportunities through inclusivity, and preparing people for the future of work. Unilever’s main commitments include: Ensuring that everyone who directly provides goods and services to the company earns at least a living wage or income, by 2030 Spending €2 billion annually with suppliers owned and managed by people from under-represented groups, by 2025 Pioneering new employment models for our employees, and equipping…

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Unilever and Innova Partnerships one step closer to self-cleaning surfaces

Unilever and Innova Partnerships have launched a joint venture biotechnology company, Penrhos Bio, to commercialise a technology that means self-cleaning surfaces could become a reality. The world first breakthrough has come with the introduction of an organic compound called Lactam which can block, or prevent, bacteria and mould on everyday surfaces. This patented technology, which Unilever has been researching for over 10 years, is developed from natural chemicals in seaweed biology and has the potential to be used in a range of situations – from preventing fungal growth in washing…

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Unilever makes progress on its sustainable packaging goals

Unilever, owner of brands including Dove, Seventh Generation and Magnum, continues to make progress towards its ambitious commitments for a waste-free world, despite the challenging environment created by Covid-19. Unilever’s commitments remain unchanged and the company has significantly stepped up its use of recycled plastic. Last year, Unilever became the first major consumer goods company to commit to an absolute plastic reduction across its portfolio. By 2025, the company confirmed it will halve its use of virgin plastic by reducing its use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes…

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