Unilever in the UK publishes 2023 Gender Pay Report

Unilever have published their gender pay results for the seventh year, in line with the government’s Gender Pay regulations introduced in April 2017. As required by government regulation for gender pay reporting, more detailed figures from our two main employing entities in the UK have been published. These are Unilever UK Limited, representing our UK specific operations, including factories, and Unilever UK Central Resources Limited, representing our global functions based in the UK and primarily reflecting our central office and research labs. We’ve also chosen to share overall ‘Unilever in…

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Unilever launches first UK regenerative agriculture project with British farmers

Unilever has launched its first regenerative agriculture project in the UK, working with farms that grow mustard seeds and mint leaves used in Colman’s products. This is the latest regenerative agriculture project from Unilever, building on global programmes that have seen the adoption of Unilever’s Regenerative Agriculture Principles (PDF 8.34 MB) to grow ingredients in Hellmann’s and Knorr products in the United States, France, Spain, Argentina and Italy. Globally, through the Climate & Nature Fund, Unilever have an ambitious roadmap in place to invest in regenerative agriculture practices on 1.5 million hectares of land…

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Unilever partners with Be My Eyes to introduce AI-assisted cooking

Unilever has partnered with the accessibility app specialist Be My Eyes, the developer of accessibility solutions apps that connects people who are blind or low-vision to a world network of volunteers and AI-powered virtual assistance, to expand their use of AI technology to add powerful new tools to the cooking experience of their products for shoppers who are blind or have low vision. The new partnership builds on addition of on-pack Accessible QR (AQR), developed by computer vision specialists Zappar, to Unilever’s Persil and Colman’s products in the UK last…

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Mind the gap: tool provides action plans advancing gender equity

Unilever and the International Center for Research on Women have created a Gender Equity Assessment Tool. It’s designed to measure the impact of our sustainability initiatives in empowering women and provide tailored action plans to accelerate progress. Of the many gains to be had from advancing gender equity, none are clearer than the financial benefits for the world’s GDP and global business’s bottom line. Estimates from the World Bank Group suggest that if women had the same lifetime earnings as men, global wealth would increase on average by $23,620 (€22,392) per…

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“Toilet Loss” in schools costs $1.9bn finds Economist Impact study

Launched for World Toilet Day, the research supported by Unilever, identifies urgent need for school toilet maintenance. The cost of neglecting toilets has now hit $1.9bn in lost infrastructure, with an additional hidden economic cost estimated at over $10bn. But an extra cent per education dollar would help countries get clean and safe toilets for all school children by 2030. Nearly 540 million children globally go to a school with no usable toilet, affecting them physically and emotionally during crucial education years. New research from Economist Impact reveals that almost…

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