Enhancing livelihoods

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Supporting economic development

Our business contributes to the economic well-being of many communities across our value chain, whether through employment, training or linking into our extended supply chain.

In developing and emerging markets we have an even greater impact on livelihoods. This is because our supplier and distribution networks involve millions of smallholder farmers, distributors and retailers, many of whom are women.

Our big goal

By 2020, we will enhance the livelihoods of millions of people as we grow our business.

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Our big goal

Understanding Our Economic Impacts

Unilever’s deep roots in emerging markets mean we can make a valuable contribution to economic development in these countries.

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Understanding Our Economic Impacts

Fairness in the Workplace

Respecting and, where necessary, protecting the rights of all those who work with us  ̶  in every location and country and in every role.

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Fairness in the Workplace

Opportunities for Women

Empowering 5 million women in our own operations, across our value chain and in the communities where we operate.

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Opportunities for Women

Inclusive Business

Further improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, and creating opportunities for small-scale retailers and young entrepreneurs.

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Inclusive Business