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  • Female farmers in Tanzania

    New partnership to catalyse economic growth and alleviate poverty

    February 2015: Unilever has joined Acumen and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership in an initiative that aims to improve the livelihoods of as many as 300,000 smallholder farmers and their communities in Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Gain partnership

    Improving health and nutrition for 2.5 million farmers

    February 2015: Unilever and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), have created a global Nutrition Intervention Programme to help improve the health and nutrition of 2.5 million people in rural communities.

  • Paul Polman at the World Economic Forum, January 2015


    January 2015: Unilever joined others to help shape the agenda on pressing global issues

  • Unilever employees recycling factory waste

    Eliminating landfill waste

    January 2015: We have achieved a key sustainability goal of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill from our global factory network



    Find out how four years of collaboration with Oxfam have helped increase smallholder yields and improve livelihoods while strengthening Unilever’s supply chain

  • Two men in a food bank in Europe

    Unilever fights food waste and hunger

    December 2014: Unilever is helping to tackle food waste and hunger across Europe through a three-year partnership with the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA)

  • Trees in the Amazon rainforest

    Unilever leads sector in addressing deforestation

    November 2014: Unilever has been recognised as a joint sector leader for corporate action on tackling deforestation in CDP’s latest Global Forests Report, published on 11 November

  • Unilever ranks among the climate performance A List

    Unilever included in CDP climate performance ‘A’ List

    October 2014: Unilever has been recognised as a world leader for corporate action on climate change in the global CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) 2014, published on 15 October

  • Climate change

    Unilever voices support for climate change action

    September 2014 – We are at the point where the cost of inaction is greater than the cost of actively combating climate change, says Unilever’s CEO Paul Polman, following the publication of ‘The New Climate Economy Report’ on 16 September

  • Sun shining through the trees

    Unilever tops industry group in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

    September 2014 - Unilever has been named leader of the Food, Beverage and Tobacco industry group in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review - one of only 24 companies to be named as industry group leaders

  • Tastes of Africa

    Encouraging communities across Africa to create healthier meals

    August 2014: Unilever joined international nutrition experts at the African Nutrition Epidemiology Conference to discuss the challenges of improving African diets and encouraging behaviour change around health and well-being

  • Palm oil worker

    Good progress against sustainability targets

    April 2014: Unilever is making good progress against its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan targets

  • Paul Polman

    Paul Polman delivers Grantham Institute for Climate Change Annual Lecture

    April 2014: It is within our power to eradicate poverty, eliminate disease and create a fairer world. But all that depends on our ability to respond to climate change, CEO Paul Polman said in his address at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change

  • Waste recycling in a Unilever factory

    Zero waste

    75% of our factories no longer send non-hazardous waste to landfill sites, a significant step forward from 20% just three years ago

  • Jakarta washing their hands with Lifebuoy soap

    Lifebuoy accreditation

    Lifebuoy is the first-ever soap to receive the Royal Society for Public Health’s (RSPH) new accreditation status for campaigns

  • Tree inspection

    Unilever helps launch Global Forest Watch

    February 2014: Unilever has joined with a group of more than 40 partners to launch Global Forest Watch, a dynamic online monitoring and alert system to help protect forests worldwide

  • Knorr stock cubes

    Salt reduction - from awareness to action

    March 2014 - As one of the world's largest food manufacturers, Unilever is playing its part in helping to tackle some of the biggest public health challenges

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