Our approach to sustainability

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Making Progress in 2013

Three years into our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman explains how we are making progress and driving change.

In April 2014 we published our online Unilever Sustainable Living Report for 2013 detailing our performance against USLP targets for the period 1 January to 31 December 2013.

Our Strategy

Unilever has, from its origins, been a purpose-driven company. Today our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace.

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Our Strategy

Plan Summary

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan sets out to decouple our growth from our environmental impact while increasing our positive social impact.

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Plan Summary

Embedding Sustainability

In order to realise sustainable growth, we are integrating sustainability into our strategy, brands and innovation.

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Embedding Sustainability

Values & Standards

Unilever is a winning company and we are committed to winning with integrity.

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Values & Standards

Our Governance

Strong governance structures enable us to deliver our Plan and draw on relevant expert input.

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Our Governance

Reporting Our Progress

We have been reporting on our sustainability performance since 1996.

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Reporting Our Progress