Sustainable living

Unilever Sustainable Living Plan 2012

Putting sustainability into the heart of our business model.

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Improving health & well-being

USLP health

By 2020 we will help more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being.

Reducing environmental impact

USLP environment

By 2020 our goal is to halve the environmental footprint of the making and use of our products as we grow our business.*

Enhancing livelihoods

USLP livelihoods

By 2020 we will enhance the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people as we grow our business.

† In our 2011 Progress Report we presented our people and workplace targets as a standalone set of targets. In 2012 we incorporated these into our commitments.* Throughout this section our environmental targets are expressed on a ‘per consumer use’ basis. This means a single use, portion or serving of a product. We have taken a lifecycle approach with a baseline of 2008.+ In seven water-scarce countries representing around half the world’s population.

"The Plan pushes us to think ahead, reducing risk and making the business more resilient for the long term." Paul Polman, Unilever CEO, April 2013