Our approach to sustainability

Our goal

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, first launched in November 2010, sets out a range of targets to achieve by 2020 and in April 2013 we published our year two progress report against the targets in the Plan.

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We are making sustainable living a driver of everything we do. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is the blueprint for growing our business sustainably.

CEO review

A review of the year two progress report from Unilever's CEO Paul Polman.

Paul Polman, Unilever CEO, speaking at a conference

CEO review

Operational highlights

We continue to make good progress in transforming into a sustainable growth company.

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Operational highlights

Our compass strategy

We call our business strategy ‘the Compass’, since it sets out a constant path for Unilever.

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Our compass strategy

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

We aim to be a trusted corporate citizen, respected for the values and standards by which we behave.

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Values & standards

Our governance

Our strategy is supported by company-wide governance and management structures.

Unilever Chairman Michael Treschow in South Africa

Our governance