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Water scarcity is a growing concern around the world, particularly in developing countries where much of our future growth is expected to come from.
To grow our business sustainably we need to reduce the total amount of water used across our value chain, especially in water-scarce regions. In November 2010 we made a commitment to halve the water associated with the consumer use of our products by 2020 as part of our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.
Our approach covers reducing water in agriculture, manufacturing and the water associated with consumer use.
Our water strategy
Halving the water associated with the consumer use of our products by 2020.
Targets & performance
Our products rely on water at all stages of their lifecycle.
Our water footprint
Laundry, skin and hair products account for over three-quarters of our water footprint.
Water use by consumers
Collaboration with others on water efficiency and quality helps us achieve our goals.
It is increasingly clear that lack of access to clean water and sanitation in many parts of the world causes great suffering in humanitarian, social, environmental and economic terms, and seriously undermines development goals.
The CEO Water Mandate
An eight minute power shower uses nearly twice as much energy and water as taking a bath
Unilever's Sustainable Showering Study