Unilever Sees Sustainability Supporting Growth

Building Brands with Purpose, Sustainable Agriculture and Transformational Partnerships Make Significant Contributions to the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan
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Englewood Cliffs, N.J., May 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Four years into its ambitious and wide-ranging Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever globally is making a growing and positive impact on its business in terms of growth, cost efficiency and resilience for the future. At a time when more and more companies are talking about ‘brands with purpose,’ Unilever has put some definition and measurement behind what it calls ‘sustainable living brands’ – meaning brands that contribute to one or more of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan goals and have a sustainable living purpose.

New Rules, New Game: Unilever’s Socially Responsible Brands Boost Profits - The Minute

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Some mainstream economists still question the value of integrating ESG factors into the P&L of companies. Their arguments usually quote Milton Friedman’s ‘60s truism that a corporation's responsibility is to make as much money for the stockholders as possible. They often don’t mention Friedman’s ‘70s qualifier, that those profits are to be made in sync with the basic rules of society, including those of “ethical custom.”

New Report: Major Food Companies Must Adapt to Escalating Global Water Risks

Unilever, Coca-Cola, General Mills Rank Highest Among Food & Beverage Companies in Benchmarking Report; All Agricultural Product & Meat Companies Rank Low
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BOSTON, May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Major U.S. food companies need to adopt far stronger practices to use limited global water resources more efficiently, according to a report released today by Ceres, a nonprofit sustainability advocacy group.

Unilever Releases Infographics to Demonstrate the Interlinkages Between Water and Sanitation

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Unilever believes that water and sanitation is key to sustainable, inclusive development and should be a central part of the new UN global goal framework.

A strong, integrated water and sanitation goal will drive progress across the whole spectrum of economic, environmental and social SDGs – delivering a better future for the planet and all of its people.

Keep America Beautiful, Ad Council Join with Unilever to Encourage Recycling in the Bathroom through 2015 “I Want To Be Recycled” Campaign

Second Phase of National Campaign Targets Nearly Half of Americans (45 percent) Not Consistently Recycling Their Plastic Personal Care Products, through PSAs and Digital Outreach
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NEW YORK, March 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Typical bathroom products like shampoo bottles, toilet paper rolls and toothpaste boxes are significantly less likely to be recycled than kitchen products according to survey results released today by the Ad Council.

Unilever Taps Supply Chain for Smallholder Farmers


Leadership companies are looking at their supply chains not only as a conduit for goods and materials, but also an unbelievable asset to help drive social impact.

Consumer Brands and Investors Attend State Energy Official Meeting to Advocate Clean Energy Policies

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February 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today state energy officials from twelve states, including Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Pennsylvania met with eBay, General Mills and Unilever to discuss corporate adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and the implications for state policy, at the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) 2015 Energy Policy Outlook Conference.

New BSR Board Members: Leaders from Unilever, Merck, Standard Chartered, More


BSR is pleased to welcome four new members to our board of directors: Mark Devadason, Standard Chartered’s group head of sustainability and regions; Karina Litvack; Geralyn Ritter, Merck & Co.’s vice president, global public policy and corporate responsibility; and Unilever Chief Sustainability Officer Jeff Seabright.

Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2014 Calls for a Paradigm Shift in how we do Business

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HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Unilever emerged as the top sustainability leader in the Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2014, published by DNV GL, for the second consecutive year. Holcim, Intel and Nestlé follow tied for second position, with Diageo ranking third.

Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2014 (TVR 2014) assesses the sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies. It evaluates how well companies understand their risks and opportunities, and how prepared they are to create future business value.

#3BLchat – Building Sustainable Supply Chains From Farmer To Unilever


Multinational businesses have a huge impact on the livelihoods of millions of people and communities across their value chains through employment, training or through numerous smallholder farms and lower tier suppliers.

Unilever chose to announce their most recent new partnership with Solidaridad via #3BLchat and to share their reasoning and hopes for their sustainable supply chain future.


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