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Paul Polman, Unilever CEO
Unilever sustainable living plan


On any given day, 2 billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life – giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future.

Great products from our range of more than 400 brands give us a unique place in the lives of people all over the world.

Making sustainable living commonplace.
When consumers reach for nutritionally balanced foods or indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps that combat disease, luxurious shampoos or everyday household care products, there’s a good chance the brand they pick is one of ours. Seven out of every ten households around the world contain at least one Unilever product.

Whatever the brand, wherever it is bought, we’re working to ensure that it plays a part in helping fulfil our purpose as a business – making sustainable living commonplace.

A sustainable business plan
We want our business to grow but we recognise that growth at the expense of people or the environment is both unacceptable and commercially unsustainable. Sustainable growth is the only acceptable model for our business.

Our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is central to our business model. It sets out how we are growing our business, whilst reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact.

Our USLP has three big goals:

Help more than a billion people to improve their health and wellbeing.
Halve the environmental footprint of our products.
Source 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably and enhance the livelihoods of people across our value chain.

Working with others to build a brighter future
We know that our products must be sustainable at every stage in their life-cycle, not just in our factories. That means working with others, including our suppliers, consumers, governments, NGOs and other businesses to help create the major changes that are needed to address the biggest challenges facing our world.

Unilever vision
Unilever has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. We believe this is the best long-term way for our business to grow.

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