Making Sustainable Living common place

Unilever is a purpose-driven company. We aim to make sustainable living commonplace.

Corporate responsibility

We are committed to conducting our operations with integrity and with respect for the interests of our stakeholders.

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Unilever at a glance

  • People

    167 000

    employees at the end of 2010.

  • Nationalities

    22

    nationalities among our top tier managers.

  • Opportunities

    53%

    of our business comes from emerging markets.

  • Countries

    180

    in which our products are sold.

  • R&D

    €928m

    spent on R&D worldwide in 2010.

  • Environment

    12 years

    as sector leader of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes.

Making sustainable living commonplace

Making sustainable living commonplace

We work to create a better future every day, with brands and services that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Find out more in our Annual Report & Accounts. Link to the Investor Centre.

Flora pro-activ spread

Flora pro-active spread

Flora pro-activ spreads contain plant sterols, an active ingredient clinically proven to significantly lower cholesterol absorption.

It's all good

Streets Fruttare

Streets Fruttare Frozen Fruit Smoothies.

Unilever worldwide

  • Europe

    Ice cream technology is being explored at Colworth, UK.

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  • North America

    Professor David Julius of UCSF was awarded the Unilever Science Prize for his for breakthrough research.

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    Unilever Science Prize 2007

  • South America

    Unilever Brazil ranks among the top three companies Brazilian students want to work for.

  • Africa

    Hixonia Nyasulu, South African entrepreneur and businesswoman, is a non-executive director and member of the Unilever Board.
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  • Asia

    Unilever bought its first batch of sustainable palm oil from United Plantations in Malaysia in November 2008.

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  • Europe

    Unilever is investing €100 million in a new manufacturing facility in Tula, south of Moscow.

  • New Zealand

    What Kiwis think all kids should do before they're 10. More about Persil