As the world works to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it is critical that businesses lead for trust. Key to this is how we work in closer partnership than ever before, meaning new levels of transparency from all parties.
Of the millions of tonnes of PET plastic produced worldwide every year, just a small fraction is recycled. Now, following the successful pilot of radical new technology by Unilever, we could be on the brink of change. Sanjeev Das, Unilever’s Global Packaging Director for Dressings, tells us more…
This week, Unilever became the first consumer goods company to publicly disclose the suppliers and mills we source from, both directly and indirectly. This marks a major milestone in our continued drive for a more sustainable palm oil industry.
It only took half a century for plastics to move from being a symbol of modern domestic bliss to becoming a magnet for derogatory adjectives. As 8 million tonnes of the material enter the ocean each year, the big question now is how to reconcile plastic’s undeniable functionality with a system that can work long term, avoiding loss of material value and environmental consequences.