Climate change is now a climate crisis. We have a plan to take us to net zero emissions by 2039. We’re transitioning to renewable energy across our operations, finding new low-carbon ingredients and expanding our plant-based product range.
Planet & Society
We’re a company of brands and people with a clear purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace.
And we’re determined to prove that our purpose-led, future-fit business model delivers superior performance.
The Unilever Compass is our strategy to deliver growth that is consistent, competitive, profitable and responsible.
Our business simply will not prosper without a healthy planet and society.
We’ve set out an ambitious sustainability agenda to tackle the issues that our consumers and stakeholders care deeply about – such as climate change, plastic pollution and inequality.
We’re harnessing our brands, our people and our partners to create lasting positive impact – on the world and our business.
Find out more about our progress so far.Read more about the Unilever Compass
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The Unilever logo on a glass building with a city reflected in it.
A range of different vegetables being harvested.
People cooking a range of nutritious food.
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Children from different countries playing and laughing.
A woman holding a picture of a rich green forest stood amongst piles of cut down trees.
Improve the health of the planet
The urgency of our work to tackle climate change, reduce plastic waste and protect nature has never been greater. Our ambitious commitments are making an impact and helping our brands grow.
Nature is our biggest ally. We’re on a mission to build a nature-positive future. We’re working to eliminate deforestation from our supply chain and to protect and regenerate land, forests and oceans.
Today’s throwaway culture must end. We’re working to keep waste in the economy and out of the environment through ambitious goals to reinvent the way we use plastic packaging and reduce food waste.
Improve people’s health, confidence and wellbeing
We’re uniquely placed to improve the health, hygiene and nutrition of millions of people across the world every day. Through our purpose-led brands and products, and by tackling the barriers that hold people back, we can help people realise their potential while growing our business.
Everyone deserves access to good food. Future Foods is our bold commitment to help people transition towards healthier diets, reduce the environmental impact of the food chain and grow our plant-based product portfolio.
Health inequalities and social exclusion have no place in the world. We’re determined to use the scale and reach of our brands and programmes to improve people’s health, wellbeing and inclusion.
Contribute to a fairer, more socially inclusive world
To increase equity across society, we aim to become a beacon of diversity and inclusion, raise living standards in our value chain, create opportunities for small businesses and under-represented groups and help prepare people for the changing future of work.
We’ve set ourselves the ambition of becoming a beacon for diversity and inclusion. We’re using our business and influence to break down barriers and create opportunity in our workplaces, our supply and distribution chains, and in society at large.
We believe that business can help tackle social inequality and we’re determined to raise living standards throughout our value chain. Millions of people depend on Unilever to earn a living so we’re working to ensure that prosperity is shared more fairly.
The future of work isn’t just about data, robots and algorithms – it’s really about people. We see meaningful work as everyone’s right. We’re taking big steps to equip our own people and others for the future.
Our responsible business fundamentals underpin our Compass strategy. We have strong values and clear policies and standards to ensure our employees not only do things right but also do the right thing.
The world changes fast – and some of those changes put human rights in jeopardy. In our own operations, and through all our business relationships, we have a deep and unfaltering commitment to respect and promote all internationally recognised human rights.
We are committed to transparent sustainability reporting. Find out about our approach to reporting and more on our performance.