Unilever in the UK

We've been serving the UK for more than a century & our mission is to meet everyday needs for nutrition, home hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. 

Getting more out of life

In fact 16 of our 40 brands are market leaders including Persil, Dove, Magnum, Flora, Marmite, Lynx - and you can find our products in the kitchens, fridges, freezers and bathrooms in nine out of every ten UK homes.

Unilever's origins in the UK date back to 1885 when William and James Lever launched Sunlight, the world's first branded and packaged laundry soap. London is home to one of our two global headquarters, the other being in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. We have two global research facilities at Port Sunlight and Colworth, as well as manufacturing sites and distribution depots dotted around the UK.

With annual UK sales of around 2 billion euros, we go to great lengths to ensure that that we build on and maintain the trust between our business and the people who buy our products. 

We believe that this trust is earned through the way we care about and contribute to the society – and not just through the benefits our products deliver.  Through employee volunteering, community work and charitable donations, we contribute around £8 million to projects in the UK, including pioneering initiatives in sustainable development, education, the arts, and nutrition and health. These projects include the Persil's Get Creative Campaign, the Unilever Series at Tate Modern in London and the Flora Fit Street campaign.

Related links

Find out how Unilever’s Project Sunlight initiative aims to inspire sustainable living – and how you can play a part.

Our brands

From sumptuous soups to sensuous soaps, our products all have one thing in common. They help you get more out of life.

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