Our approach to sustainability

We are making sustainable living a driver of everything we do. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is the blueprint for growing our business sustainably.

Sparkle iconIn November 2010 we launched the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which outlines our goal to grow the business while reducing our environmental footprint and increasing the positive contribution which we make to society. The Plan sets out a range of targets to achieve by 2020 and in April 2012 we published this, our first report on progress against the targets in the Plan.

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Message from our CEO Paul Polman

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How to grow sustainably is the biggest challenge facing companies everywhere.

Our sustainability strategy

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We believe growth and sustainability go hand in hand

Independent assurance

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Deloitte LLP provides limited assurance on ten environmental and occupational safety performance indicators.

External commentary

Our external advisers – the Unilever Sustainable Development Group – share their views on Unilever's progress.