The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan
Business growth should not be at the expense of people and the planet. That’s why we’re changing the way we do business, and why we want to change the way business is done.
We want to help create a world where everyone can live well within the natural limits of the planet. By using our resources as a business to address issues such as health and hygiene, gender equality, climate change and plastic packaging waste, we are delivering short-term and long-term benefits for our shareholders and society.
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is our blueprint for achieving our Vision to grow our business, whilst decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing our positive social impact.
Launched in 2010, the USLP is driving value for our business, our people and our consumers. It’s creating sustainable growth through brands with purpose, cutting business costs, reducing risks and helping us to build trust – to generate long-term value for the multiple stakeholders we serve.
But we don’t have all the answers and the biggest challenges facing the world cannot be addressed by one company alone. Systems-level change needs collaboration to succeed. That’s why we’re taking action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals as part of our USLP.
Our USLP is made up of three big goals and commitments across nine pillars, supported by targets that span our social, economic and environmental performance across the value chain. It contains stretching targets, including on how people use our products and how we source raw materials.
Each year we publish online a comprehensive account of progress towards these goals in our Sustainable Living Report. You can find a summary of our progress in this section. For more detailed information, please visit the reporting hub on Unilever.com