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Unilever’s Sustainable Living Brands Pay Off With Big Growth

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Brands Pay Off With Big Growth

Unilever reports that its “sustainable living” brands grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of its turnover growth. This marks the fourth consecutive year of growth for these brands.

Unilever ‘Sustainable Brands’ Grew 30% Faster Than Other Brands in 2015

Unilever ‘Sustainable Brands’ Grew 30% Faster Than Other Brands in 2015

About half of Unilever’s growth last year came from its sustainable living brands, which grew 30 percent faster than the rest of the company’s business, according to the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan annual progress report. The company defines sustainable living brands as those that “integrate sustainability into both their purpose … Read more »

How Unilever, GE, Ikea Turn a Profit from Sustainability

How Unilever, GE, Ikea Turn a Profit from Sustainability

At least nine companies globally generate a billion dollars or more in revenue annually from sustainable products or services — those that focus on sustainable living and/or are produced sustainably, according to The Guardian. The nine companies are: Unilever, General Electric, Ikea, Tesla, Chipotle, Nike, Toyota, Brazilian beauty company Natura … Read more »


Unilever Pledges ‘Carbon Positive’ Operations

As the COP21 climate change summit starts in Paris today, Unilever has announced it will become “carbon positive” in its operations by 2030. The company says it will achieve this goal by: Sourcing 100 percent of its energy across its operations from renewable sources by 2030. Sourcing all electricity purchased … Read more »


Unilever ‘Sustainable Brands’ Growing Twice as Fast as its Other Brands

Unilever’s “sustainable living brands” — brands that Unilever says contribute to environmental and social sustainability — accounted for half the company’s growth in 2014 and grew at twice the rate of the rest of the business, according to CEO Paul Polman. The company says it is on track to meet … Read more »


Unilever Develops Climate-Friendly Freezer

Unilever scientists have developed emissions-reducing point-of-sale freezer technology to replace current models that already deliver energy reductions of up to 50 percent. The next-generation ice cream freezer cabinets are capable of a 70 percent energy reduction, using a 2008 baseline. Once rolled out the new model has the potential to … Read more »


Unilever Packaging Technology Uses 15% Less Plastic

Dove Body Wash bottles will contain at least 15 percent less plastic as a result of a sustainable packaging technology launched by Unilever. The company says it intends to widen the availability of this technology to be used more broadly across the industry. The MuCell Technology for Extrusion Blow Moulding … Read more »

Unilever Sustainably Sourcing 36% of Agricultural Raw Materials

Unilever says it is sourcing more than a third of its agricultural raw materials sustainably, putting the global consumer goods and food company closer to its target of 100 percent by 2020. With 36 percent now sourced sustainably, Unilever has exceeded the interim milestone of 30 percent it set itself … Read more »

Unilever Moves Zero-Waste Goal Five Years Closer

More than half of Unilever’s factories achieved the goal of sending no waste to landfill in 2012, prompting the company to speed up by five years its goal of zero waste to landfill by 2020. By the end of 2015, Unilever’s 252 factories worldwide will not sent any non-hazardous waste … Read more »

Unilever Taps Eco Inventors Via Online Platform – Again

Unilever has released a new set of challenges via its Open Innovation online platform. The company is asking inventors across the globe to help find technical solutions to three problems that it says will reduce the environmental impact of its more than 400 brands. In March 2012, the company initially … Read more »

Unilever to Remove 23 Million Vehicle Kilometers from UK Roads

Unilever has said it will reduce the distance its trucks drive on Europe’s roads by around 200 million kilometers annually by the end of 2014, compared to 2010 levels, as part of a project partially funded by the EU. The company says its new transport management scheme will remove 23 … Read more »

Unilever to Use Carrotmob ‘Buycotts’ to Promote Sustainability

Unilever has partnered with Carrotmob, a nonprofit that uses consumer spending to influence businesses’ environmental impacts, to create sustainability campaigns. Over the next two years, the global consumer goods company whose more than 400 brands include Ben & Jerry’s, Dove and Q-tips will work with Carrotmob to implement the organization’s … Read more »

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