Unilever

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With over 400 brands, being the world’s third largest consumer-goods company and with a reach over 190 different countries, Unilever will be joining the Erasmus Sustainability Days during the Enactus Speaker Series on the 22nd of March.

It is our aim to make sustainable living commonplace. We are developing new ways of working to ensure growth of our business and local communities. We meet an ever increasing demand for more sustainable products and work towards a better future for everyone. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan will help us to double the size of our business while reducing our environmental impact and increasing our positive social impact. We also work in partnership so that we can help to change things on a global level: deforestation and climate change; water, sanitation and hygiene; and sustainable agriculture and small-scale farmers“.

In 2010, Unilever launched the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which will contribute in doubling the size of the business while reducing the company’s environmental impact and increasing its positive social impact. The company formulated three main goals, in which by 2020 it will:

  • Improve the health & welfare of over one billion people
  • Cut in half the environmental impact of its products
  • Raise the living standards of millions of people who work in the company’s entire value chain

Every brand of the company has its mission to reach that goal. Furthermore, the company is looking over to three long-term projects:

  • The company is aiming to fabricate 100% clean energy in their operations by 2030: “We want to eliminate fossil fuels in our operations and contribute to the generation of more renewable energy than we consume”. Check more about their 2030 goal here.
  • The launch of the Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development – key role for business in sustainable development. Check more about its launch in January 21st 2016 here.
  • Logistics focus sights on liquefied natural gas: Unilever’s logistics organization in Europe brings its recent proposal to operate more sustainable in practice with the introduction of trucks on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Check more on the story here.

In essence, Unilever has a sustainable vision and mission in mind, confirming that the company is taking part in the change. Sign up now and “Be part of the change” together with Unilever at the Erasmus Sustainability Days.

They will take part to the Enactus Speaker Series between 15.00 and 17.00 on the 22nd of March. Save the date.