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Unilever’s Clean Futures commitment

Here at Unilever we understand the world is changing, and with that we need to change.

We’re reimagining the future of cleaning, asking for products that are tough on germs and also environmentally friendly. With billions of people using our products around the world, we want to be a part of the solution, not the problem. We have always thought of ourselves as ground breakers in sustainable innovation, but we know we have to do more. Whether that be moving towards reusable shopping or changing to more environmentally sustainable ingredients in our products. Change is coming to ensure a clean future.

With improvements in science and technology we are able to provide you with products that are kinder to the planet and premium in quality. The best of both worlds.

Environmentally friendly products

We have done this by focusing on innovation and with the ingredients we use in our products. Within our Home Care brands the ingredients are the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. So, we decided we needed to do something different, change what’s in our products and have a clean future.

With our revolutionary products and creative ideas, we will transform some of our most loved and respected brands. In doing this we will lower our carbon footprint, lower our waste, while at the same time improve the quality of our products. These products will use renewable or recycled carbon sources and will see Unilever move away from fossil fuels. In doing this we will be at the forefront of the fight against climate change, helping preserve, restore and regenerate the earth’s natural resources. This is our part in moving towards a clean future.

Our targets to ensure a clean future

We have made bold targets in our aim to ensure a clean future. In Home Care we aim to replace all of the fossil fuel dependent products with recycled carbon or renewable formulations by 2030. We’ve also already committed to:

  • Achieving a deforestation-free supply chain by 2023.

  • Ensuring net zero carbon emissions from all our products, from cradle to shelf, by 2039.

  • Halving the greenhouse gas impact of our products across their lifecycle by 2030.

  • Aiming to make our product formulations biodegradable by 2030.

  • Halving our use of virgin plastic packaging, helping to collect and process more plastic packaging than we sell, ensuring all our plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and using at least 25% recycled plastic in our packaging, also by 2025.

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