Presentation on theme: "Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. 167,000 employees Operations in 100 countries Sales in over 180 countries Half our sales in D&E countries Unilever is."— Presentation transcript:
Unilever Sustainable Living Plan
167,000 employees Operations in 100 countries Sales in over 180 countries Half our sales in D&E countries Unilever is a global company
People know us by our brands
Sustainable agriculture programme 1990sToday
The business case for sustainability
In Unilever we see no conflict between sustainable consumption and business growth. Quite the opposite. The business case for growing our company sustainably is compelling: - A growing number of consumers are asking for it - Retailers increasingly demand it - It fuels our product innovation - It helps us grow our markets around the world - And, in many cases, it saves money
Consumers want it Sustainably sourced products are growing A more sustainable brand is a more desirable brand
Consumers want it Consumers around the world want reassurance that the products they buy are sustainably sourced and protect the earths natural resources. A growing number are choosing to buy brands such as Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM Lipton tea, Ben & Jerrys Fairtrade ice cream and Small & Mighty concentrated laundry detergents. A more sustainable brand is often a more desirable brand.
They need our support to achieve them Customers want it Many retailers have their own sustainability goals
Customers want it Many retailers have sustainability goals of their own. They need the support of suppliers like Unilever if they are to achieve them. We share our expertise in areas such as sustainable agriculture and lifecycle analysis. This collaboration is broadening and deepening the relationships we have with our customers.
volume of total sourcing (%) Our top 10 agricultural raw materials Source: % total Unilever agricultural volume 2009
Sustainable Sourcing Targets Our targets for Sustainable Sourcing: By 2020 we will source 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably (50% by 2015) We will focus first on our top ten agricultural raw material groups (around 70% of our raw material volumes). This includes dairy Cage-free eggs: We aim to move to 100% cage-free eggs for all our products, including Ben & Jerrys ice cream and Hellmanns, Amora and Calvé mayonnaises
Animal Welfare Animal Welfare is included in the Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code. This code covers practices that all our suppliers should strive to achieve. We encourage our suppliers to participate in initiatives to define good animal welfare practices and improvement programmes in the countries and/or regions where they are sourcing, processing and marketing products from animal origin. We will include animal welfare criteria for eggs and dairy ingredients in our sustainable sourcing programme. Our long-term ambition is to purchase all our animal- derived ingredients from sustainable sources.
Good Eggs for Hellmanns 2009: Hellmanns moved to cage-free eggs across Western Europe March 2010: we changed the Hellmanns Light recipe to use exclusively cage-free eggs in the US and Canada May 2010: we announced a move to use free- range eggs in Europe