Unilever’s growing evidence that Sustainability Drives Growth

Unilever has published its summary of progress of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan – Four years on, in a report called “Scaling for Impact; Summary of Progress 2014”.

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This report provides an overview of Unilever’s sustainability approach and actions in Africa from 2010 till 2014. The updates are supported by data on key priority areas such as Improving Health and Wellbeing, Reducing Environmental Impact and Enhancing livelihoods.

To view the full report click here. (PDF | 8MB)

Some of the key highlights of the report include:

Helping 397 million people improve their health and hygiene habits

Achieving zero waste to landfill in all factories across 67 countries

Sustainable sourcing of 55% of agricultural raw materials used

Over €400 million saving through the Eco programme

Collaboration and genuine Partnership to drive whole system change. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is Unilever’s strategic response to the unprecedented challenges the world faces. It sits at the heart of our business strategy and serves as our blueprint for sustainable growth. As a global company, Unilever leverages the full scale of our resources to build tailored-solutions that work for Africa. We believe our brands can make a difference to the lives of the 800+ million people on the continent and that sustainable brands drive better business. 

Four years on, the Sustainable Living Plan continues to inspire us to grow in line with our purpose to make sustainable living commonplace. We are making progress against tough targets. Our actions are helping us to reduce costs, take waste out of the system and drive innovation that is making a positive difference to the social and environmental challenges facing us all.

Soromidayo George Corporate Affairs Director

Unilever PLC,
1, Billingsway, Oregun,
P.O. Box 1063, Ikeja,

Tel: +234 1 279 3000


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