"There is no business case for enduring poverty and runaway climate change."
Paul Polman, CEO Unilever
A sustainable business plan
We want our business to grow but we recognise that growth at the expense of people or the environment is both unacceptable and commercially unsustainable. Sustainable growth is the only acceptable model for our business.
Our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP)
is central to our business model. It sets out how we’ll decouple our growth from our environmental impact, while at the same time increasing our positive social impact.
Our USLP has three big goals:
- Help more than a billion people to improve their health and wellbeing.
- Halve the environmental footprint of our products.
- Source 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably and enhance the livelihoods of people across our value chain.
Working with others to build a brighter future
We know that our products must be sustainable at every stage in their life-cycle, not just in our factories. That means working with others, including our suppliers, consumers, governments, NGOs and other businesses to help create the major changes that are needed to address the biggest challenges facing our world.