Unilever Food Solutions - Sustainable Living Commitments
We focus on four areas where we can make the difference.
- Improve Health & Well-Being
Help chefs to make meals healthier, tastier and more enjoyable
- Increase Food Safety
Support chefs to improve food safety in the kitchen
- Reduce Food Waste
Help chefs run a more efficient kitchen and reduce their waste
- Sustainable Sourcing
By 2020, source 100% of our agriculture raw materials sustainably
The UK Plastics Pact
Joining forces to help reduce plastic waste.
Unilever is a founding member of The UK Plastics Pact, an ambitious multi-stakeholder initiative, led by WRAP, which aims to transform the plastic packaging system in the UK and keep plastic in the economy and out of the ocean.
With a broader commitment, to ensure 100% of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 and to increase the use of recycled plastic content in packaging.
- Eliminating problematic or unnecessary single-use plastic packaging through redesign, innovation or alternative (re-use) delivery models.
- 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable
- 70% of plastic packaging effectively recycled or composted
- 30% average recycled content across all plastic packaging
Are you wise to your Food Waste?
Food Waste costs our foodservice and hospitality industry £2.9bn every year
The Wise Up On Waste tool helps kitchens to track their food waste, identify problem areas and highlight potential cost savings.
Take action to reduce your waste and indentify savings.
Call our Customer Engagement Team on 0800 783 3728 (option 1) for more information.
Unilever’s Green Aspirations
Our sustainability goal is to source 100% of agricultural raw materials by 2020.
“Business with purpose.”
This short sentence is the powerful driving force behind the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) - our blueprint for decreasing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact, while continuing to grow business and profits.
We want to help create a world where everyone can live well within the natural limits of the planet. We’re putting sustainable living at the heart of everything we do, including our products, our behaviour and our partnerships with others.
Our brands and products
Our brands impart confidence, and offer balanced nutrition and good hygiene. We are making our products accessible and affordable to consumers, wherever they live – and we’re creating new products that make life better.
How we behave
To protect the earth’s resources, we source our products carefully. We treat people fairly and respect their rights, so employees, suppliers and communities all benefit from working with us.
Working with others
We are working with others to create transformational change beyond our business, while our brightFuture campaign is motivating millions of people to take small, everyday actions that together make a big difference.
Why are we concerned about sustainability?
We are living in a world where temperatures are rising, water shortages are frequent, food supplies are increasingly scarce, and the gap between the rich and poor is widening. Additionally, populations are growing fast, making basic hygiene and sanitation even more of a challenge.
At Unilever, we’ve seen first-hand how these conditions are affecting people and families around the world. As a business, we’re also seeing how these changes are destabilising markets, making raw materials more difficult to source, and causing price fluctuations in commodities.
As a socially-responsible organisation, we believe it is our duty to be a part of the solution. By mapping out our priorities and making sustainability as important as profitability, we are ensuring the longevity of our organisation, our communities, and the health of our planet.
It’s a big goal but an achievable one – with the partnership and support of our stakeholders, partners, and customers.
Join us on our journey in promoting sustainability throughout the globe.