Purpose & principles

Unilever's Corporate Purpose states that the only way to achieve sustainable growth and long-term value creation is to adopt the highest standards of corporate behaviour towards all our stakeholders.

A code by which we live & work

The aspirations set out in our Corporate Purpose are underpinned by our Code of Business Principles. The Code describes the operational standards for all employees worldwide. The commitments in the Code drive our approach to governance and corporate responsibility.

We have also introduced a code of business principles for suppliers. Called the Business Partner Code, it contains 10 principles that are aligned with our Code of Business Principles and with external standards such as ILO International Labour Standards and ISO 14001.