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Unilever leads call on food security at G20 Summit

CEO Paul Polman is spearheading a group of business leaders from the fast-moving consumer goods industry and international non-governmental organisations, calling for action on food security.

Keith Weed named Marketer of the Year

Unilever’s Chief Marketing & Communications Officer has been presented with the Marketing Society’s prestigious award

Sustainable business finalists announced

Ben & Jerry’s has picked 15 finalists in its competition to find the brightest sustainable business minds in Europe.

Pro-democracy leader visits Unilever Thailand

Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar and Nobel Peace Prize winner, visited Unilever Thailand’s Minburi factory.

May 2012

Research award launched in China

24/05/2012: Unilever to support students who study more responsible uses of chemicals.

Unilever marks World Water Day 2012 with a new programme in Bangladesh

26/03/2012: World Water Day on 22 March marked the start of building work on a Unilever-backed programme to provide safe drinking water for communities in Bangladesh.

Unilever becomes global sponsor of new Fox TV drama

27/02/12: Unilever is partnering with 20th Century Fox’s new TV drama Touch to be its global sponsor in a first-of-its-kind worldwide collaboration.

Ben & Jerry’s seeks sustainability entrepreneurs in €10,000 competition

13/02/12: Ben & Jerry’s "Join Our Core" competition aims to find the best sustainability start-up companies in Europe.

Axe production line

Axe launches its fragrance for women

Axe is launching a new fragrance – Anarchy – which will be marketed in different versions for men and women.

Timotei production line

Timotei launches first certified organic range, free from parabens, colourants and sulphates

13/01/12: Timotei has long been renowned for its natural credentials. Now forty years after the launch of its natural herb extract shampoo, it’s introducing the first certified organic range from a prominent mass-market brand.

Shower study could help cut waste

09/01/12: New study shows a shower can use more water and energy than a bath

Unilever tops Climate Counts Company Scorecard

08/12/11: Unilever has topped this year’s Climate Counts Company Scorecard, a global league table which rates businesses on their environmental initiatives.

Unilever launches innovative corporate app for investors

01/12/2011: Unilever unveiled today a breakthrough corporate app for investors, at its annual Investor Relations seminar, in Turkey. The app, developed by The App Business, is the first of its kind to offer investors live access to split-screen live results videos and presentations, interactive share price charts and a customisable investor dashboard.

Protecting employees with HIV

01/12/2011: In recognition of world AIDS day on 1 December Unilever reinforces its commitment to the care and protection of employees living with the disease.

Guardian & Unilever host debate on sustainable living

14/11/11: How can consumers be inspired to turn positive intentions into action?

Fortune magazine names Unilever among the 25 Top Companies for Leaders

4/11/2011: The business magazine interviewed executives from 182 businesses around the world to find out how they inspire colleagues to reach their full potential

Low-carbon cooking in South Africa

02/11/11: Unilever brand Rajah has given away thousands of Wonderbag cooking devices, reducing dependency on open-fire stoves.

Former Unilever Chairman Morris Tabaksblat passes away aged 74

24/10/11: Morris Tabaksblat, former Unilever Chairman, passed away on 20 October after a long illness. He was 74.

Ben & Jerry’s wins Good Egg Award

24/10/2011: Ben & Jerry’s has used free-range eggs in its ice creams since 2005, as part of its commitment to animal welfare.

Global Handwashing Day

14/10/2011: Global Handwashing Day aims to raise the profile of handwashing and its health benefits.

Sanitation for South Africa’s schools

13/10/2011: A school toilet refurbishment project in KwaZulu-Natal means that learners no longer have to skip lessons because of substandard sanitation.

Dirt is good for young film-makers

06/09/2011: Surf Excel is helping India’s youngest Bollywood directors attract a global audience on YouTube.

Leading the way in sustainability

04/09/2011: Unilever has topped the Food Producers sector in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 13th year running.

Dove Nutri-Oil transforms dry hair

03/09/2011: Dove Nourishing Oil Care is bringing salon-quality hair oil to its consumer range with a revolutionary new formula.

Paul Polman adressing the One Young World Summit 2011

Paul Polman speaks at One Young World

01/09/2011: CEO outlined Unilever’s commitment to building a better world at the One Young World Summit 2011.

Unilever responds to East Africa crisis

30/08/2011: Unilever is working with Disaster and Emergency relief partners to determine the best way to assist in East African relief efforts.

From smallholder to sustainable supplier

23/08/2011: Unilever and Oxfam are working together on a groundbreaking five-year project in Azerbaijan – aiming to explore the best ways of including smallholder farmers in the supply chain.

Pureit launches in Mexico and Brazil

23/08/2011: Pureit, Unilever’s in-home water purifier, is now bringing safe, affordable drinking water to homes in Mexico and Brazil.

Ben & Jerry’s wins Good Dairy Award

04/08/2011: Ben & Jerry’s is the first winner of the Compassion in World Farming’s Good Dairy Award.

Lifebuoy partnership for newborn health

04/08/2011: Lifebuoy has announced a new public-private partnership aiming to reduce the risk of infection among newborn babies.

Lipton’s sustainable tea in Turkey

12/07/2011: Unilever’s Lipton brand has launched a Sustainable Tea Agriculture project in Turkey, benefiting farmers and consumers.

Magnum nets one million Facebook fans

12/07/2011: Magnum’s Facebook page is dedicated to celebrating pleasure and has won fashionable fans around the world.

Sourcing sustainable tea in China

29/06/11: Unilever is set to support tea farmers in China’s Yunnan province through sustainable trade and training.

Improving access to banking in India

29/06/11: Unilever is partnering the State Bank of India to bring entry-level banking to low-income people across the country.

Solar heaters for South African homes

17/06/11: A Unilever sustainability initiative is providing solar water heaters for 2,000 low-income homes near Durban.

Vaseline celebrates skin stories

10/05/11: From a first kiss to a fond hug, Vaseline’s Facebook fans are sharing stories of the link between skin and emotions.

A centenary of science

04/04/2011: Unilever’s Port Sunlight R&D laboratory in the UK has been honoured by the world-renowned Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for its 100-year contribution to science.

Can low-salt food taste good?

31/03/2011: Too much salt in our diet is linked to serious health problems such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease. But removing salt from food can affect its flavour.

Coffee retailing in India

31/03/2011: Building on the success of Bru, India’s leading coffee brand, Hindustan Unilever recently opened its first ever coffee outlet in Mumbai – The Bru World Café.

Helping with healthy choices

22/02/2011: Unilever in the UK sponsored the Change4Life Swapathon, a scheme helping people switch to healthy food choices.

Accelerating sustainable agriculture

06/02/2011: Unilever is backing the New Vision for Agriculture, a global partnership for sustainable agricultural growth.

Ben & Jerry’s wins Salute to Greatness

19/01/2011: Ben & Jerry's has been presented with the Annual Salute to Greatness Award from the Martin Luther King Junior Center for Non-violent Social Change in the US.

Unilever 'Most Admired Company of 2010'

03/12/2010: Unilever has been named the Most Admired Company of 2010, in a poll from top UK business magazine, Management Today.

R&D head ranked in prestigious poll

Chief R&D Officer Geneviève Berger features in Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Can consumption become sustainable?

09/11/2010: On Monday 15 November at 9.30am (GMT), Unilever is running a live webcast on this crucial question with a panel of experts.

Global Handwashing Day 2010 embraces social media

14/10/2010: Global Handwashing Day, co-founded by Lifebuoy, is being celebrated for the third time on 14 October.

Unilever’s Pakistan appeal

13/08/2010: Unilever is providing €1 million in cash donations, food and hygiene products following devastating floods in Pakistan.

Unilever named 'Company of the Year'

07/07/2010: Unilever has been named ‘Company of the Year’ for the positive impact it has on communities, environments, marketplaces and workplaces around the world.

Unilever’s brands win at Cannes

02/07/2010: Unilever wins 13 awards and Advertiser of the Year at Cannes

CEO speaks out on sustainability at major UN event

25/06/2010: Paul Polman explains why the world is at a tipping point.

A breakthrough in the fight against climate change

24/06/2010: Unilever and Tesco lead industry commitment to end deforestation at the Consumer Goods Forum Summit.

Unilever named Advertiser of the Year

25/05/2010: The organisers of the 57th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival have named Unilever as this year’s Advertiser of the Year.

Smile Machine

Ice cream served with a smile

20/05/2010: Unilever launches the world’s first smile-activated vending machine, rewarding great grins with delicious ice cream.

Unilever stresses commitment to UK

11/02/2010: Unilever remains committed to the UK and has no plans to move.

Closeup of Ben & Jerry’s Fairtrade Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream

Ben & Jerry’s commits to Fairtrade

18/02/2010: Ben & Jerry’s announced it will switch to Fairtrade-certified ingredients by 2013.

Fraudulent website - Unilever Foundation

06/11/2009: We are taking legal action against a fraudulent website purporting to be acting on behalf of Unilever.

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