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View news and features about Unilever's operations and activities around the world - including updates on how we are working towards our Sustainable Living Plan targets.

Unilever named world’s fifth most desired employer

19/10/12 - Unilever has been ranked the world’s fifth most desirable company to work for in a survey by professional networking site LinkedIn.

Employees lend a hand

11/10/12: Unilever is mobilising its employees during October and November 2012 to take part in a company-wide programme of activities to improve the lives of people around the world.

Unilever sponsors 15th annual Women’s International Networking Conference

11/10/12 - Unilever is putting women at the forefront of its vision for a better, more sustainable future.

Unilever joins Every Woman Every Child

24/09/12 - Unilever has announced ambitious commitments to save millions of lives in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa after signing up to the UN-led initiative Every Woman Every Child.

Unilever helps bring art education to 45,000 children

17/09/12 - More than 45,000 schoolchildren from 47 countries are benefitting from a Unilever-sponsored programme which connects communities through the exchange of art and ideas.

Unilever reaches Facebook milestone

14/08/12 - More than 1 million fans are following our global Unilever Facebook profile.

Unilever joins forces against hunger

12/08/12 - On the day of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, CEO Paul Polman took part in a high-level meeting urging the world to take decisive action before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio to transform the life chances of millions of children by improving their nutrition.

Groundbreaking YouTube initiative airs Ramadan shows

26/07/12 - For the first time ever this Ramadan, millions of viewers around the world will be able to watch more than 50 premium Ramadan shows the same day they air on TV through a new dedicated YouTube channel.

The brands that make our business

19/06/12 - You might know our brands by name – but how much do you know about how they started out, where they’re sold, what you can do with them and what they stand for when it comes to sustainability? Find out in our new brands section.

Unilever delivers sustainable growth message at Rio

29/06/12 - Unilever engaged with world leaders at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Unilever receives C K Prahalad Award for leadership in sustainability

28/06/12 - Judges honoured Unilever and its CEO Paul Polman for matching a bold vision of long-term capitalism with equally impressive action on sustainability through its Sustainable Living Plan.

Unilever leads call on food security at G20 Summit

20/06/2012 - 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

13/06/12 - Unilever’s Chief Marketing & Communications Officer has been presented with the Marketing Society’s prestigious award

Pro-democracy leader visits Unilever Thailand

31/05/12 - 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.

Research award launched in China

24/05/12 - 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.

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Axe launches its fragrance for women

25/01/12 - Axe is launching a new fragrance – Anarchy – which will be marketed in different versions for men and women.

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

04/11/2011 - 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.

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.

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

30/08/11 - Unilever is working with Disaster and Emergency relief partners to determine the best way to assist in East African relief efforts.

Pureit launches in Mexico and Brazil

23/08/11 - Pureit, Unilever’s in-home water purifier, is now bringing safe, affordable drinking water to homes in Mexico and Brazil.

Magnum nets one million Facebook fans

12/07/11 - 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.

A centenary of science

04/04/11 - 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.

Coffee retailing in India

31/03/11 - 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.

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

18/11/2010 - Chief R&D Officer Geneviève Berger features in Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Can consumption become sustainable?

09/11/10 - 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

14/10/10 - 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.

Unilever stresses commitment to UK

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

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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