Disclosures about the Company Profile

This table provides an overview of our reporting against GRI G3 requirements for company profile.

Level of disclosure

For each of these elements we state whether Unilever’s reporting covers the requirements fully (F) or partially (P). Here we provide links or signposts to where this information can be found either in our online Sustainable Development Report (SDR) 2010 or in our Annual Report and Accounts (ARA) 2010.

Where core indicators are not deemed as material to our business for this year, we have marked this as NM (not material). Where we currently do not have information in our public reporting to answer a requirement we mark this as NA (not available). We will continue to review the availability of information in our reporting at Group level to meet stakeholder interests on our most important impacts.

Key

F = Full coverage
P = Partial coverage
NA = Not available
NM = Not material

GRI G3 requirements

Level of reporting

Comment / Links

Strategy & analysis

1.1 Statement from the most senior decision maker of the organisation about the relevance of sustainability to the organisation and its strategy

F

SDR: Message from our CEO

ARA: Chief Executive Officer's review 

 

1.2 Description of key risks and opportunities

F

ARA: Outlooks and risks

 

Organisational profile

2.1 Name of the organisation

F

ARA: The Unilever Group

2.2 Primary brands products and/or services

F

ARA: Our brands

SDR: Our business at a glance

SDR: An overview of our impacts

2.3 Operational structure of the organisation

F

ARA: Financial statements, Principal Group Companies and non-current investments

ARA: Financial review 2010

SDR: Our business at a glance

2.4 Location of organisation's headquarters

F

ARA: Shareholder information - Contact details

 

2.5 Number and name of countries where the organisation operates

F

ARA: Financial statements - Principal Group Companies and non-current investments

SDR: Our business at a glance

 

2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form

F

ARA: Corporate Governance

 

2.7 Markets served

F

ARA: Financial review 2010

ARA: Financial statements, Principal Group Companies and non-current investments

 

 

2.8 Scale of reporting organisation

F

ARA: Our brands

ARA: Operational highlights

SDR: Our business at a glance

SDR: An overview of our impacts

 

2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure or ownership

F

ARA: Financial Review 2010 - Acquisitions and disposals

ARA: Financial Review 2010 - Basis of reporting

 

2.10 Awards received in the reporting period

F

SDR: Awards & recognition

 

Report parameters

3.1 Reporting period for information provided

F

2010

3.2 Date of most recent report

F

Sustainable Development Report 2010 (published March 2011)

3.3 Reporting cycle

F

Annual

3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents

F

Contact us

3.5 Process for defining report content

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting

 

3.6 Boundary of the report

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting

 

3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope of the report

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting

SDR: Basis of reporting (pdf)

 

3.8 Basis for reporting

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting

SDR: Reducing environmental impacts, Eco-efficiency in manufacturing

SDR: Basis of reporting (pdf)

 

3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting

SDR: Reducing environmental impacts, Eco-efficiency in manufacturing

SDR: Basis of reporting (pdf)

 

3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such restatement

F

SDR: Environmental sustainability, Eco-efficiency in manufacturing

 

 

3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary or measurement methods applied in the report

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting

 

 

 

3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report

F

GRI G3 Index

3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking independent assurance for the report

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting

SDR: External assurance & commentary, Assurance

Governance, Commitments & Engagement

4.1 Governance structure of the organisation including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks such as setting strategy or oversight for the organisation

F

ARA: Corporate governance

SDR: Sustainability strategy, Governance

 

 

4.2 Indicate if the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer and if so their function within the organisation's management and the reasons for this arrangement

F

Chair of highest governance body is not an executive officer see ARA: Corporate Governance, Our Directors

 

4.3 For organisations that have a unitary board structure state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive directors

F

ARA: Corporate governance

4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body

F

ARA: Corporate governance, Our shareholders

 

4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers and executives (including departure arrangements) and the organisation's performance (including social and environmental performance)

F

ARA: Corporate governance, Directors remuneration report

 

4.6 Processes of the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided

F

ARA: Corporate governance, Director matters, Conflicts of interest

 

4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organisation's strategy on economic, environmental and social topics

F

ARA: Corporate governance, The Boards, Appointment of directors

 

4.8 Internally developed mission and values statements, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental and social performance and the status of their implementation

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Values and standards

 

4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organisation's identification and management of economic, environmental and social performance, including the identification and management of relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct and principles.

F

ARA: Corporate governance, The Boards

ARA: Corporate governance, Report of the Corporate Responsibility and Reputation Committee

 

4.10 Processes for evaluating the performance of the highest governance body, particularly with respect to economic, environmental and social performance

F

ARA: Corporate governance, The Boards

4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organisation

F

SDR: Addressing consumer concerns, Confidence in safety

SDR: Reducing environmental impacts, Environmental management system

 

4.12 Externally developed, economic, environmental and social charters, sets of principles, or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or which it endorses

F

SDR: Addressing consumer concerns, Advertising & marketing

SDR: Addressing consumer concerns, Confidence in safety

SDR: Employees, Respecting rights

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Engaging with stakeholders

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Engaging with stakeholders Publick policy engagement

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting, UNGC index

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting, MDGs index

SDR: External assurance & commentary, GRI index

4.13 Significant memberships

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Engaging with stakeholders

SDR: Addressing consumer concerns, Confidence in safety, Working with others

SDR: Reducng environmental impacts, Water, Working with others

SDR: Reducing environmental impacts, Climate Change, Working with others

SDR: Nutrition, Working with others

SDR: Health & hygiene Working with others

SDR: Reducing environmental impacts, Sustainable, agricultural Sourcing, Working with others

SDR: Reducing environmental impacts, Packaging, Working with others

 

4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by organisations

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Engaging with stakeholders

 

4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders to engage

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Engaging with stakeholders

 

4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Engaging with stakeholders

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Reporting

 

4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement and how the organisation has responded to those key issues and concerns, including through its reporting

F

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Engaging with stakeholders

SDR: Sustainability at Unilever, Responding to stakeholder concerns

SDR: Reducing environmental impacts, Sustainable agricultural sourcing, Biodiversity

SDR: Reducing environmental impacts, Climate change, Combating deforestation

SDR: Reducing environmental impacts, Sustainable agricultural sourcing, Sustainable palm oil, Working with suppliers