Reports and publications

We publish many documents and reports about our sustainability activities.

Main publications

Our online Sustainable Development Report 2010 provides an update on the topics we have defined as our most material issues. It covers an account of our social, economic and environmental performance during the year as well as setting out the targets in our Sustainable Living Plan.

In previous years we have also produced a short printed document – our Sustainable Development Overview – to complement our website report. In November 2010 we announced and published our Sustainable Living Plan in print and online. For this reason we have not produced a printed version of our Sustainable Development Report for 2010.

Our vision is to create a better future and our Sustainable Living Plan commits us to three significant outcomes by 2020:

  • To help more than one billion people take action to improve their health and well-being

  • To halve the environmental footprint of the making and use of our products

  • To source 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably.

We will publish our first update on progress on our Sustainable Living Plan in 2012.

Our Global challenges – local actions series, published a few years ago, still provides an insight into how we worked with partners to achieve mutual goals on our journey towards sustainability. Examples include training Indian women to become rural entrepreneurs, tackling iodine deficiency in Africa through our Annapurna brand, and improving ice cream cabinet technology in Europe.

Further down the list you'll find corporate responsibility reports from some of our local operations and studies to understand our wider impacts as a company in Indonesia, South Africa and Vietnam. Other information on our homecare market, such as innovations in detergents, is also included.

Using the navigation on the left, you can also view a back catalogue of publications from previous years that shows how our reporting has developed. Copies of our earlier Sustainable Development Reports and separate Social and Environmental reports can be found here.

Reports

Inspiring Sustainable Living: Expert Insights into Consumer Behaviour & Unilever’s Five Levers for Change

Format Title Date File size
PDF Unilever’s Five Levers for Change (November 2011) 22/11/2011 2504.9Kb

Unilever Sustainable Living Plan 2010

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PDF Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (November 2010) 28/10/2010 3661.4Kb
www.sustainable-living.unilever.com
   

Sustainable Development Overview 2009

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PDF Sustainable Development Overview 2009: Creating a better future every day 17/03/2010 5285.3Kb

Global challenges - local actions series

Agriculture

Format Title Date File size
PDF Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code (2010) 04/05/2010 712Kb
PDF The Colworth Farm Project: Putting Sustainable Agriculture to the Test (2005) 05/01/2006 2251.3Kb
PDF Growing for the Future: Unilever and Sustainable Agriculture. 3rd edition (2005) 09/12/2005 3673.2Kb
PDF Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Special Report: Cultivating Sustainable Agriculture, 2001 05/11/2001 655.6Kb
The following publications provide details of our sustainable agriculture lead programmes:
PDF The Farmer Field School project: Growing sustainable tea in Kenya (2009) 10/03/2010 4670.8Kb
PDF Sustainable Palm Oil: Unilever takes the lead (2008) 29/05/2008 191.3Kb
PDF Sustainable winter oilseed rape (2007) 23/04/2007 2270.2Kb
PDF Sustainable Tomatoes – Good Agricultural Practice Guidelines (2004) 26/02/2004 1585.5Kb
PDF Sustainable Palm Oil: Good Agricultural Practice Guidelines (2003) 26/02/2003 787.1Kb
PDF Sustainable Spinach – Good Agricultural Practice Guidelines (2003) 21/07/2003 829Kb
PDF Growing For The Future – Tomatoes: For a Sustainable Future (2003)- 21/07/2003 1101.5Kb
PDF Growing For The Future – Spinach: For a Sustainable Future (2003) 10/03/2003 532.3Kb
PDF Sustainable Vining Peas – Good Agricultural Practice Guidelines (2003) 21/07/2003 997.7Kb
PDF Tea - A Popular Beverage (2003) 09/10/2002 435.2Kb
PDF Sustainable Tea – Good Agricultural Practice Guidelines (for large tea estates) (2003) 30/09/2002 685.4Kb
PDF Sustainable Tea – Good Agricultural Practice Guidelines (for small farmers) (2003) 30/09/2002 239.3Kb
PDF Palm Oil: A sustainable future (2002) 06/08/2002 309.5Kb
PDF In pursuit of the sustainable pea (2002) 12/06/2002 1740.8Kb

Water

Climate change

Biofuels

Format Title Date File size
PDF Promoting Sustainable Biofuels (October 2007) 17/10/2007 4413.5Kb

Sustainable packaging

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PDF Sustainable Packaging (2009) 24/11/2009 2917.8Kb

Responsible marketing

Format Title Date File size
PDF Unilever Global Principles for Food and Beverage Marketing 20/12/2010 352.9Kb

Home care

Country reports

Brands

Format Title Date File size
PDF Together for Child Vitality Annual Report 2010 29/03/2011 2634.4Kb
PDF Lifebuoy Way of Life Annual Review 2008-9 15/03/2010 3298.4Kb