The best of both worlds
For generations, we’ve helped remove the dirt and stains that are all part of people living healthier, more enjoyable lives.
While our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our products have been considerable and sometimes ground-breaking, we know we need to do more. On an even bigger scale. Quickly.
This starts with the ingredients we use. These are responsible for the biggest share of greenhouse gas emissions across the lifecycle of our Home Care brands.
So, we’ve come up with a new strategy: Clean Future.
This is how we will transform some of the most popular cleaning and laundry brands in the world to become lower carbon and lower waste, with the same or even better performance.
We will use renewable or recycled carbon sources above the ground to end our dependence on non-replaceable fossil fuels from under the ground.
That, combined with embracing exciting advances in low-carbon chemistry, means we can play our part in the fight against climate change and help to preserve, restore and regenerate the earth’s natural resources.
From what goes into our cleaning and laundry products to the way we package them, we’re changing it all.
The innovation behind the revolution
Through Clean Future, we aim to replace 100% of the carbon derived from fossil fuels in our Home Care formulations with renewable or recycled carbon by 2030. But that’s not all. Across Unilever, we’ve already committed to:
- Achieving a deforestation-free supply chain by 2023.
- Ensuring net zero carbon emissions from all our products, from cradle to shelf, by 2039.
- Halving the greenhouse gas impact of our products across their lifecycle by 2030.
- Aiming to make our product formulations biodegradable by 2030.
- Halving our use of virgin plastic packaging, helping to collect and process more plastic packaging than we sell, ensuring all our plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and using at least 25% recycled plastic in our packaging, also by 2025.