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Walmart and Unilever announce forest sustainability initiatives at the Global Climate Action Summit

London / Bentonville – Today, at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA, Unilever committed to supporting work in Sabah, Malaysia as part of the strategy to achieving a deforestation free supply chain and further reducing emissions. Unilever will help sustainably certify 60,000 hectares in Sabah, Malaysia as part of a programme led by Forever Sabah, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia and PONGO Alliance. Sabah is pushing to certify 100 percent of the state’s palm oil production to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification by 2025. According to WWF, this will help to reduce 17 million metric tonnes of CO2e in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Unilever named industry leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

In the 20th year of participating in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), Unilever has been named as the leader in the 2018 Personal Products industry. The result means Unilever continues to be included in DJSI World, a global investment index which tracks leading sustainable companies.

Share Buy-Back Programme – Update July 2018

London/Rotterdam – On 19 April 2018, Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. announced their intention to buy back shares with an aggregate market value equivalent of up to €6 billion, in line with the Group’s objective of targeting a net debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.0x and our intention to return the expected after-tax proceeds upon completion of the Spreads disposal to shareholders, unless more value-creating acquisition alternatives arise.

Unilever completes the sale of its Spreads business to KKR

London/Rotterdam - Unilever announced today that, further to the announcement made on 15th December 2017, it has completed the sale of its Spreads business to KKR. Unilever also announced today that it has completed the sale of its Spreads business in Southern Africa to Remgro and the related acquisition of Remgro’s interest in Unilever South Africa.

Unilever receives positive opinion on health claim for tea from the EFSA

London/Rotterdam – Unilever, the world’s leading tea company, today announced that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a positive opinion on the company’s evidence that black tea improves attention. This makes Unilever the first company in the EU to receive a positive scientific opinion on a health claim for tea from the EFSA.

Unilever calls on content creators & distributors to eradicate stereotypes

Cannes, France – Unilever is calling on content creators and distributors to act now to eliminate outdated stereotypes. The move marks the latest step in the company’s industry-leading Unstereotype initiative, which launched two years ago with the aim of eliminating harmful and diminishing portrayals of people across advertising.

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