Ten years ago, Unilever committed to making sustainable living commonplace through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. This meant looking at the impact of our products across our value chain – including how they were designed, sourced and made.
In supply chain, our goal was to transform our manufacturing processes, from ensuring environmental care through compliance, measuring our impact on the planet and minimising overconsumption and inefficiencies in energy, water and waste.
This has enabled us to reduce our carbon footprint; to replace fossil fuels with green forms of energy; to find ways to source and reuse water; and to journey towards a waste-free world. In short, to build sustainability into our manufacturing DNA.
It has taken commitment, ingenuity and hard work by thousands of people across our manufacturing supply chain.
We’ve captured just a few of the stories highlighting the progress our factories have made in the past decade in a short film – from achieving 100% renewable energy use (and in some instances generating surplus power for the markets and communities we serve) to finding smart ways to harvest rainwater to create a more secure water supply for factory use.