The USLP has improved our business in lasting ways.
It has helped us grow our brands and drive innovation. It has helped us to avoid over €1 billion in costs, by improving water and energy efficiency in our factories, and by using less material and producing less waste. Sustainable sourcing has helped secure our supplies, reducing risk and volatility in our raw material supply chain. And our approach has helped us attract, and retain, the best talent.
One of the USLP’s biggest achievements has been the way our multi-stakeholder model has changed the world around us.
Many of our targets could not be delivered by us acting alone. So we’ve worked with others, developing global partnerships that are driving transformational change in empowering women, protecting forests, improving health, sustainable farming and more.
“It was a really different way of doing business,” says Rebecca Marmot, Unilever’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “It meant not just thinking about consumers and shareholders, it also meant thinking about civil society, NGOs, the UN. We realised that if you orientate business in a different way you can play a massive part in bridging development gaps around the world – and that creates opportunities for business.”
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