I’m Wall’s is a programme that helps train people – once distant from the job market – to run their own mobile cart selling ice creams. Now, it’s providing an extra serving of happiness by helping vendors work with local people to make their community spaces lovely places to be.
At times of crisis and emergency, Lifebuoy regularly steps in with product donations to the population affected. But soap is just the first step to preventing widespread illness. The brand is now taking its role to the next level.
From the farmers who pick our tea leaves to the shoppers who choose our brands and our employees, we aim to empower women at every point of our value chain. To mark International Women’s Day today, here are just a few examples of how we’re working with them to do so.
Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award winner Sabrina Habib set up Kidogo to provide high-quality, affordable day care in Nairobi’s urban slums. Here, she explains how and why she started the business, and the ups and downs of being a social entrepreneur.
Eric Smeding is leading a home-grown Unilever start-up which wants to change how people use detergent. His dosage device may see consumers using less of what we sell – but in a more sustainable way. He shares what he’s learnt about taking a disruptor product to market.
Nine Unilever brands have unveiled reusable packaging innovations, including new product formats. These will be trialled on LOOP™, a global, first-of-its-kind, waste-free shopping system launched today. Our Chief R&D Officer, David Blanchard, explains how it all works.
Like many countries, Brazil is developing its waste collection infrastructure. This is essential to produce good quality Post-Consumer Resin (PCR), which feeds back into the manufacturing process, thus ‘closing the loop’ and creating a circular economy for plastic packaging.