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  • Unilever CEO Announcement: Paul Polman to retire; Alan Jope appointed as successor

    London / Rotterdam - Unilever today announced that CEO Paul Polman has decided to retire from the company. Alan Jope, currently President, Beauty & Personal Care, has been appointed to the position, effective 1 January 2019, with Polman supporting the transition process during the first half of the year.

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  • Unilever and Veolia Sign Collaboration Agreement on Sustainable Packaging

    Three-year partnership will improve waste collection and recycling infrastructure to help create a circular economy for plastics waste

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  • Third quarter results show improved growth across all our divisions

    Today, Unilever announced its results for the third quarter of 2018, which show underlying sales growth increased to 3.8% with growth accelerating across all three Divisions.

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  • Unilever supports calls for a worldwide animal testing ban on cosmetics

    Unilever’s largest personal care brand, Dove, gains PETA cruelty-free accreditation

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  • Statement from the Board of Unilever

    The Unilever Board has withdrawn its proposal to simplify Unilever’s dual-headed legal structure.

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  • Simplification of Unilever – 1 October 2018

    London/Rotterdam - Unilever published the shareholder documentation for its Simplification proposal on 11th September 2018. Since then, some PLC shareholders have sought confirmation regarding a number of governance matters.

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  • Unilever closes acquisition of 75% stake in Equilibra

    Unilever announced today that, further to the announcement made on 25 June 2018, it has completed the acquisition of a 75% stake in Equilibra, the Italian personal care and wellbeing brand.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Simplification of Unilever’s corporate structure

    London/Rotterdam – On 15 March 2018, Unilever announced the next steps in its transformation into a simpler, more agile and more focused business.

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  • 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.

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  • Half-year results show solid performance with some challenging markets

    Today, Unilever announced its results for the first half of 2018, which show a solid all-round performance despite some challenging markets.

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