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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Unilever to acquire 75% of Italian personal care business Equilibra

    London/Rotterdam - Unilever announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 75% stake in the Italian personal care and wellbeing business, Equilibra.

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  • 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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  • Unilever calls on industry to increase trust, transparency and measurement in influencer marketing

    Cannes, France - Unilever CMO, Keith Weed, today announces that the company is pushing for greater transparency in the influencer marketing space to combat fraud in the digital ecosystem; create better experiences for consumers; and improve brands’ ability to measure impact.

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  • Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC announce Consent Solicitations

    London/Rotterdam - Unilever N.V. (“NV”) and Unilever PLC (“PLC”) (each, an “Issuer” and together, the “Issuers”) today announce invitations to holders of the outstanding notes listed in the table below (each a “Series” and together, the “Notes”) to consent to certain modifications of the terms and conditions (the “Conditions”) of the relevant Series and related programme documents in connection with the proposed simplification of the dual-parent structure of the Unilever Group (being NV, PLC and their group companies) under a new single parent company, New NV, by approving an extraordinary resolution of the holders of such Series (an “Extraordinary Resolution”), all as further described in the Consent Solicitation Memorandum prepared by the Issuers dated 30 May 2018 (the “Consent Solicitation Memorandum” and each such invitation in respect of a Series, a “Consent Solicitation”). Capitalised terms used in this notice and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings given to them in the Consent Solicitation Memorandum.

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  • Notification of changes to Vice-Chair/SID and membership of Board Committees

    London/Rotterdam – Unilever today announced that following the 2018 AGMs the Boards have appointed Youngme Moon as Unilever’s new Vice-Chair/Senior Independent Director (SID). Youngme Moon joined the Boards in 2016 and brings unique perspectives into strategy and brand innovation in the digital economy. In addition, the Boards have appointed Vittoria Colao as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He is a renowned international business leader and has served on Unilever’s Compensation Committee since 2015.

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