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  • Unilever partners with Arzeda, harnessing the power of computer-designed enzymes

    London, UK and Seattle, WA. - Unilever and Arzeda, the industry-leading Protein Design Company™, have entered a strategic partnership to apply the latest advances in digital biology to discovering and designing new enzymes. The partnership will impact many of the world’s leading cleaning and laundry products, including Unilever's OMO (Persil), Sunlight, and Surf.

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  • Could the advertising industry be next victim of ‘cancel culture’?

    London - From football to film, the wave of boycotts and ‘cancel culture’ sweeping industries regarded as not diverse and inclusive enough could have the advertising industry in its sights. A new study by Unilever has found that nearly one in two people from marginalised communities – people with disabilities, and Black, Hispanic, Asian, and LGBTQ+ people – feel they have been stereotyped in some way through advertising. The study also highlights that it isn’t just marginalised people who feel the impact: 71% believe stereotypes in media are harming the younger generation, signalling the industry as the latest institution being called upon to step up, or risk people boycotting their products and services.

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  • Unilever to acquire Paula's Choice skincare

    London - Unilever today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire leading digital-led skin care brand Paula’s Choice from TA Associates. Paula’s Choice is a pioneer of science-backed products and direct to consumer (DTC) e-commerce.

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  • Unilever reveals world-first paper-based laundry detergent bottle

    London - Unilever is using a new technology to launch the first ever paper-based laundry detergent bottle. A prototype has been developed for leading laundry brand OMO (also known as Persil, Skip and Breeze) and is set to debut in Brazil by early 2022, with an ambition for roll-out in Europe and other countries soon after. Unilever is also piloting the same technology to create paper-based hair care bottles.

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  • Unilever steps up plant-based protein innovation in partnership with 'ENOUGH'

    London - Unilever has announced that it will partner with food-tech company ENOUGH (formerly 3F BIO) to bring new plant-based meat products to market.

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  • A PETA-Approved way to own your style with Unilever’s TRESemmé

    London, 21 May – One of the biggest names in haircare, TRESemmé, has become the latest Unilever brand to be approved by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Listed as ‘not tested on animals’, TRESemmé is the 24th beauty and personal care brand in Unilever’s portfolio to join PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies list.

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  • Unilever to introduce recyclable toothpaste tubes

    London, United Kingdom – Unilever’s oral care brands including Signal, Pepsodent and Closeup have announced plans to convert their entire global toothpaste portfolio to recyclable tubes by 2025.

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  • First quarter results: operational excellence is delivering improved competitiveness

    Today, Unilever announced its results for the first quarter of 2021. Underlying sales are up 5.7%, reflecting how our continued focus on operational excellence is delivering improved competitiveness.

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  • Unilever to acquire Onnit

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Unilever announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Onnit, a holistic wellness and lifestyle company, based in Austin, Texas (US).

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  • New public-private coalition launched to mobilize more than $1 billion to protect tropical forests and enhance global climate action

    Today at the Leaders Summit on Climate a group of governments and companies announced the LEAF Coalition, an ambitious new public-private initiative designed to accelerate climate action by providing results-based finance to countries committed to protecting their tropical forests. This initiative aims to mobilize at least $1 billion in financing, kicking off what is expected to become one of the largest ever public-private efforts to help protect tropical forests, to the benefit of billions of people depending on them, and to support sustainable development.

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  • World-first laundry capsule in market made from industrial carbon emissions

    London: Unilever has partnered with LanzaTech and India Glycols to produce a surfactant made from industrial carbon emissions instead of from fossil-fuels. The innovative shift in production utilises biotechnologies and a newly configured supply chain between the three partners, who are working together for the first time.

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  • Unilever says no to ‘normal’ with new positive beauty vision

    London - Unilever today announced it will eliminate the word ‘normal’ from all of our beauty and personal care brands’ packaging and advertising, as part of the launch of our new Positive Beauty vision and strategy.

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