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Biodiversity, business and bees

How can you spot future-fit farming? Look for the bees. Over the last ten years, we’ve been working with farmers and smallholders, finding ways both to protect biodiversity and to secure our supply chains. Here’s why.

Average read time: 5 minutes

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AWA, Magnum’s digital ambassador, wearing a yellow headscarf and black and white dress designed by Rebecca Zoro

Meet AWA, Magnum’s digital ambassador for its female empowerment programme

A unique ambassador is announcing Magnum’s upscale of its female empowerment programme for farming communities where it sources much of its cocoa. AWA is an avatar created from the faces of 128 Ivorian women who’ve been positively impacted and have brilliant stories to tell.

Average read time: 4 minutes

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How UFS chefs are serving up waste-free food solutions

Cutting business waste is just one of the ingredients in Unilever Food Solutions’ recipe for a waste-free future. We spoke to chefs Alex Hall in the UK, Audrey Crone in Ireland and Mary Worthington in South Africa to find out how they’re helping reduce waste and increase profit margins in the process.

Average read time: 6 minutes

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Helping suppliers count and cut carbon

We must work together with our suppliers to tackle their greenhouse gas emissions in order to bring our own to net zero. Stella Constantatos, Senior Manager in our Business Operations Sustainability team, explains why.

Average read time: 7 minutes

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Six ways we’re creating impact with our innovations

Our focus on driving bigger, better and more impactful innovation delivered over €1 billion of incremental turnover in 2021, double the delivery in 2020. Here are just a few examples of our innovation in action.

Average read time: 1 minute

Côte d’Ivoire smallholder cocoa farmer breaking up harvested cocoa pods to extract the beans.

Helping smallholder cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire secure land rights

In Côte d'Ivoire, we’re in a partnership that supports cocoa smallholders to gain security of tenure on their land. This is helping to improve their livelihoods, protect the environment and ensure a sustainable source of cocoa for our business.

Average read time: 3 minutes

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Unilever International enters deal to make hotel stays more sustainable

Unilever International has forged a partnership with the InterContinental Hotels Group to supply the guest bathrooms in its Hotels & Resorts with larger packs of personal care products in a move that will significantly cut IHG’s single-use plastic footprint.

Average read time: 3 minutes

A little boy kissing a rabbit on the nose. The image is from Persil's Dirt is Good/Use science not animals campaign.

Safe and sustainable ingredients and products – without animal testing

The ingredients in our products must be safe for people and the planet – but we don’t need to test on animals to achieve this. Here Dr Julia Fentem, Head of our Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre, explains why we’re calling for chemical regulations to change.

Average read time: 6 minutes

Coconut sugar farmer standing in front of a coconut tree.

These small coconut trees are going to be big news

We are introducing a variety of coconut tree and a tech solution for our teams that are set to improve the incomes and livelihoods of smallholder farmers by increasing the productivity of their plantations.

Average read time: 4 minutes

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