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Waste-free world

Transforming the way we use our resources and challenging society’s throwaway culture

30-foot sculpture ‘Turn off the plastic tap’ by Canadian artist Benjamin von Wong, made with plastic waste from Kibera slum.
Illustration of a man refilling his Unilever product bottle
Unilever employees walking next to solar panels.

Why we’ve updated our Climate Transition Action Plan

Our updated Climate Transition Action Plan (CTAP) sets out Unilever’s ambitious new climate targets. Discover how we’re focusing our efforts so we can deepen our impact by 2030, and why we believe taking urgent climate action now is good for our business in the long term.

Unilever CEO Hein Schumacher on stage during a panel discussion at INC4 in Ottawa.

UN plastics treaty: reasons to be optimistic

With the fourth round of negotiations for a UN treaty to end plastic pollution now concluded, Unilever CEO Hein Schumacher reflects on the progress made and the road ahead.

Pablo Costa, Unilever’s Global Head of Packaging in a blue shirt and navy suit

How we’re aiming for greater impact with updated plastic goals

We recently announced an evolved sustainability agenda to make more tangible progress on the big complex challenges we face. Pablo Costa, Global Head of Packaging, explains what that means for our approach to plastic, and how our updated goals are aimed at making greater impact.

30-foot sculpture ‘Turn off the plastic tap’ by Canadian artist Benjamin von Wong, made with plastic waste from Kibera slums.

Why we need a global treaty to end plastic pollution

As UN member states begin preparing for the fourth round of treaty talks in April, the World Economic Forum annual meeting offers a platform to further the discussion. Read the thoughts of Unilever CEO Hein Schumacher in this blog, first posted on WEF’s website.

Unilever Thailand’s ship-style headquarters photographed in the sunset

Inside our markets: Unilever in Thailand

Retail growth in Unilever Thailand is outgrowing the country’s GDP. Discover how brand innovations, a mix of mom & pop stores and social commerce are adding to its bottom line.

Pablo Costa, Unilever’s Global Head of Packaging, who is responsible for packaging strategy and innovation.

Q&A with Pablo Costa: Unilever’s progress towards our plastic goals

Five years on from the launch of the Global Commitment initiative to help build a circular economy for plastic, two new reports outline its learnings and industry progress. The perfect time to speak to our Head of Packaging about how we’re getting on with our own ambitious goals.

An image of a boat from above, loaded with shipping containers, sailing on open water.

How we’re helping to turn the tide on shipping emissions

The global shipping industry accounts for about 2% of global CO2 emissions. Director of International Logistics and Decarbonisation, Sundarrajan Bhyravan explains how reducing shipping emissions is good for business and planet.

A Chicken & Mushroom Pot Noodle in a paper pot stands on a kitchen counter next to a kettle and a fork.

Pot Noodle trials new paper-based packaging in the UK

Pot Noodle is trialling a change in the way it makes its famous pots, moving from plastic to paper. This new design marks the biggest innovation in its packaging since the brand launched over 40 years ago.

A man holding plastic bottles

Rethinking Plastic Packaging

Using less plastic, keeping it in the loop for longer by using recycled content, finding alternatives to cutting out new plastic completely.

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