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Unilever at a glance

We’re driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace.

Established over 100 years ago, we are one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies. We are known for our great brands, a global footprint and our belief in doing business the right way.

Available in over 190 countries

A truly global business

Our products are available in over 190 countries.

2.5 billion people use our products every day.

Our turnover in 2020 was €51 billion with 58% in emerging markets.

A 25 million-strong global network of retailers.

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Over 400 brands

Great purposeful brands

We have over 400 household name brands.

13 had a turnover of more than €1 billion in 2020.

81% of our brands are top two in their market.

In Kantar’s top 50, 14 are Unilever brands.

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We have 149k employees

Powered by our people

149,000 amazing employees.

Number one FMCG graduate employer of choice in 54 countries.

50/50 gender balance in 10,000 managers.

93% of our leaders are local to their market.

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Health & hygiene 1.3 billion people

Using our scale for good

Improved the health and hygiene of 1.3 billion people since 2010.

100% renewable grid electricity globally.

67% sustainably sourced agricultural raw materials.

Making sustainable living commonplace.

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Love, beauty and planet product

Our divisional structure

Doing good sits at the heart of everything we do. So when you spot a Unilever logo whilst scrubbing, brushing, licking or sipping one of our products, you can feel proud that we are committed to creating a better world for everyone.

Our brands operate in three divisions, each with a clear strategy laddering up to our purpose.

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Beauty & Personal Care

Brands you may know: Dove, Rexona and Lifebuoy

€21.1 billion turnover in 2020

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Foods & Refreshment

Brands you may know: Knorr, Hellmann's and Lipton

€19.1 billion turnover in 2020

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Home Care

Brands you may know: Omo, Domestos and Cif

€10.5 billion turnover in 2020

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Without a healthy society, there cannot be a healthy business.

Alan Jope, Unilever CEO
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Leading in Sustainable Business

We’re proud to have been recognised by many respected organisations for our work.


In 2021 we retained our leadership of the Globescan Sustainability Leaders survey. This global survey tracks expert opinion on the evolution of the sustainability agenda, and which companies are perceived as leaders. 2021 marked our eleventh consecutive year of leadership.

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In the 17th edition (2021) of the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, we held our position in the exclusive ‘Masters’ category for the third year running. This recognises companies that have attained top-five composite scores for at least seven out of the last ten years.

The ranking looks at overall business and corporate responsibility metrics, how peers from other companies rank each other, and how Gartner analysts also view and rank these companies.

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We were named industry leader in personal products in the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2020, achieving a score of 90 out of 100 across a range of 27 environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

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We led the Most Effective Marketer category in 2020 for the fourth year in a row, with work for brands including Axe, Dove, Knorr, Lifebuoy, Lux, Omo, Rexona and Surf Excel. We have held the top spot seven times over the past ten years.

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In 2020 we were given a triple ‘A’ score by environmental non-profit group CDP, for our action to mitigate climate risk, protect forests and enhance water stewardship.

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