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Our code and standards
We believe that the winning businesses of tomorrow will be those which anticipate and respond to the huge changes shaping people’s lives across the world.
The businesses that will have the greatest success are those which capitalise on the power of data and biotechnology; adapt to shifting consumer needs; and contribute to tackling the twin challenges of climate change and social inequality.
We have a long tradition of being a responsible and pioneering business. It goes back to the days of our founders, including William Lever, who launched one of the world’s first purposeful brands, Sunlight Soap, more than 100 years ago. And it is at the heart of how we run our company today.
We strive to do more good for our planet and our society – not just less harm. We want to act on the social and environmental issues facing the world and we want to enhance people’s lives with our innovative, sustainable and high-quality products.
This is how we will grow our business.
It is our ambition to be the global leader in sustainable business. We will demonstrate that our purpose-led, future-fit business model delivers superior performance, consistently delivering financial results in the top third of our industry.
You can download our Compass strategy here (PDF 500.49 KB).
We will build our position in Beauty and Wellbeing, Personal Care, Home Care, Nutrition and Ice Cream.
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Our brands will be built on advanced science and will grow by delivering functionally superior products, as well as taking action on social and environmental issues that our consumers care about. They will improve the health of the planet, improve people’s health and wellbeing, and contribute to a fairer, more socially inclusive world.
Read about our Compass commitments to see how we’ll deliver this
We will sharpen our focus and investment in our key growth markets, while further strengthening our leading positions across growth markets where we are uniquely positioned to win.
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We will capture the opportunity in eCommerce, pioneering with innovative routes to market, and leading with shopper insights which help to drive our growth and build strong relationships with our customers.
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Our values define how we do business – with integrity.
We expect everyone at Unilever to be an ambassador for our high ethical standards. We want to create an environment where employees not only live our values in their own work – integrity, respect, responsibility and pioneering – but are vigilant in identifying potential concerns, and confident about speaking up in such situations.
Our code and standards
As a global company making a real difference across the world, there’s plenty we can tell you: here’s a look at just some of the details.
Our interconnected business model powers our business and creates sustained value for all of our stakeholders.