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We support efforts to standardise reporting.

GRI Index

The Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines provide a comprehensive set of Reporting Standards covering economic, environmental and social impacts. They have informed our reporting for many years.

Our 2020 sustainability reporting and disclosure was prepared 'in accordance' with the core option of the GRI Standards. See our 2020 GRI Index (PDF 425KB).

SASB

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has industry-specific sustainability standards which identify financially material topics and associated metrics.

We have prepared a document which summarises where relevant SASB disclosures can be found throughout Unilever’s reporting, based on the standards for the Household & Personal Products sector (the sector in which Unilever is normally classified given that this represents the greater share of our turnover). See SASB Mapping for Unilever Sustainability Metrics (PDF 88KB).

UNGC Index

As a founding signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we are committed to living out the Compact's principles on human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption in everyday business operations.

We report on our activity around the ten UN Global Compact’s Principles covering human rights, labour standards, environmental responsibility and business integrity (anti-corruption) in our annual Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP).

Our 2021 Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP) self-assessment is available here: Unilever 2021 UNGC Index (PDF 528KB).

Our UN Global Compact CEO Leadership Statement (PDF 93KB) is available for download.

We have been signatories to Global Compact LEAD for ten years. LEAD is a group of sustainability leaders that aim to achieve higher levels of environmental, social and governance performance, tackle corporate sustainability issues and encourage greater action by the corporate sector.

Companies joining LEAD commit to work towards implementation of the Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership, a comprehensive roadmap outlining around 50 actions businesses can take to achieve greater sustainability. The core areas focus on integrating the Global Compact’s Ten Principles into strategies and operations; taking action in support of broader UN goals and issues; and engaging with the Global Compact.