At Unilever, we have ambitious plans to deliver growth - for ourselves and our partners - whilst doing good for people and the planet. To achieve long-term, sustainable growth, we choose to partner with those who share our values.
Our Procurement teams purchase from a worldwide network of partners spanning the 190 countries in which our products are sold. Together, we deliver innovative solutions for our consumers and customers with positive social and environmental impacts.
Hear from Dave Ingram, Unilever’s Chief Procurement Officer, about the priority we place on our partner relationships.
The role of procurement today is unique and filled with opportunities to positively impact the world around us. More than ever, we have a responsibility to take our deep understanding of materials, ingredients, the value chain and the supply market and use this to drive Unilever’s purpose of making sustainable living commonplace.
As a business we believe that brands with purpose grow, and to achieve this purpose-led growth, we need strong partnerships. Every partner in our value chain plays a crucial role in creating the value, capacity and capability we need to deliver brands and products that consumers love and that support the wellbeing of people and planet. It’s also important to us that this growth is mutual.
To achieve the mutual, sustainable growth we seek, we go to great lengths to ensure our partners understand and commit to our standards around responsible sourcing, sustainability and human rights - and we prioritise those who share values of respect, responsibility and pioneering towards our planet and people. Whether it’s our sustainable sourcing commitments, targets around plastics, or expectations around safe and fair working environments, we look to combine the expertise and integrity of our partners with our own to raise industry standards.
Together, we can make sustainable living commonplace. Join us on the journey!
Chief Procurement Officer