Better livelihoods

Supporting economic development

Supporting economic development

Our business generates wealth and creates jobs in the communities where we operate. Employees, governments, investors and many others benefit economically from our activities.

A growing opportunity for us is to meet the needs of low-income consumers in emerging markets. Whether it is through new distribution channels, using smaller, more affordable formats or creating new products, we are trying to develop business models to reach new consumers. We are increasingly an agile, flexible and diverse business with people who are motivated by doing good while doing well. As part of our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan we have a goal that by 2020 we will enhance the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people as we grow our business.

Our approach

Our business contributes to the economic well-being of many communities across our value chain.

Our approach

Targets & performance

Our performance on engaging with smallholder farmers and small-scale distributors in our supply network.

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Targets & performance

Helping smallholders

We work with smallholder farmers to improve agricultural practices, crop yields and business profits.

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Helping smallholder farmers

Supporting small-scale distributors

Many small businesses and farmers supply us with their products.

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Supporting small-scale distributors

Affordable products

People everywhere, whatever their income level, aspire to use high-quality and innovative products.

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Affordable products