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Our approach to reporting

We are committed to communicating our performance regularly and transparently and have been reporting on our sustainability performance since 1996.

We have two main channels for reporting on the commitments set out in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan as well as wider topics of interest to our stakeholders:

  • Annual Report and Accounts 2017: We include a summary of our sustainable living performance in our Annual Report and Accounts 2017 published in February 2018
  • Online Sustainable Living Report 2017: Located in the Sustainable Living section of the global Unilever website, this is our primary sustainability report. The report was published in April 2018.

Find out more about our reporting on the following pages.

About our reporting

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We are committed to reporting a transparent account of our progress each year.

Defining our material issues

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Materiality helps us identify and prioritise the issues that matter most across our value chain – to our business and our stakeholders.

Engaging our stakeholders

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Engaging with stakeholders improves our decision-making and relationships.

Independent assurance

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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) provides independent assurance of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Our metrics

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The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is underpinned by a number of metrics which help us measure progress towards our goals.

Interactive data charts

Interactive data charts

View our sustainability performance data in an interactive charting tool.

UNGC index

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We are committed to UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles.

GRI index

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Our reporting is prepared ‘in accordance’ with the GRI G4 Reporting Guidelines.

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