Our Sustainable Living Report Hub
Business growth should not be at the expense of people and the planet. That’s why we’re changing the way we do business, and why we want to change the way business is done.
We want to help create a world where everyone can live well within the natural limits of the planet. By using our resources as a business to address issues such as health and hygiene, gender equality, climate change and plastic packaging waste, we are delivering short-term and long-term benefits for our shareholders and society.
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is our blueprint for achieving our Vision to grow our business, whilst decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing our positive social impact.
Launched in 2010, the USLP is driving value for our business, our people and our consumers. It’s creating sustainable growth through brands with purpose, cutting business costs, reducing risks and helping us to build trust – to generate long-term value for the multiple stakeholders we serve.
But we don’t have all the answers and the biggest challenges facing the world cannot be addressed by one company alone. Systems-level change needs collaboration to succeed. That’s why we’re taking action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals as part of our USLP.
Our USLP is made up of three big goals and commitments across nine pillars, supported by targets that span our social, economic and environmental performance across the value chain. It contains stretching targets, including on how people use our products and how we source raw materials. Explore our interactive USLP graphic below or see our USLP Performance Summary (PDF | 5MB) for an overview of performance in 2017. For detailed 3-year performance against our targets see our USLP 3-Year Summary of Progress (PDF | 213KB).
Our Sustainable Living Report 2017
Our annual Sustainable Living Report is published across the Sustainable Living section of our website.
From this hub page you can find out about our Strategy for sustainable business and how we’re seeking to drive Transformational change to the broader systems of which we are part - by using our scale and influence.
Our Sustainable Living Report details our performance against the USLP’s goals, commitments and targets, as summarised in the graphic below. For each of the nine pillars of the USLP, we set out our strategy, our targets and performance and how we are taking action to drive value for our business and society.
The Sustainable Living Report also includes comprehensive coverage of Our approach to reporting – including Materiality and Assurance. And What matters to you provides a quick-access A-Z index of topics we are often asked about, such as palm oil.