It only took half a century for plastics to move from being a symbol of modern domestic bliss to becoming a magnet for derogatory adjectives. As 8 million tonnes of the material enter the ocean each year, the big question now is how to reconcile plastic’s undeniable functionality with a system that can work long term, avoiding loss of material value and environmental consequences.
Over the past two weeks, nations have been meeting at the UN’s Climate Change negotiations (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, to drive action on tackling climate change. One important talking point has been the hugely damaging impact of deforestation. We asked Hannah Hislop, our Global Advocacy & Partnerships Manager, about the issue and what must be done.
How can it be right that, in our super-advanced world, 2.3 billion people still lack basic sanitation services and almost 900 million defecate in the open? We don’t believe it is. Which is why Domestos is working to address these statistics.
The World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report, published today, shows that a decade of slow but steady progress on improving parity between the sexes came to a halt in 2017. Katja Freiwald – who leads our women´s partnership and advocacy agenda – explains what this means for her personally.
Unilever has been identified as a global leader in corporate sustainability and awarded a position on this year’s A List for climate, water and forests by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.
Invented to combat cholera, today Lifebuoy is spearheading our efforts to bring health and wellbeing to 1 billion people. Global Handwashing Day on 15 October highlights the life-changing impact the humble bar of soap can make.
The Unilever Sanitation Behaviour Change Source Book – published on 14 September – aims to promote more demand for and use of toilets. Here, Analia explains why we are sharing insights and ideas from our work.
To mark World Refugee Day, on 20 June, we examine the role of the business community in helping to address the biggest refugee crisis since World War II and share specific actions that Unilever is taking.