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Kees Kruythoff: Why water scarcity is everyone’s problem

To mark World Water Day, the President of Unilever Home Care talks about exciting innovations, a new partnership with Alibaba that could benefit millions and why flushing the toilet has become a hot topic of conversation.

We take a radical step on palm oil supply chain transparency

This week, Unilever became the first consumer goods company to publicly disclose the suppliers and mills we source from, both directly and indirectly. This marks a major milestone in our continued drive for a more sustainable palm oil industry.

Four things businesses can do to fix the plastics problem

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.

Why forests hold the key to halting irreversible climate change

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.

Why I am so passionate about closing the gender gap

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.

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