Unilever

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Unilever is an Anglo–Dutch multinational consumer goods company. Its products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. It is the world’s third-largest consumer goods company measured by 2011 revenues (after Procter & Gamble and Nestlé) and the world’s largest maker of ice cream.

Amnesty International: Child Labor Continues in Indonesian Palm Oil

Amnesty International describes the global palm oil industry as a “disgrace.” Lands continue to be cleared for plantations, where workers -- some of…

Seventh Generation Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over ‘Natural’ Claims

After two years of litigation, Seventh Generation agreed to pay a $4.5 million settlement over allegations that it deceptively marketed, labeled, and promoted…

Despite Boycott Threats, Ben & Jerry’s Voices Support for Black Lives Matter

Ben & Jerry’s latest cause is full alignment with the Black Lives Matter movement, notwithstanding the calls for a boycott due to what…

Unilever Is Buying Up All the ‘Natural’ Consumer Products Companies

Yesterday Unilever announced that it will acquire Vermont-based Seventh Generation for an undisclosed sum. The Dutch-Anglo CPG giant is also in talks to…

Unilever Moves Away from Sexist Advertising

Unilever aims to revamp its advertising campaigns to eliminate gender stereotypes and resonate better with the public.

3p Weekend: Impact Companies Thriving Under Fortune 500s

When done right, these partnerships can be a boon for social-impact startups, as well as society at large.

Suspended Palm Oil Producer Drops Lawsuit Against RSPO

Earlier this week, palm oil supplier IOI Group announced it will withdraw its lawsuit against the RSPO as more consumer brands broke ties…

Unilever Develops Groundbreaking Sustainable Packaging

Unilever is exploring MuCell Technology, which essentially eliminates the middle layer of a material by injecting it with air bubbles. This enables the…

Unilever’s Toxic, 15-Year Legacy in India

Unilever likes to paint itself as the model corporate citizen. But when the media spotlight is off, the company reverts to using its…

Unilever Pushes ‘Rethink Recycling’ Campaign to the Bathroom

Apparently many of us are still too lazy to carry those empty bottles from the bathroom to the kitchen recycling bin. So, Unilever…

Unilever Severs Ties with Major Palm Oil Supplier

After an investigation concluded that Malaysia-based IOI Group, one of the largest suppliers of palm oil on the planet, was responsible for deforestation…

Unilever to Use Algae Oil in Personal Care Products

Anyone who has followed the sustainability conversation for a while has undoubtedly heard about the promise of algae as a raw material. Now,…

Obesity and Malnutriton: Food Company Efforts Ranked

Global food purveyors provide for our health and well-being. But all too often the products they sell and the marketing that goes along…

7 Pioneer Companies Shaking Up Sustainability

Read how seven companies are transforming business, and sending strong messages to shareholders and consumers about sustainability.

Toilets for 2.4 Billion – the Business Opportunity of the Decade

It is unacceptable that, in 2015, 1 in 3 people globally do not have access to a safe and hygienic toilet. The Toilet…