Our vision is to grow our business, while decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing our positive social impact.
Sense of purpose
Our business has always been driven by a sense of purpose, a thread that connects us to our founding companies and their social missions to improve health, hygiene and livelihoods in their communities.
We continue to believe that business must make a positive contribution to addressing the challenges the world faces and that this is the only way a business will succeed. In 2009, we launched The Compass – our strategy for sustainable growth, setting out our determination to build a sustainable business for the long term.
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, launched in 2010, laid the blueprint for achieving this strategy. We continue to work towards the ambitious targets we have set ourselves for halving our environmental impact, improving the health and wellbeing of 1 billion people, and enhancing the livelihoods of millions.
We will grow our business by building on our strengths – combining our scale and expertise with our understanding of consumers in diverse markets to continue providing brands and services that people want and need. Our sustainable business model is making a difference to millions of people’s lives and to our environmental impact, and we will keep working to make these contributions greater. We’re also already seeing evidence that it is strengthening our business by helping to drive growth and trust, and reduce risk and cost.