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How breakthrough technology could significantly reduce plastic waste

Of the millions of tonnes of PET plastic produced worldwide every year, just a small fraction is recycled. Now, following the successful pilot of radical new technology by Unilever, we could be on the brink of change. Sanjeev Das, Unilever’s Global Packaging Director for Dressings, tells us more…

Let’s work together to beat day zero

South Africa is facing water scarcity and it is crucial that everyone plays their part to help save water. Over the past few months the whole of South Africa has been having it hard with no regular rain in our provinces, especially the Western Cape Province, Cape Town. At Unilever, we’re committed to doing our bit in ensuring that water shortage across the country doesn’t reach that disastrous point of no return where they’ll be nothing but dry lands.

The water-saving secret to sweeter tomatoes

Tomato farmers in the Mediterranean are struggling with unpredictable rainfall and water scarcity. Knorr has been co-funding the cost of simple tools to save water and help crops thrive.

We take 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 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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