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Our brands, heritage and mission

Unilever's brands range from luxurious hair treatments and mouth-watering ice creams to low-cost nutritious foods, antibacterial soaps, germ-killing sprays and much more.

Vietnamese shopkeepers with Omo product

The brands featured here represent just some of the best-known and farthest-reaching names in our vast portfolio.

Creating a better future every day

Our range might be diverse, but there’s one thing all our brands have in common – a commitment to Unilever’s vision to create a better future every day.

It’s a philosophy based on the spirit in which the company was formed over a century ago.

You might be familiar with our foods, personal care or home care brands because you use them at home every day – or you’ve seen our commercials, which in 2012 scooped a record 25 Cannes Lions awards, the advertising industry’s most sought-after accolades.

A history of social responsibility

But it all started in the 1890s, when William Hesketh Lever, founder of Lever Bros, introduced Sunlight Soap. This revolutionary, affordable new product helped make cleanliness and hygiene accessible to communities in poverty-stricken Victorian England for the first time.

The entrepreneurs that formed Unilever were among the most philanthropic of their time, introducing programmes to support the welfare of their workers, and developing products with a positive social impact.

Today, we still believe that success means acting with the highest standards of corporate behaviour towards our employees, consumers and the world in which we live.

Feel good, look good, get more out of life

In 2010, we established the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, setting out our 10-year journey towards sustainable growth. We’re taking responsibility not just for our own direct operations but for our suppliers, distributors and how our consumers use our brands.

Now, more than ever, our brands, business principles and leadership in sustainability are helping people feel good, look good and get more out of life.

Unilever's heritage on film

In the four minutes it’ll take you to watch this video about our founders, their philanthropic achievements, and how Unilever started out, some 330,000 Unilever products will be bought by consumers all over the world.

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