We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace
It’s why we come to work. It’s why we’re in business. It’s how we inspire exceptional performance.
Back in 1883, Sunlight Soap was launched in the UK by our founder – it was pioneering, it was innovative and it had a purpose: to popularise cleanliness and bring it within reach of ordinary people. That was sustainable living, even then. We now have over 400 brands and we are still driven by purpose.
We want to do more good for our planet and our society – not just less harm. We want to act on the social and environmental issues facing the world and we want to enhance people’s lives with our products.
We’ve been pioneers, innovators and future-makers for over 120 years – we plan to continue doing that. And we plan to do it sustainably.
We're a truly global business
190 + countries where our brands are available
2.5 billion people use our products every day
€51 billion turnover in 2020 with 58% in emerging markets
25 million retailers make up our global network
We own purposeful brandsExplore our brands with purpose
400 + brands that are household names
13 brands with sales of over €1billion in 2020
81 % of our brands are top two in their market
14 brands in Kantar's top 50 global brands are ours
We're powered by our peopleFind out more in Careers
149,000 employees worldwide
54 countries where we are the number one FMCG graduate employer of choice
50/50 % gender balance across our management
93 % of our leaders are local to their market
We use our scale for goodVisit Planet & Society for more
1.3 billion people helped to improve their health & hygiene since 2010
100 % renewable grid electricity globally
67 % sustainably sourced agricultural raw materials
Making sustainable living commonplace
We are Unilever South Africa
90 + years of Doing Good
William Lever the founder of Lever Brothers, registered the Sunlight trademark in South Africa (SA)
#1 Top Employer in Africa