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We are Unilever.

We are 149,000 people across the world, we are over 400 brand names in over 190 countries, we are a global company with a global purpose.

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.

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    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

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    We own purposeful brands

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  • 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

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    We're powered by our people

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  • 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

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    We use our scale for good

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  • 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

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    We are Unilever South Africa

  • 90 + years of Doing Good

  • Historic Innovators

  • William Lever the founder of Lever Brothers, registered the Sunlight trademark in South Africa (SA)

  • #1 Top Employer in Africa

Our ambition is to make sustainable living commonplace

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