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Identifying opportunities for sustainable growth


Unilever’s products such as Lifebuoy soap, Lipton tea and Persil and Omo laundry detergents are used by two billion people on any given day.

In 2010, the company decided to step up its commitments as part of a new strategy to double the size of the business whilst reducing its environmental footprint and increasing its positive social impact.


Corporate Citizenship has advised Unilever for more than 17 years, and most recently helped develop and launch its Sustainable Living Plan; assisting with stress-testing the strategy, advising on metrics and identifying external issues for key opinion formers.

Corporate Citizenship also helped Unilever develop its corporate policies on issues such as human rights and the sustainable sourcing of raw materials; advising on economic impact studies; and supporting on its global corporate community investment programme.


The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan has been widely acclaimed within the field of corporate responsibility and viewed as the new blueprint for corporate sustainability strategy.

Unilever has topped the Food Producers sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 14 consecutive years and was voted by peers as the highest global leader in sustainability.