Unilever Food Solutions - Sustainable Living Commitments

We focus on four areas where we can make the difference.

  1. Improve Health & Well-Being
    Help chefs to make meals healthier, tastier and more enjoyable
  2. Increase Food Safety
    Support chefs to improve food safety in the kitchen
  3. Reduce Food Waste
    Help chefs run a more efficient kitchen and reduce their waste
  4. Sustainable Sourcing
    By 2020, source 100% of our agriculture raw materials sustainably

Our sustainable packaging strategy

Unilever commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

Unilever commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

Treating plastic packaging as a valuable resource to be managd efficiently and effectively is a key priority in achieveing Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Sustainable Consumption & Production) and, in doing so, shifting away from a "take-make-dispose" model of consumption to one which is fully circular.

As part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever has committed to reduce the weight of the packaging it uses by one third by 2020 and increase its use of recycled plastic content in its packaging to at least 25% by 2025

Unilever has committed to:

  • Ensure all of its plastic packaging is designed to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
  • Renew its membership of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for another three years and endorse and support their New Plastics Economy initiative
  • Invest in proving, and then sharing with the industry, a technical solution to recycle multi-layerd sachets

Are you wise to your Food Waste?

Food Waste costs our foodservice and hospitality industry £2.9bn every year

The Wise Up On Waste tool helps kitchens to track their food waste, identify problem areas and highlight potential cost savings.

Take action to reduce your waste and indentify savings.

Call our Customer Engagement Team on 1850 789 289 (option 1) for more information.

Unilever's Green Aspirations

Our sustainability goal is to source 100% of agricultural raw materials by 2020.

“Business with purpose.”

This short sentence is the powerful driving force behind the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) - our blueprint for decreasing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact, while continuing to grow business and profits.

We want to help create a world where everyone can live well within the natural limits of the planet. We’re putting sustainable living at the heart of everything we do, including our products, our behaviour and our partnerships with others.

Our brands and products

Our brands impart confidence, and offer balanced nutrition and good hygiene. We are making our products accessible and affordable to consumers, wherever they live – and we’re creating new products that make life better.

How we behave

To protect the earth’s resources, we source our products carefully. We treat people fairly and respect their rights, so employees, suppliers and communities all benefit from working with us.

Working with others

We are working with others to create transformational change beyond our business, while our brightFuture campaign is motivating millions of people to take small, everyday actions that together make a big difference.

Why are we concerned about sustainability?

We are living in a world where temperatures are rising, water shortages are frequent, food supplies are increasingly scarce, and the gap between the rich and poor is widening. Additionally, populations are growing fast, making basic hygiene and sanitation even more of a challenge.

At Unilever, we’ve seen first-hand how these conditions are affecting people and families around the world. As a business, we’re also seeing how these changes are destabilising markets, making raw materials more difficult to source, and causing price fluctuations in commodities.

As a socially-responsible organisation, we believe it is our duty to be a part of the solution. By mapping out our priorities and making sustainability as important as profitability, we are ensuring the longevity of our organisation, our communities, and the health of our planet.

It’s a big goal but an achievable one – with the partnership and support of our stakeholders, partners, and customers.

Join us on our journey in promoting sustainability throughout the globe.

To find out more about the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, visit