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  • E-commerce now accounts for 40% of P&G's sales and Unilever plans to invest $2.4 billion over the next two years to support high-growth business segments, including e-commerce. The Drum
  • Unilever has committed to creating opportunity through inclusivity, by spending over US$ 2 billion annually by 2025 with suppliers that are owned and managed by people from under-represented groups. Accenture
  • Unilever is already committed to a 1.5 aligned science-based target to reduce operational emissions to zero by 2030, through their business strategy, the Unilever Compass which also includes achieving net zero emissions across the value chain by 2039. GOV.UK
  • Consumer goods giant Unilever has announced a new three-year partnership with Arzeda, a protein design start-up that aims to use advanced computer technologies to develop new enzymes that could help make cleaning and laundry products more environmentally sustainable. Corporate Citizenship Briefing
  • A prototype for the paper bottle has been developed for leading laundry brand OMO and is set to debut in Brazil by early 2022, with an ambition for roll-out in Europe and other countries soon after. Polyestertime
  • Unilever and Swiss food giant Nestle have committed to halving the use of virgin plastics in its supply chains and making 100% of their packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. FOOD BUSINESS AFRICA
  • Jefferies analyst Martin Deboo expects Unilever's commodity costs to have surged 9.8% in the first half, up from his initial forecast of 7.4%, due mainly to higher prices of plastics, ethylene oxide and palm oils used in manufacturing and packaging its beauty and personal care products. Reuters
  • Given the size and scale of Unilever, their commitment to convert 100% of its global toothpaste portfolio by 2025 will unquestionably lead others to take action as well. Green Queen
  • As consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of products on the planet, Unilever relies on the Pulpex paper-based bottle technology to achieve their goal to halve their use of virgin plastic materials by 2025. Premium Beauty News
  • In 2020, Unilever announced it will replace 100% of fossil fuels in its cleaning product formulations with renewable or recycled carbon by 2030. Spotify
  • While creating recyclable, paper-based packaging without additional plastic layers is a huge challenge, Pulpex's patented pulp packaging provides a promising solution to radically reduce the use of plastic and will help Unilever achieve its commitments to a waste-free world.
  • Plant-based targets Plant-based innovations are part of Unilever's strategic focus to develop its portfolio into high-growth spaces and contribute toward its annual global sales target of €1 billion (US$ 1.2 billion) from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives by 2025 to 2027.
  • GSK's move will affect more than one billion toothpaste tubes per year, while Unilever says its transition will eliminate around 12,000 tonnes of plastic per year. Reuters Event
  • Unilever is introducing recyclable toothpaste tubes to its oral care brands in two of its largest markets, as part of wider plans to convert its branded toothpaste portfolio to widely recyclable packaging by 2025.
  • Unilever's oral care brands including Signal, Pepsodent and Closeup have announced plans to convert their entire global toothpaste portfolio to recyclable tubes by 2025. Packaging Europe
  • More than 70 top brands, including Unilever and Nestle, have made public pledges to use 25% of recycled content by 2025. Capgemini Worldwide
  • As well as reducing the overall use of plastic packaging, Unilever will help collect and process around 600,000 tonnes of plastic annually as part of a bid to recover and process more plastic packaging than it sells.
  • After four years of development, consumer goods giant Unilever has produced recyclable tubes, which will be made available later in 2021 in France and India. Corporate Citizenship Briefing
  • When Unilever announces a sustainability commitment - such as to collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells by 2025 - it's Sripriya Navalpakam's job to make sure the consumer goods giant delivers in North America. GreenBiz
  • The largest cut in overall plastic use to date by a major consumer goods company was a 2019 commitment by Unilever to cut virgin plastic use by 50%, including a total elimination of 100,000 tonnes of plastic packaging by 2025. Circular Online

Last updated: 19 September 2021