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Our Vision

To grow our business, whilst decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing our positive social impact delivered through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan has three big goals

  • Improving health and well-being

  • Reducing
    environmental impact


With these goals in mind, we continue to put unequivocal focus on building brands with purpose that take a stance and make a positive difference to the society and environment.

Improving health and well-being

Launched in 2010 to promote the benefits of handwashing with soap at key times during the day, Lifebuoy handwashing behaviour change initiative has reached out to over 68 million people in India and encouraged them to adopt and sustain good handwashing behaviour.
Launched in 2014, Domex Toilet Academy (DTA) is a unique market-based entrepreneurial model to support Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission. The DTA programme has thus far trained 600 micro-entrepreneurs and masons to help build and maintain toilets; provided access to micro-financing and created demand for toilets in low-income households, thereby impacting over 1 million people. In 2017, DTA pivoted its model to move the focus from ‘Access’ to ‘Usage’ through a behaviour change model.
Pureit Water Purifier has provided over 89 billion litres of safe drinking water till date, which enabled protection from water-borne diseases.
Launched in December 2018, ‘Start a little good’ is a campaign that urges consumers to take small actions in the areas of water conservation, plastic waste management, and teaching good hygiene habits.
Suvidha is a first-of-its-kind urban water, hygiene and sanitation community centre, in one of the largest slums in Mumbai. The centre provides drinking water, sanitation, handwashing, shower facilities and laundry services at an affordable cost.
In 2018, 46% of HUL’s total foods and refreshment portfolio met the highest nutritional standards.
Dove’s mission is to ensure that the next generation grows up enjoying a positive relationship with the way they look, helping young people raise their self-esteem and realise their full potential.

Reducing environmental impact

In 2018, CO2 emissions per tonne of our production reduced by 59%*.

*Compared to 2008 baseline

Share of renewable energy at our sites increased to 43%.
Water usage (cubic meter per tonne of production) in manufacturing operations reduced by 55%*.

*Compared to 2008 baseline

Total waste generated from the factories reduced by 58%*.

*Compared to 2008 baseline

We maintained the status of ‘zero non-hazardous waste to landfill’ in all our factories and offices. 100% of the non-hazardous waste generated at our factories was recycled in environment friendly ways.
In 2018, 100% of tomatoes used in Kissan ketchup continued to be sourced sustainably.
In 2018, over 65% of tea in India procured for Unilever brands was sourced sustainably.


Project Shakti aims to financially empower and provide livelihood opportunities to women in rural India by training them to be distribution partners for HUL’s products. Across 18 States, Project Shakti has 109,100 Shakti Entrepreneurs whom we call ‘Shakti Ammas’.
Fair & Lovely Career Foundation is a mobile platform designed to help women create an identity for themselves. Over 600,000 women have enrolled to date and approximately 200,000 women have accessed career guidance resources and online courses, and 50,000 women have opted for job-oriented tests and profile builder.
Rin Career Ready Academy aims to inspire, educate and equip the youth from modest backgrounds with skills in English training, delivered step-by-step online or through mobile phone. So far, over 520,000 people have benefitted from this programme.
Kwality Wall’s mobile vending initiative ‘I am Wall’s’, has provided entrepreneurship opportunities to 14,566 people across India.