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Every Day U Does Good

Every day we work to make the world a little better. It’s been our goal – and part of our business – for over a hundred years.

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We’re on a global mission to do good. To make our environmental footprint smaller, to better support our employees and partners, and to help local communities thrive.

When you scrub, brush, lick or slurp one of our products, you help do some good by supporting one of our many causes.

Then, imagine millions of people across the globe licking, slurping, brushing and scrubbing. That good adds up, making a pretty big impact! There’s still lots to do, but together, we can create a better world.

Every Day U Does Good.

Every day Unilever works for sustainable living

We’ve always believed in ‘doing well by doing good’. That’s why our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace and why our Compass strategy will guide us in how we will improve the health of the planet, people’s health and wellbeing, and contribute to a fairer, more socially inclusive world

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Every Dove® is made with 100% recyclable bottles*

Kind to the planet, and your skin. Dove is committed to reducing plastic waste with new packaging solutions

*All Dove bodywash, shampoo and conditioner bottles

Learn how every Dove® does good
Dove purpose scene, body wash SKU. Recycling machine makes new plastic from recycled bottles.

Every Hellmann’s® helps reduce food waste 

Make Taste, Not Waste. Almost half of all food waste happens in people’s homes. And do you know what’s to blame? Life. It gets in the way. It makes us think, “I’ve got nothing to eat”. Even when there’s food right there in our fridge.

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Hellmann’s purpose scene with brand logo. Box of mixed food and salad indicates low food waste.

Every Seventh Generation® laundry uses renewable plant-based ingredients 

Our actions today are going to shape the world of tomorrow. So, Seventh Generation are on a mission to ensure we leave the planet in the best possible state for the generations to come.

Learn how every Seventh Generation does good
Seventh Generation Easy Dose Laundry Bottle

Every Knorr® supports sustainable farming 

In 2021 we donated 321,440 products to food banks across Canada, and every day we support sustainable farming. Learn more about our ongoing efforts to do good.

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Knorr purpose scene with sachet SKU. Male farmer with rake, bees, fruit tree, sustainability.

Every Ben & Jerry’s ® invests in Fairtrade farmers  

At Ben & Jerry's, we take fairness seriously. Whether it's how we treat our employees, give back to our community or dream up new flavours for our customers, fairness factors in all that we do. That's why we want to make sure that our farmers get a fair deal too.

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Ben and Jerry’s purpose scene with ice cream SKU. Fairtrade sugarcane farmers, man and woman.

Any questions?

How does Unilever do good everyday?

‘Doing good’ is an idea that sits squarely at the heart of many of our brands—from Dove committing to improving women’s self-esteem, to Hellmann’s helping reduce Food Waste. We know that our scale gives us an opportunity to help create a better world, and through our assortment of brands, we aim to do just that. That’s why we’re constantly working to put sustainable living front and centre for each of our brands—that way we can best use this super group of purpose-led products to improve lives, societies and the world as a whole.

More than that though, our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) bakes the idea of ‘doing good’ into every element of our business. Through the USLP we’re setting out to decouple our growth from our environmental footprint, while increasing our positive social impact. But we can’t get there alone, and that’s where you come in! You can also support several projects that are working to improve health and hygiene, reduce our environmental impact by half, and enhance the livelihoods of millions.

How will Unilever continue doing good?

Since we first opened our doors over 100 years ago, we’ve always believed that responsible business is good business. It’s from this belief that the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) has blossomed. The USLP is our long-term plan to create a better world while growing our business. It focuses on three core pillars where we can best use our scale to drive real change. And you’re a part of this long-term plan, too. Simply by brushing, bathing and brewing with your favourite Unilever products, you’re supporting our plans to do some amazing things in the future. By 2020 we want to help more than a billion people take action to improve their health and wellbeing. By 2030 our goal is to halve the environmental footprint of the making and use of our products as we grow our business. By 2020 we’ll enhance the livelihoods of millions of people as we grow our business.

Find out more about how we’re improving health and hygiene, reducing our environmental impact, and enhancing livelihoods.

How is this campaign doing good in the long term?

We believe that lots and lots of small acts of good add up to a big positive impact. By working hard to ensure that each and every element of our business plays its part, big or small, towards making a better world, we can confidently say Every Day U, is trying to not only do good now, but will continue to do good far into the future.

There’s only so much we can do alone though. That’s why we work with relevant partners, NGOs, governments, other similar scale business, and most importantly, people who love using our products (shout out to you!), to ensure we can do as much good as possible. It isn’t going to happen overnight, but by continuing to sip, sizzle, squeeze and beautify with your favourite products, you’re already taking action to help create a better world. But if you want to go beyond simply by sipping, sizzling, squeezing beautifying your way to a better world, you can also work more directly with us through our Take Action initiative.

I am interested in finding out more about the history of Unilever. How did the Company begin?

We’ve been supplying the world with products to sip, soak, scrub, brush, bathe, bake, clean, cook and create for over 100 years, and we’ve always done it with the idea of helping to create a better world. In fact, when our doors first opened back in 1930, they were opened with the idea to “make cleanliness commonplace; to lessen work for women; to foster health and contribute to personal attractiveness, that life may be more enjoyable and rewarding for the people who use our products”.

It was this urge to create a business that could not only be good, but also do good that brought together Dutch margarine company, Margarine Unie, with British soapmaker Lever Brothers to create Unilever. And we’re carrying that same sense of purpose into the 21st century. We’re committed to helping people look good, feel good and get more out of life – with our purpose as a business being to ‘make sustainable living commonplace’.

You can find out more about where we’ve come from, and where we’re going, in our history section.

How does Unilever’s sustainability performance compare with other companies?

Over the past decade we’ve been incredibly humbled by the recognition we’ve received from a wide variety of specialist agencies and organisations, including Oxfam and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, for our sustainability work. We’ve been recognized as global leaders in climate action, agricultural sourcing policies, waste management and sustainability practices. And we couldn’t have achieved these results without our partners or your continued support of our products.

We don’t want to rest on our laurels though—there’s a lot more work to do if we’re to create a better world for everyone. The journey’s ongoing, and it’s one we’re on together.

To find out more about our sustainability performance, click. here.

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