About: Unilever

Energy 23-01-2017

The real impact of palm oil and failed policies

The true negative impact of palm oil, the interests that the trade serves and the failure of policy to deal with deforestation and other consequences, write Jakub Kvapil, Stanislav Lhota and Zoltán Szabó
Agrifood 21-12-2016

Food and drinks withdrawn from Greek supermarkets after poisoning threat

Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nestle and Delta decided to withdraw some of their products from the supermarkets in Athens, after threats of contamination were posted on a Greek website.
Agrifood 18-04-2016

Agriculture holds key to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Agriculture will play a crucial role in addressing the planet’s future needs – whether on food production, health or the preservation of the environment. But transforming the dominant agricultural model could be the greatest challenge of all.
Jan Zijderveld [Unilever]

Reinventing growth in Europe: Time for business unusual

Completing and enforcing the Single Market should be a high priority for the new European Commission as a key driver of innovation and sustainable growth, writes Jan Zijderveld.
Agrifood 21-05-2014

Big 10 food companies emit ‘as much as 25th most polluting country’

The ten largest food and beverage companies, if combined, would be the 25th most polluting country in the world, according to a report by Oxfam.
Brexit 20-12-2012

Unilever R&D chief: ‘Cut bureaucracy in EU research programmes’

The Dutch multinational Unilever wants to increase its participation in EU research programmes to develop the breakthrough environmental technologies. But for that to happen, the level of bureaucracy needs to be drastically reduced, says Dr. Hans Dröge, senior vice president for R&D operations at Unilever.
Brexit 20-12-2012

Unilever eyes EU research to halve its water, CO2 footprint

INTERVIEW / The Dutch multinational Unilever wants to boost its participation in EU research programmes to develop the breakthrough technologies it needs to cut the water use and CO2 emissions of its products by half – two of its key environmental objectives.

Why firms should invest in sustainability

Unilever, the European consumer products company, recently announced the first annual results of its Sustainable Living Plan aimed at improving efficiency in the full cycle of its product line – from production through consumption. Jan Zijderveld talks about how the plan – launched in 2010 – has changed the firm’s outlook.