Unilever is one of the world s leading Consumer Goods Companies for Food, Refreshments, Home Care, Personal Care and with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. It has 169,000 employees with sales of over ¬52.7 bn in 2016. Unilever has more than 400 brands in homes around the world including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann s, Lipton, Wall’s, Ben & Jerry’s and Magnum.
Unilever brands are well-known for being “Brands with Purpose”. E.g. Dove Self-Esteem Project – it helps women reconsider and redefine what beauty is; Lifebuoy soap’s purpose is to “bring health and hygiene to a billion people”. Unilever was ranked number 1 in its sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and led the Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders 2016. Over half of the company’s footprint is in developing and emerging markets.