The acquisition brings with it famous brand names including Pond’s and Vaseline. Chesebrough-Pond’s is acquired in 1986, a strategic move to build a stake in the US market and a presence in the skincare market. And together with our wider community – of partners, suppliers and citizens – we’re making progress. To those unfamiliar with the company structure and its history, it makes sense as the first letter of the company name. Unilever’s turnover exceeds €50 billion, with all regions and categories contributing to growth. During the war years Unilever is effectively broken up, with businesses in German- and Japanese-occupied territory cut off from London and Rotterdam. Unilever Malaysia was identified as one of the best companies to work for in 2017 & 2018 and Unilever is overall winner of the Sustainable Business Awards Malaysia in 2018. The HR department and Sales department of Unilever Malaysia are the worst I have ever seen. Around the same time, Unilever acquires Batchelors, which specialises in freeze-dried vegetables and canned goods. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan sets out hundreds of targets and commitments which fall under three key goals: to help more than a billion people improve their health and wellbeing, to halve the environmental impact of the making and use of our products and to enhance the livelihoods of thousands of people in our supply chain. We announce in ‘Mobilising Collective Action: USLP Summary of Progress 2015’ that we are on track to achieve the majority of our USLP targets and make an unprecedented call for collective action to address the biggest challenges facing the world. Unilever announces the launch of Cif ecorefill, the new at-home technology that allows consumers to refill and reuse their Cif spray bottles for life. Between 1906 and 1907 the Dutch margarine industry sees its competitive strength weaken as increased supply of butter lowers the value of margarine. Get in touch with Unilever and specialist teams in our headquarters, or find contacts around the world. Its aim is to bring together forward-looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles and making electric transport the ‘new normal’ by 2030. Sunlight soap becomes one of the first brands to advertise in-home, using innovative means such as small cards inserted into soap packaging, featuring the Sunlight brand in cartoon drawings or calendars. December 29 ... organised by Malaysia. Described in The Economist as “one of the biggest industrial amalgamations in European history”, Unilever is officially established on 1 January 1930. Our geographic reach gives us an unparalleled global presence, including a unique position in emerging markets which generate 58% of our turnover. For employees drafted to war, Lever Brothers agreed to re-employ them on their return and give allowances to their dependants whilst they were away. Experienced Unit Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. In 2017, we were the first FMCG organisation to join the Climate Group’s EV100 global initiative. Unilever CEO Alan Jope warned that woke-washing – brand campaigns promising to improve the world but failing to take real action – is undermining the advertising industry’s credibility and trust. We are a global company selling fast-moving consumer goods. In 1954, Sunsilk shampoo is launched in the UK and will become a leading shampoo brand – by 1959 it is available in 18 countries worldwide. Late to the idea of corporate styling, Unilever establishes the Unilever U as our corporate logo in 1967. Their revolutionary action in business was by introducing the Sunlight Soap in 1890s. These products are then distributed to 25 million retailers, from supermarkets to small convenience stores, and through other fast-growing channels such as e-commerce and direct-to-consumer. The Unilever brand, found in consumer products in millions of homes across 150 countries, is a trusted name in nutrition, hygiene and personal care. It works to increase the amount of certified, sustainable palm oil that is available, and has set sustainability criteria against which suppliers can be certified. Unilever enters the Czech Republic and Hungary, and establishes UniRus in Russia. We set out an ambitious new range of measures and commitments designed to improve the health of the planet by taking even more decisive action to fight climate change, and protect and regenerate nature, and to preserve resources for future generations. All our factories, offices, R&D facilities, data centres, warehouses and distribution centres – across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America – are now powered by 100% renewable grid electricity. In 2015, Unilever contributes to the launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and joins global calls for action at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21). In January, we announce that we have achieved our target of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill from our entire network of factories. This is Unilever's global company website, Tackling climate impact in our operations, Working with suppliers & farmers to manage water use, Sustainable water use in our manufacturing operations, Water-smart products for water-stressed living, Rethinking plastic packaging – towards a circular economy, Annual Report and Accounts 2019 Highlights, Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management, UK Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement, /Images/Lifebuoy-ad-990x557_tcm244-515459.jpg, /Images/Jurgens-Oss-990x557_tcm244-515461.jpg, /Images/Samuel-Van-den-Bergh-990x557_tcm244-515460.jpg, /Images/Margarine-990x557_tcm244-515463.jpg, William Lever and Lever & Co launch the first branded soap, /Images/Sunlight-Soap-Box-990x557_tcm244-515465.jpg, /Images/Sunlight-Stamps-990x557_tcm244-515466.jpg, William Lever starts to build Port Sunlight, /Images/Aeriel-View-of-Port-Sunlight-990x557_tcm244-515468.jpg, Business booms for the newly registered Lever Brothers Ltd, /Images/Lever-Registration-form-1889-990x557_tcm244-515471.jpg, Lifebuoy launches with accessible health and hygiene in mind, /Images/Lifebuoy-packshot-990x557_tcm244-515472.jpg, Van den Bergh add Vitello to the growing margarine market, /Images/Vitello-Girl-990x557_tcm244-515474.jpg, The launch of Sunlight Flakes promises to make housework easy, /Images/Sunlight-Flake990x557_tcm244-515475.jpg, /Images/Margarine-factory-Rotterdam-990x557_tcm244-515464.jpg, Lever Brothers launch Vim – an innovation in homecare, /Images/Vim-Advert-990x557_tcm244-515476.jpg, Lever Brothers begin to source their own supply of raw materials, /Images/Palm-Plantation-Solomon-Is-990x557_tcm244-515478.jpg, Jurgens and Van den Bergh join forces to combat a weak margarine market, /Images/Jurgens-Organisation-990x557_tcm244-515479.jpg, /Images/Soap-Dyes-990x557_tcm244-515481.jpg, The first research lab is built at Port Sunlight, /Images/Port-Sunlight-Lab-990x557_tcm244-515482.jpg, Lever Brothers support employees and their families during wartime, /Images/Recruitment-Poster-990x557_tcm244-515483.jpg, Lever Brothers acquire long-established Pears Soap, /Images/Pears-Soap-990x557_tcm244-515484.jpg, Jurgens and Van den Bergh bring margarine manufacturing to England, /Images/Purfleet-Blending-990x557_tcm244-515485.jpg, /Images/Union-Doc-990x557_tcm244-515486.jpg, Lever Brothers buy Wall’s, a sausage company with ice cream ambitions, /Images/Walls-Sausages-990x557_tcm244-515488.jpg, Lifebuoy’s Clean Hands campaign promotes hygiene and boosts market, /Images/Clean-Hands-Certificate-990x557_tcm244-515490.jpg, /Images/Meger-Margarine-Union-997x557_tcm244-515491.jpg, /Images/Captain-Birdseye-1960s_tcm244-408297.jpg, Margarine Unie and Lever Brothers unite to establish Unilever, /Images/Unilever-Announcement-990x557_tcm244-515493.jpg, Vitamin-enriched brands boost margarine business, /Images/Stork1945-990x557_tcm244-515494.jpg, /Images/Vim-Packing-990x557_tcm244-515497.jpg, Lifebuoy provides public support during the Blitz, /Images/Lifebuoy-Emergency-990x557_tcm244-515499.jpg, Unilever ventures into frozen products and acquires Batchelors, /Images/Peas-Packaging-990x557_tcm244-515500.jpg, Birds Eye adds to Unilever’s food portfolio, /Images/BE-Green-Peas-990x557_tcm244-515501.jpg, /Images/Sierra-Leone-990x557_tcm244-515503.jpg, Unilever increases its focus in science in technology and nutrition, /Images/Girl-in-Lab-990x557_tcm244-515504.jpg, /Images/Sunsilk-Its-Here-990x557_tcm244-515505.jpg, The first TV commercial is aired in the UK by Gibbs, /Images/Gibbs-SR-Pack-990x557_tcm244-515506.jpg, Post-war rationing leads the way for new foods like the fish finger, /Images/Fish-Fingers-990x557_tcm244-515507.jpg, /Images/Dove-Pack-shot-990x557_tcm244-515508.jpg, Margarine packaging moves from paper to plastic, /Images/Flora-Tub-990x557_tcm244-515509.jpg, /Images/Testing-hair-products-990x557_tcm244-515510.jpg, Becel is launched as a ‘health’ margarine in response to medical support, /Images/Becel-Tub-990x557_tcm244-515511.jpg, With interest in packaging growing, Unilever forms the 4P group, /Images/Recycling-box-990x557_tcm244-469223.png, /Images/Cif-Logo-990x557_tcm244-515512.jpg, The Unilever U becomes the corporate logo, /Images/Unilever-logo-Blue-990x557_tcm244-515514.jpg, Unilever creates first-ever colour TV commercial in UK, /Images/Birds-Eye-Frosted-Foods-990x557_tcm244-515515.jpg, /Images/Persil-van-990x557_tcm244-515516.jpg, Lipton International turns Unilever tea business into one of the largest in the world, /Images/Lipton-Ceylon-990x557_tcm244-515517.jpg, Austria launches revolutionary dental care product Mentadent, /Images/Mentadent-Range-990x557_tcm244-515519.jpg, Impulse deodorant is launched in South Africa, /Images/Impulse-Products-990x557_tcm244-515518.jpg, United Africa Company becomes UAC International, /Images/UAC-Advert-990x557_tcm244-515520.jpg, /Images/Frigo-Vendors-990x557_tcm244-515521.jpg, Unilever presence is firmly established in Europe, Unilever acquires National Starch and increases presence in the US, /Images/Unilever-scientists-lab-990x557_tcm244-421147.jpg, /Images/Lifebuoy-packing-990x557_tcm244-515522.jpg, Unique Viennetta ice cream gateau launches, /Images/Viennetta1989-990x557_tcm244-515523.jpg, /Images/Axe-Bottles-990x557_tcm244-515524.jpg, Unilever acquires PG Tips, the UK’s biggest-selling tea brand, /Images/PG-Chimps-Cartoon-strip-990x557_tcm244-515526.jpg, Clearblue launches as first home use pregnancy test, /Images/Clear-Blue-Product-990x557_tcm244-515528.jpg, Unilever’s business in fragrances and food flavours doubles, /Images/Naarden-990x557_tcm244-515554.jpg, Chesebrough-Pond’s acquisition further increases presence in the US, /Images/CP-Vaseline-990x557_tcm244-515555.jpg, Acquisitions venture into cosmetics with Calvin Klein and Elizabeth Arden, /Images/Calvin-Klein-990x557_tcm244-515557.jpg, Magnum launches in Germany as a premium ice cream, /Images/MagnumGermany-990x557_tcm244-515559.jpg, /Images/global-eliminating-deforestation-990x557_tcm244-515822.jpg, /Images/unilever-employees_tcm244-479818_1.jpg, /Images/Breyers_delights_Logo_tcm244-508758.jpg, Organics innovative shampoo launches in Thailand, /Images/Organics1996-990x557_tcm244-515561.jpg, Unilever publishes its Code of Business Principles, /Images/Code-of-business-1995-990x557_tcm244-515562.jpg, Research into trans fats sparks action in food production, /Images/Grandma-grandchild-cooking_tcm244-414241.jpg, Attention focuses on the sustainable sourcing of fish, /Images/WWF-MarineCouncil-990x557_tcm244-515625.jpg, /Images/Dealing-in-HUL-Shares-990x560_tcm244-463580.jpg, /Images/Calippo-boy_990x557_tcm244-479130.jpg, /Images/Vannilla-farmer-Madagascar_tcm244-416796.jpg, Continued expansion leads to one of the largest cash acquisitions in history, /Images/SlimFast-990x557_tcm244-515563.jpg, Knorr joins the Unilever family as part of the Bestfoods acquisition, /Images/Knorr-stock-990x557_tcm244-515564.jpg, Unilever reforms brand portfolio with acquisitions and sales, /Images/1980-E-Arden-990x557_tcm244-515566.jpg, Lifebuoy brings hygiene education to millions of people, /Images/global-Health-and-Wellbeing-990x557_tcm244-515819.jpg, The Unilever Health Institute expands and announces policy on nutrition, /Images/151221_UniCR_Knorr_0437_990x557_tcm244-479136.jpg, Unilever joins the industry move towards sustainable palm oil, /Images/Sustainable-Sourcing-990x557_tcm244-424193.jpg, Unilever brings ‘Vitality’ to life with new mission, /Images/Contributing-to-heart-health-990x557_tcm244-479108.jpg, /Images/global-dove-real-beauty-sketches-campaign_tcm244-449434.jpg, The Dove Self-Esteem Project turns to the next generation of women, Thousands of products are assessed for nutritional enhancement, /Images/Consumer-reviewing-the-labelling-on-Knorr-product_990x557_tcm244-414254.jpg, Small & Mighty showcases new technology in laundry, /Images/Woman-doing-laundry-using-Persi-Small-and-Mighty_tcm244-408638.jpg, Unilever commits to sustainable sourcing of tea, /Images/Why-tea-is-an-all-time-favourite_tcm244-408735.jpg, Unilever acquires local food and drink brands in Indonesia and Russia, /Images/Russia-ice-cream-factory-130217_tcm244-498402.jpg, /Images/palm-oil-woman-farmers-990x557_tcm244-511700.jpg, Unilever consistently recognised as a sustainability leader in DJSI, /Images/global-green-park-trees-080916_tcm244-493244.jpg, The Compass: a strategy for truly sustainable business, /Images/factory_workers_china_990x557_tcm244-422819.jpg, Commitment to sustainable palm oil and tea continues, /Images/Hand-holding-Lipton-yellow-label-tea_tcm244-408680.jpg, /Images/Young-girls-washing-hands-as-part-of-Global-Handwashing-Day_990x557_tcm244-418933.jpg, Unilever launches the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, /Images/sustainability-990x557_tcm244-515827.jpg, Unilever enhances Personal Care portfolio, /Images/Back-LR-Model-Candice-Model-Letshego-Model-Xia-Front-LR-Chris-Naselli-990x557_tcm244-484372.jpg, Unilever takes action at the World Economic Forum, The 14 billion-euro brands boost business growth, /Images/USA-Woman-Shopping-141116_tcm244-495814.jpg, Progress towards Unilever Sustainable Living Plan targets continues, /Images/global-water-smart-solutions-050517_tcm244-504566.jpg, Unilever is recognised for initiatives on opportunities for women, /Images/global-opportunities-for-women-990x557_tcm244-515820.jpg, Unilever re-enters the market in Myanmar (Burma), /Images/Road-scene-Sule-Pagoda-Rangoon-990x557_tcm244-504499.jpg, The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards seek inspiring young people, /Images/Global-Oscar-Andres-Mendez-260517_tcm244-507206.jpg, Reshaping of our portfolio continues with Talenti and Qinyuan, /Images/Talenti-tubs-990x557_tcm244-515567.jpg, Unilever’s ‘sustainable living brands’ grow 2x faster, /Images/UniCR_Knorr_outreach_HIGH_RES_057-990x557_tcm244-482063.jpg, Call made for collective action as we announce the USLP is on track, /Images/UniCR_India_Lifebuoy_990x557_tcm244-482303.jpg, Unilever achieves zero waste to landfill in factories, /Images/Journey-to-zero-waste-990x557_tcm244-476211.jpg, Unilever supports the launch of the UN Global Goals, /Images/Global-SLP2016-UNGGSD-030517_tcm244-504454.jpg, Positive moves to reduce carbon emissions are made, /Images/Fukushima-Wind-Turbines-990x557_tcm244-466438.jpg, Zero waste to landfill expands across Unilever sites, /Images/Circular-Economy-990x557_tcm244-515821.jpg, Unilever commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025, /Images/global-recycling-bank-990x557_tcm244-497343.jpg, /Images/simple-in-brazil-re-sized_tcm244-542807_1.jpg, Hindustan Unilever Limited is India's most innovative company, /Images/hul-innovative_tcm244-542801_1.jpg, Unilever accelerates efforts to #unstereotype in advertising, /Images/Global-Unstereotype-Alliance-Flag-210617_tcm244-508117.jpg, Unilever commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030, /Images/global-electric-vehicles-green-car-270917_tcm244-510997.jpg, Unilever launches its own brand: Love Beauty and Planet, /Images/love-beauty-and-planet_tcm244-542803_1.jpg, Dove gains PETA cruelty-free accreditation, /Images/dove-cruelty-free_tcm244-542799_1.jpg, Cif at home refill will remove 1.5 million plastic bottles from UK supermarkets, We now use 100% renewable energy across 5 continents, /Images/renewable-energy_tcm244-542806_1.jpg, CEO warns that 'woke-washing' threatens industry credibility, Unilever announces new plastics commitments, /Images/plastics-commitments-re-sized_tcm244-543134.jpg, Hindustan Unilever Limited bags the Good Corporate Citizen Award, /Images/hul-good-corp_tcm244-542802_1.jpg, Helping Buenos Aires residents make recycling a habit, /Images/bueonos-aires_tcm244-542804_1.jpg, Helping to protect lives and livelihoods from the Covid-19 pandemic, /Images/global-unilever-trucks_tcm244-556792.jpg, Unilever announces completion of Horlicks acquisition from GSK, /Images/global-unilever-horlicks_tcm244-556791.jpg, Unilever set out new actions to fight climate change, /Images/World-sustainability-hands-scene_tcm244-543114.jpg, /Images/global-liquid-products_tcm244-556790.jpg, Unilever to eliminate fossil fuels in cleaning products by 2030, /Images/global-man-laudry-machine_tcm244-556804.jpg, Unilever sets bold new ‘Future Foods’ ambition, /Images/global-vegan-burger-VB_tcm244-556464.jpg, /Images/global-unilever-100ve-unification_tcm244-557143.jpg. 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