Unilever is one of the world’s leading fast moving consumer goods companies with €49.8 Bn of turnover reported in 2013 and operations in over 100 countries, More than 2 Billion consumers will be using one of our products on any given day. Our product offerings span from Ice Cream and Tea to Laundry and Homecare, encompassing Personal Care and Foods along the way. We have 14 Brands with a turnover of over €1 Billion, with many iconic household names in our portfolio such as Hellmanns, Knorr, Persil, Domestos, Dove, Walls, Lipton and PG Tips. We remain the biggest maker of soap on the planet, continuing a fine tradition of making hygiene and personal care commonplace.
Our corporate mission today is to make sustainable living commonplace. We aim to double the size of the business in the coming years while halving our environmental impacts and improving the health and wellbeing of over 1 Billion people. The social and environmental aspects of our mission are captured in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which was launched in 2011. Today’s mission and our philosophy of doing business is closely based on the spirit in which the company was founded over 100 years ago in Merseyside, by William Hesketh Lever and contains some of the most far reaching commitments to responsible business of any major company.
Unilever has strong continued operations on Merseyside, with one of our major R&D laboratories located at Port Sunlight, employing over 800 researchers, and a major sourcing factory adjacent to Port Sunlight Village manufacturing Liquid Homecare and Personal Care products.