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Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1929
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

One is a lonely number, unless you're Unilever. A top maker of packaged consumer goods worldwide, Unilever products are sold in about 180 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and Western Europe. The company's offerings span several categories, including Foods, Refreshments, Personal Care and Home Care. Unilever's vast portfolio of more than 400 brands boasts a dozen brands that each ring up about €1 billion ($1.4 billion) annually. Best sellers include Hellmann's (mayonnaise), Knorr (soups), Lipton (tea), Dove and Lux (soaps... More

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About Unilever



On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life.


With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways.

Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos and everyday household care products. We produce world-leading brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo, alongside trusted local names such as Blue Band, Pureit and Suave.


For us, sustainability is integral to how we do business. With 7 billion people on our planet, the earth’s resources can be strained. This means sustainable growth is the only acceptable model of growth for our business. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan sets out to decouple our growth from our environmental impact, while at the same time increasing our positive social impact. Our Plan has three big goals that by 2020 will enable us to:

  • Help more than a billion people to improve their health and well-being.
  • Halve the environmental footprint of our products.
  • Source 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably and enhance the livelihoods of people across our value chain.

To embed sustainability into every stage of the life cycle of our products, we’re working with our suppliers to support responsible approaches to agriculture. We’re also learning from NGOs and other organisations, recognising that building a truly sustainable business is not something we can do without expert advice.

We believe that as a business we have a responsibility to our consumers and to the communities in which we have a presence. Around the world we invest in local economies and develop people’s skills inside and outside of Unilever. And through our business and brands, we run a range of programmes to promote hygiene, nutrition, empowerment and environmental awareness.


We realise innovation is key to our progress, and through cutting-edge science we’re constantly enhancing our brands, improving their nutritional properties, taste, fragrance, or functionality.

We invest around €1 billion every year in research and development, and have established laboratories around the world where our scientists explore new thinking and techniques, applying their expertise to our products.

Consumer research plays a vital role in this process. Our unrivalled global reach allows us to get closer to consumers in local markets, ensuring we understand their diverse needs and priorities.


From long-established names like Lifebuoy, Sunlight and Pond’s to new innovations such as the Pureit affordable water purifier, our range of brands is as diverse as our worldwide consumer base.

Unilever has more than 400 brands, 14 of which generate sales in excess of €1 billion a year.

Many of these brands have long-standing, strong social missions, including Lifebuoy’s drive to promote hygiene through handwashing with soap, and Dove’s campaign for real beauty.


Unilever is one of the world’s leading fast-moving consumer goods companies with products sold in over 190 countries. More than 2 billion consumers worldwide use a Unilever product on any given day.


  • Our turnover was €49.8 billion in 2013
  • Emerging markets now account for 57% of our business
  • We have 14 brands with sales of more than €1 billion a year, making up more than 54% of our business
  • More than 174,000 people work for Unilever
  • We are the number 1 fast-moving consumer goods employer of choice among students in 26 countries
  • 42% of our managers are women
  • Around 303 million people were reached by the end of 2013 through our programmes on handwashing, safe drinking water, oral health and self-esteem
  • 31% of our portfolio by volume met the highest nutrition standards in 2013
  • We have reduced our waste impact by around 11% since 2010
  • Around 48% of our agricultural raw materials were sourced sustainably by the end of 2013

Working at Unilever

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Unilever Awards & Accolades

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Unilever is the world’s third most in-demand employer, LinkedIn, 2013
Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles, National Business Group on Health, 2012
Best Global/International Recruitment Strategy, Recruiter Awards 2012 Shortlist, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010
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