Unilever at a glance
Consumers worldwide buy 170 billion Unilever products each year. In 2011 our worldwide turnover was €46.5 billion.
Our products are sold in more than 190 countries with 2 billion consumers worldwide using a Unilever product on any given day.
Our underlying sales growth in 2011 was 6.5% – with emerging markets accounting for nearly 55% of our business.
We have more than 50 years' experience of working in Brazil, China, India and Indonesia.
Acquisitions, such as Alberto Culver – our biggest in ten years – added more than 1% to our turnover in 2011.
Dove became our first €3 billion Personal Care brand in 2011.
More than 171,000 people work for Unilever.
The number of women in senior positions rose from 23% in 2007 to 28% in 2011.
Progress against our Sustainable Living Plan in 2011 includes: reducing our greenhouse gases to 117.41kg energy per ton of production, and purchasing 64% of the palm oil we use from sustainable sources.