Every Day U Does Good
While we feel a renewed sense of hope as millions are vaccinated across the country, the pandemic continues to take a toll. For Unilever, serving those most impacted by COVID-19, women and families, particularly in Black and Hispanic communities, remains our priority.
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In 2021 we’ll match our 2020 donation to in total donate over $50 million in everyday products and services for pandemic relief. That includes continuing to provide millions of Unilever products and supplies to frontline partners like Feeding America, using our platforms to promote vaccine education, and supporting organizations that directly reach women business owners and youth, including Luminary and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.Join us to Get Help or Give Help
‘Doing good’ is central to so many of our brands—from Dove’s commitment to improving women’s self-esteem, to Degree’s positive movement programs. Our scale gives us an opportunity to help create a better world, and we aim to do just that by constantly working to put sustainable living front and center for each of our brands—that way we can best use this super group of purpose-led products to improve lives, societies and the world as a whole. For the past ten years our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) has baked the idea of ‘doing good’ into every element of our business. By working hard to ensure that each and every element of our business plays its part, big or small, towards making a better world, we can confidently say that everyday with every U, we’re trying to not only do good now, but far into the future.
Everyday Unilever does good for communities across America and the world. In this continued time of need, serving the people and communities most impacted by the pandemic remains a priority. Unilever will continue to provide millions of products and supplies to frontline partners, like Feeding America, use its platforms to promote vaccine education in partnership with the Ad Council, and take continued action to support organizations that provide resources to female small business owners and youth, including Luminary and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Most importantly, people like you who love using our products, can join our second annual Day of Service on May 14, along with nearly 200 corporate and national partners and local organizations to ensure we can do as much good as possible. If you want to go beyond slurping, sipping and scrubbing your way to a better world, we welcome you join us on our Day of Service by going to EveryDayUDoesGood.com to see how you can give help or get help.
Since first opening our doors over 100 years ago, we’ve always believed that responsible business is good business. It’s from this belief that the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) blossomed. Despite achieving many of our goals, there’s still so much more to do, which is why we’re putting everything we’ve learned over the past decade at the heart of a new, even more ambitious strategy. Since 2010, we’ve helped more than 1.3 billion people improve their health and hygiene. We’ve increased the amount of agricultural raw materials we source sustainably from 14% to 62% and 88% of our key crops are now sustainably sourced. And we’ve improved the livelihoods of millions of people. You’re a part of this too! By simply brushing, bathing and brewing with your favorite Unilever products, you’re supporting our plans to do some amazing things in the future.
We’ve been supplying the world with products to sip, soak, scrub, brush, bathe, bake, clean, cook and create for over 100 years, and we’ve always done it with the idea of helping to create a better world. In fact, when our doors first opened back in 1930, they were opened with the idea to “make cleanliness commonplace; to lessen work for women; to foster health and contribute to personal attractiveness, that life may be more enjoyable and rewarding for the people who use our products”.
It was this urge to create a business that could not only be good, but also do good that brought together Dutch margarine company, Margarine Unie, with British soap maker Lever Brothers to create Unilever. We’re carrying that same sense of purpose into the 21st century – committed to helping people look good, feel good and get more out of life, with our purpose as a business being to ‘make sustainable living commonplace’.
You can find out more about where we’ve come from, and where we’re going, in our history section.
Over the past decade we’ve been incredibly humbled by the recognition we’ve received for our sustainability work from a wide variety of specialist agencies and organizations, including Oxfam and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. We’ve been recognized as global leaders in climate action, agricultural sourcing policies, waste management and sustainability practices. And we couldn’t have achieved these results without our partners or your continued support of our products.
And we’re not stopping —there’s a lot more work to do if we’re to create a better world for everyone. The journey’s ongoing, and it’s one we’re on together. To find out more about our sustainability performance, click here.