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MDBC Climate Solution of the Week: Unilever

We’re happy to introduce MDBC’s Climate Solution of the Week: Unilever’s comprehensive approach to climate change! ✨

Unilever’s climate strategy 🌱:
● Value chain impact: Climate change affects from raw material sourcing 🌾 to product usage 🚿. Unilever is integrating climate actions at all levels. 🔄
● Science-based targets: Aiming for a 100% reduction in operational emissions by 2030 🎯 and net-zero across the value chain by 2039. 🌿
● Shareholder engagement: In 2021, Unilever’s Climate Transition Action Plan received a staggering 99.59% approval. 👏

Contribution to the UN’s SDGs 🌐:
● Climate Action (SDG 13): Unilever believes in benefiting all stakeholders while ensuring the planet 🌍 and society thrive. 🌱
● Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17): Collaborations with the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 🤝, UN Women, and UNICEF. Notably, Dove’s partnership with UNICEF aims to educate 10 million young people on self-esteem and body confidence. 🕊️💪

Environmental impact & innovations 🍃:
● Plastic strategy: ‘No plastic, less plastic, better plastic’ 🚫🥤. Innovations include refill stations ♻️, alternative packaging 📦, and recycled materials.
● Product highlights:
○ Hellmann’s: making taste, not waste, with 100% recycled bottles.
○ Dirt Is Good introduces biodegradable laundry sheets in recyclable, paper-based packaging. 🌼
○ Multiple brands adopting refillable bottles and piloting refilling stations across the world.

Promoting industry-wide sustainability 🌿:
● Advocating: for a shift from the linear model 🔄 to a circular approach. ♻️
● Collaboration: with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the New Plastics Economy Initiative to achieve a circular economy for plastic. 🤲

Get Involved with Unilever’s Solutions 🤝:
Interested in making a difference with @Unilever?
Take a look into their Take Action Hub! 🌟 https://bit.ly/3R5Ny36

The Climate Solution of the Week is a joint campaign towards COP28, by the NBCC and the NL Business Hub Network.

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