We’ve been taking climate action across our operations for decades and now we’re working to eliminate fossil fuels entirely and switch to renewable energy.
Strategy and goals
Guided by the Unilever Compass and our Climate Transition Action Plan, we’ve set out a clear pathway to take us to zero emissions in our operations by 2030 and net zero emissions across our value chain by 2039.
We’re transitioning to renewable energy across our operations, finding new low-carbon ingredients, expanding our plant-based product range and developing fossil-fuel-free cleaning and laundry products.
Across our portfolio, our brands are working hard to reduce the impact of our products when used by consumers. And we’re using our influence to accelerate progress in our value chain.
Taking a stand
We believe a net zero emissions world where nature thrives is within reach. We’re taking action across our business and value chain.
But our actions alone won't solve the climate crisis so we're advocating for systems change. We want to see regulation to phase out coal and other fossil fuels, a price on carbon that reflects its true cost to society and nature, and a switch to renewable energy and electric vehicles. This should be coupled with an immediate roll-out of nature-based solutions and policies.
Nothing is more powerful than demonstrating that we can decarbonise our business and remain profitable. We believe climate action is an opportunity that every business must seize.
Climate action – our progress
Find out about the actions we're taking through the Unilever Compass to deliver our Climate action goals.
We’re working to eliminate deforestation from our supply chain, supporting human rights and tackling climate change.
We’re working with our suppliers to reduce the carbon footprint of our products, through radical product innovation and deep partnerships.
Our brands are reducing the climate impact of our products.
Climate change is increasing water stress so we’re changing our products and partnering with others to preserve water.
We’re calling on everyone – businesses, governments and international alliances – to come together to tackle climate change.
Our Climate Transition Action Plan sets out our climate strategy, defines our emission reduction and net zero goals and sets out the actions we intend to take to meet them.
Latest climate action news
Unilever’s Vivek Nesarikar, Global Engineering Manager, explains how heat pump technology holds the key to achieving 100% renewable thermal energy in our factories by 2030.
Want to know more about climate action?
Our position statements set out our stance on important issues. And for people who want to take action, we’ve identified ways to help you get involved in our Take Action Hub.
We're always listening to understand issues of concern. Find out more about the issues that matter most to you.
This is how you can get involved too. Take action on the issues that you care about and let’s make a positive difference to our planet and our society together.