We’re completely rethinking our approach to packaging to use less, better or no plastic.
Strategy and goals
We’re taking steps towards a waste-free world through the Unilever Compass.
We’re cutting plastic waste by using less plastic, better plastic or no plastic at all – and calling for a fast transition to a circular economy.
And we’re on the front line in the fight against food waste – in our factories and on people’s plates.
Our goals are ambitious – but they have to be to overcome the challenges and make our brands superior in every way.
Taking a stand
As a consumer goods company, we’re acutely aware of the impact of today’s “take-make-dispose” model – where products are made, bought, used briefly, then thrown away.
We need to shift from this linear view to a circular economy where resources are reused and kept in a closed loop system.
And we need to do it quickly. We’re using our voice and experience to call for a fast transition to a circular economy, and working with others to build co-ordinated action.
Waste-free world – our progress
Find out about the actions we're taking through the Unilever Compass to deliver our Waste-free world goals.
Plastic pollution is too big for us to solve alone. We’re advocating for systems change to create a circular economy for plastics.
We’ve spent more than a decade reducing waste and recycling in our operations. We’re still striving to do better and find innovative ways to keep resources in use for longer.
No one should experience daily hunger and undernourishment, and especially not in a world where billions of tonnes of edible food is wasted each year. We're working for a future where zero food is wasted.
Latest waste-free world news
Next week in Paris, negotiations on a UN treaty on plastic pollution continue. But why are these talks so pivotal? And what is Unilever – as part of the Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty – asking governments to consider?
Want to know more about a waste-free world?
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.