In 2016, Unilever reaches a new industry-leading achievement of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill across more than 600 sites in 70 countries, including factories, warehouses, distribution centres and offices. Unilever commits to source all of our tea from sustainable, ethical sources, asking the Rainforest Alliance to start auditing our tea suppliers with immediate effect. In June 1985, Unipath, one of the companies in Unilever’s new Medical Products Group, launches the Clearblue home pregnancy test. The idea of a cake consisting of layers of ice cream alternated with strata of chocolate is developed in 1981 by Wall’s Ice Cream. In 1904, Lever Brothers launch Vim, one of the very first scouring powders. The Unilever archives are amongst the most important collections of business records in the world. It’s the largest acquisition by a European company in the US at this time. After launch at the start of the decade, the Unilever Health Institute – a centre of excellence in nutrition, health and vitality – opens regional centres in Bangkok, Thailand and Accra, Ghana. Around the same time, Unilever acquires Batchelors, which specialises in freeze-dried vegetables and canned goods. Kibon becomes part of Unilever Heartbrand which is marketed in over 40 countries. In 2008, in an effort to help halt deforestation, we announce our commitment to draw all our palm oil from certified sustainable sources by 2015, purchasing our first batch of certified sustainable palm oil in November. Sunlight soap becomes one of the first brands to advertise in-home, using innovative means such as small cards inserted into soap packaging, featuring the Sunlight brand in cartoon drawings or calendars. Cif – a scouring cream capable of cleaning modern household surfaces such as stainless steel and enamel without scratching – launches in France. After a campaign to improve public perceptions of margarine and the growth of vitamin-enriched brands such as Stork in the UK and Blue Band in the Netherlands, sales of margarine rise to levels close to the highs of 1929. Becel, the pioneering ‘health’ margarine, is launched after the medical community asks Unilever to develop a cholesterol-lowering food product. We announced our commitment to halve our use of virgin plastic in our packaging, and to collect and process more plastic packaging than we sell by 2025. Dating back to the early 18th century, the Jurgens, a family of carpenters, begin selling on butter that they have received as payment for work. Unilever Nigeria Plc is a publicly listed company with trading and manufacturing interest in the consumer goods market. With a 750-strong salesforce and a thriving export trade, they launch their first branded margarine – Vitello. We have been working towards 100% renewable electricity as a global goal for 2020, but have achieved five continents ahead of time. The acquisition brings with it famous brand names including Pond’s and Vaseline. At its launch it is available in three fragrances, Amber, Musk and Spice, and packaged in distinctive black containers with silver lettering. In 1900 this innovation becomes known as Lux Flakes. It is also one of the two Indian companies that feature in the Top 10 in the year’s list. Disposals included Batchelors and Oxo in the UK, Royco and the Lesieur range in France, Heisse Tasse in Germany and Blå Band in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Rainforest Alliance Certified tea also becomes available in the US, Japan and Australia. To those unfamiliar with the company structure and its history, it makes sense as the first letter of the company name. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan sets out hundreds of targets and commitments which fall under three key goals: to help more than a billion people improve their health and wellbeing, to halve the environmental impact of the making and use of our products and to enhance the livelihoods of thousands of people in our supply chain. The Dove Self-Esteem Project is founded in 2004 to help the next generation of women grow up feeling happy and confident about the way they look. We make some of the world’s best-known brands – all are on a journey to reducing their environmental footprint and increasing their positive social impact. It works to increase the amount of certified, sustainable palm oil that is available, and has set sustainability criteria against which suppliers can be certified. In 1911, Lever Brothers’ first purpose-built research laboratory is constructed at Port Sunlight. In 1956 the PG Tips chimps made their debut appearance on the UK’s newly launched commercial TV station. Soon after, the company was again renamed. We announced a new annual global sales target of €1 billion from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, within the next five to seven years. That sense of purpose and mission has always been part of Unilever’s culture. In response to the problem of obtaining raw materials, they seek to create their own sources for supply and in 1906 develop a palm plantation in the Solomon Islands. This episode was made possible by our Patreon community! The headquarters was at Akassa in Bayelsa. The move means Sir Kensington’s joins a community of more than 2,000 businesses which meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. The acquisition would double Unilever’s international fragrances and flavours business. It is the first standalone body spray on the market (ie a body spray that is not part of a wider range of products). Originally, the principal abrasive ingredient of Vim is silica, which comes by rail and road from quarries in North Wales. In northern England, Lever & Co, a family grocery business, begin producing a new soap containing copra or pine kernel oil, to help it lather more easily than traditional soaps made of animal fats. Around 80% of Lipton Yellow Label and PG Tips tea bags sold in Western Europe are sourced from certified farms. In fact, Unilever is one of the companies which have been responsible for their actions. At Unilever we meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Dove’s cruelty-free status has been granted in recognition of the brand’s commitment to not conduct any tests on animals anywhere in the world. Its aim is to bring together forward-looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles and making electric transport the ‘new normal’ by 2030. Unilever products include food, candy, energy drinks, baby food, soft drinks, cheese, ice cream, tea, cleaning agents, coffee, pet food, bottled water, toothpaste, chewing gum, frozen pizza, pregnancy tests, juice, margarine (Upfield), beauty products, personal care, breakfast cereals, pharmaceutical and consumer healthcareproducts. Key elements of Pears’ production process, developed to achieve the transparency and purity of the soap, have been continued throughout the history of the product. In 1917, Jurgens and Van den Bergh establish factories in England, with one in Purfleet, Essex, which is still manufacturing margarine today. "Unilever's Nigeria Deal Approved." With 450 tons of Sunlight soap being made a week, the scale of the business encourages William Lever to buy a large factory in Liverpool, with a purpose-built village for its workers providing a high standard of housing, amenities and leisure facilities. In 2004, Unilever becomes a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the not-for-profit, industry-led initiative set up in co-operation with conservation organisation WWF. The next Unilever plc dividend is expected to go ex in 2 months and to be paid in 3 months. This is Unilever's global company website, Tackling climate impact in our operations, Working with suppliers & farmers to manage water use, Sustainable water use in our manufacturing operations, Water-smart products for water-stressed living, Rethinking plastic packaging – towards a circular economy, Annual Report and Accounts 2019 Highlights, Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management, UK Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement, /Images/Lifebuoy-ad-990x557_tcm244-515459.jpg, /Images/Jurgens-Oss-990x557_tcm244-515461.jpg, /Images/Samuel-Van-den-Bergh-990x557_tcm244-515460.jpg, /Images/Margarine-990x557_tcm244-515463.jpg, William Lever and Lever & Co launch the first branded soap, /Images/Sunlight-Soap-Box-990x557_tcm244-515465.jpg, /Images/Sunlight-Stamps-990x557_tcm244-515466.jpg, William Lever starts to build Port Sunlight, /Images/Aeriel-View-of-Port-Sunlight-990x557_tcm244-515468.jpg, Business booms for the newly registered Lever Brothers Ltd, /Images/Lever-Registration-form-1889-990x557_tcm244-515471.jpg, Lifebuoy launches with accessible health and hygiene in mind, /Images/Lifebuoy-packshot-990x557_tcm244-515472.jpg, Van den Bergh add Vitello to the growing margarine market, /Images/Vitello-Girl-990x557_tcm244-515474.jpg, The launch of Sunlight Flakes promises to make housework easy, /Images/Sunlight-Flake990x557_tcm244-515475.jpg, /Images/Margarine-factory-Rotterdam-990x557_tcm244-515464.jpg, Lever Brothers launch Vim – an innovation in homecare, /Images/Vim-Advert-990x557_tcm244-515476.jpg, Lever Brothers begin to source their own supply of raw materials, /Images/Palm-Plantation-Solomon-Is-990x557_tcm244-515478.jpg, Jurgens and Van den Bergh join forces to combat a weak margarine market, /Images/Jurgens-Organisation-990x557_tcm244-515479.jpg, /Images/Soap-Dyes-990x557_tcm244-515481.jpg, The first research lab is built at Port Sunlight, /Images/Port-Sunlight-Lab-990x557_tcm244-515482.jpg, Lever Brothers support employees and their families during wartime, /Images/Recruitment-Poster-990x557_tcm244-515483.jpg, Lever Brothers acquire long-established Pears Soap, /Images/Pears-Soap-990x557_tcm244-515484.jpg, Jurgens and Van den Bergh bring margarine manufacturing to England, /Images/Purfleet-Blending-990x557_tcm244-515485.jpg, /Images/Union-Doc-990x557_tcm244-515486.jpg, Lever Brothers buy Wall’s, a sausage company with ice cream ambitions, /Images/Walls-Sausages-990x557_tcm244-515488.jpg, Lifebuoy’s Clean Hands campaign promotes hygiene and boosts market, /Images/Clean-Hands-Certificate-990x557_tcm244-515490.jpg, /Images/Meger-Margarine-Union-997x557_tcm244-515491.jpg, /Images/Captain-Birdseye-1960s_tcm244-408297.jpg, Margarine Unie and Lever Brothers unite to establish Unilever, /Images/Unilever-Announcement-990x557_tcm244-515493.jpg, Vitamin-enriched brands boost margarine business, /Images/Stork1945-990x557_tcm244-515494.jpg, /Images/Vim-Packing-990x557_tcm244-515497.jpg, Lifebuoy provides public support during the Blitz, /Images/Lifebuoy-Emergency-990x557_tcm244-515499.jpg, Unilever ventures into frozen products and acquires Batchelors, /Images/Peas-Packaging-990x557_tcm244-515500.jpg, Birds Eye adds to Unilever’s food portfolio, /Images/BE-Green-Peas-990x557_tcm244-515501.jpg, /Images/Sierra-Leone-990x557_tcm244-515503.jpg, Unilever increases its focus in science in technology and nutrition, /Images/Girl-in-Lab-990x557_tcm244-515504.jpg, /Images/Sunsilk-Its-Here-990x557_tcm244-515505.jpg, The first TV commercial is aired in the UK by Gibbs, /Images/Gibbs-SR-Pack-990x557_tcm244-515506.jpg, Post-war rationing leads the way for new foods like the fish finger, /Images/Fish-Fingers-990x557_tcm244-515507.jpg, /Images/Dove-Pack-shot-990x557_tcm244-515508.jpg, Margarine packaging moves from paper to plastic, /Images/Flora-Tub-990x557_tcm244-515509.jpg, /Images/Testing-hair-products-990x557_tcm244-515510.jpg, Becel is launched as a ‘health’ margarine in response to medical support, /Images/Becel-Tub-990x557_tcm244-515511.jpg, With interest in packaging growing, Unilever forms the 4P group, /Images/Recycling-box-990x557_tcm244-469223.png, /Images/Cif-Logo-990x557_tcm244-515512.jpg, The Unilever U becomes the corporate logo, /Images/Unilever-logo-Blue-990x557_tcm244-515514.jpg, Unilever creates first-ever colour TV commercial in UK, /Images/Birds-Eye-Frosted-Foods-990x557_tcm244-515515.jpg, /Images/Persil-van-990x557_tcm244-515516.jpg, Lipton International turns Unilever tea business into one of the largest in the world, /Images/Lipton-Ceylon-990x557_tcm244-515517.jpg, Austria launches revolutionary dental care product Mentadent, /Images/Mentadent-Range-990x557_tcm244-515519.jpg, Impulse deodorant is launched in South Africa, /Images/Impulse-Products-990x557_tcm244-515518.jpg, United Africa Company becomes UAC International, /Images/UAC-Advert-990x557_tcm244-515520.jpg, /Images/Frigo-Vendors-990x557_tcm244-515521.jpg, Unilever presence is firmly established in Europe, Unilever acquires National Starch and increases presence in the US, /Images/Unilever-scientists-lab-990x557_tcm244-421147.jpg, /Images/Lifebuoy-packing-990x557_tcm244-515522.jpg, Unique Viennetta ice cream gateau launches, /Images/Viennetta1989-990x557_tcm244-515523.jpg, /Images/Axe-Bottles-990x557_tcm244-515524.jpg, Unilever acquires PG Tips, the UK’s biggest-selling tea brand, /Images/PG-Chimps-Cartoon-strip-990x557_tcm244-515526.jpg, Clearblue launches as first home use pregnancy test, /Images/Clear-Blue-Product-990x557_tcm244-515528.jpg, Unilever’s business in fragrances and food flavours doubles, /Images/Naarden-990x557_tcm244-515554.jpg, Chesebrough-Pond’s acquisition further increases presence in the US, /Images/CP-Vaseline-990x557_tcm244-515555.jpg, Acquisitions venture into cosmetics with Calvin Klein and Elizabeth Arden, /Images/Calvin-Klein-990x557_tcm244-515557.jpg, Magnum launches in Germany as a premium ice cream, /Images/MagnumGermany-990x557_tcm244-515559.jpg, /Images/global-eliminating-deforestation-990x557_tcm244-515822.jpg, /Images/unilever-employees_tcm244-479818_1.jpg, /Images/Breyers_delights_Logo_tcm244-508758.jpg, Organics innovative shampoo launches in Thailand, /Images/Organics1996-990x557_tcm244-515561.jpg, Unilever publishes its Code of Business Principles, /Images/Code-of-business-1995-990x557_tcm244-515562.jpg, Research into trans fats sparks action in food production, /Images/Grandma-grandchild-cooking_tcm244-414241.jpg, Attention focuses on the sustainable sourcing of fish, /Images/WWF-MarineCouncil-990x557_tcm244-515625.jpg, /Images/Dealing-in-HUL-Shares-990x560_tcm244-463580.jpg, /Images/Calippo-boy_990x557_tcm244-479130.jpg, /Images/Vannilla-farmer-Madagascar_tcm244-416796.jpg, Continued expansion leads to one of the largest cash acquisitions in history, /Images/SlimFast-990x557_tcm244-515563.jpg, Knorr joins the Unilever family as part of the Bestfoods acquisition, /Images/Knorr-stock-990x557_tcm244-515564.jpg, Unilever reforms brand portfolio with acquisitions and sales, /Images/1980-E-Arden-990x557_tcm244-515566.jpg, Lifebuoy brings hygiene education to millions of people, /Images/global-Health-and-Wellbeing-990x557_tcm244-515819.jpg, The Unilever Health Institute expands and announces policy on nutrition, /Images/151221_UniCR_Knorr_0437_990x557_tcm244-479136.jpg, Unilever joins the industry move towards sustainable palm oil, /Images/Sustainable-Sourcing-990x557_tcm244-424193.jpg, Unilever brings ‘Vitality’ to life with new mission, /Images/Contributing-to-heart-health-990x557_tcm244-479108.jpg, /Images/global-dove-real-beauty-sketches-campaign_tcm244-449434.jpg, The Dove Self-Esteem Project turns to the next generation of women, Thousands of products are assessed for nutritional enhancement, /Images/Consumer-reviewing-the-labelling-on-Knorr-product_990x557_tcm244-414254.jpg, Small & Mighty showcases new technology in laundry, /Images/Woman-doing-laundry-using-Persi-Small-and-Mighty_tcm244-408638.jpg, Unilever commits to sustainable sourcing of tea, /Images/Why-tea-is-an-all-time-favourite_tcm244-408735.jpg, Unilever acquires local food and drink brands in Indonesia and Russia, /Images/Russia-ice-cream-factory-130217_tcm244-498402.jpg, /Images/palm-oil-woman-farmers-990x557_tcm244-511700.jpg, Unilever consistently recognised as a sustainability leader in DJSI, /Images/global-green-park-trees-080916_tcm244-493244.jpg, The Compass: a strategy for truly sustainable business, /Images/factory_workers_china_990x557_tcm244-422819.jpg, Commitment to sustainable palm oil and tea continues, /Images/Hand-holding-Lipton-yellow-label-tea_tcm244-408680.jpg, /Images/Young-girls-washing-hands-as-part-of-Global-Handwashing-Day_990x557_tcm244-418933.jpg, Unilever launches the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, /Images/sustainability-990x557_tcm244-515827.jpg, Unilever enhances Personal Care portfolio, /Images/Back-LR-Model-Candice-Model-Letshego-Model-Xia-Front-LR-Chris-Naselli-990x557_tcm244-484372.jpg, Unilever takes action at the World Economic Forum, The 14 billion-euro brands boost business growth, /Images/USA-Woman-Shopping-141116_tcm244-495814.jpg, Progress towards Unilever Sustainable Living Plan targets continues, /Images/global-water-smart-solutions-050517_tcm244-504566.jpg, Unilever is recognised for initiatives on opportunities for women, /Images/global-opportunities-for-women-990x557_tcm244-515820.jpg, Unilever re-enters the market in Myanmar (Burma), /Images/Road-scene-Sule-Pagoda-Rangoon-990x557_tcm244-504499.jpg, The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards seek inspiring young people, /Images/Global-Oscar-Andres-Mendez-260517_tcm244-507206.jpg, Reshaping of our portfolio continues with Talenti and Qinyuan, /Images/Talenti-tubs-990x557_tcm244-515567.jpg, Unilever’s ‘sustainable living brands’ grow 2x faster, /Images/UniCR_Knorr_outreach_HIGH_RES_057-990x557_tcm244-482063.jpg, Call made for collective action as we announce the USLP is on track, /Images/UniCR_India_Lifebuoy_990x557_tcm244-482303.jpg, Unilever achieves zero waste to landfill in factories, /Images/Journey-to-zero-waste-990x557_tcm244-476211.jpg, Unilever supports the launch of the UN Global Goals, /Images/Global-SLP2016-UNGGSD-030517_tcm244-504454.jpg, Positive moves to reduce carbon emissions are made, /Images/Fukushima-Wind-Turbines-990x557_tcm244-466438.jpg, Zero waste to landfill expands across Unilever sites, /Images/Circular-Economy-990x557_tcm244-515821.jpg, Unilever commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025, /Images/global-recycling-bank-990x557_tcm244-497343.jpg, /Images/simple-in-brazil-re-sized_tcm244-542807_1.jpg, Hindustan Unilever Limited is India's most innovative company, /Images/hul-innovative_tcm244-542801_1.jpg, Unilever accelerates efforts to #unstereotype in advertising, /Images/Global-Unstereotype-Alliance-Flag-210617_tcm244-508117.jpg, Unilever commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030, /Images/global-electric-vehicles-green-car-270917_tcm244-510997.jpg, Unilever launches its own brand: Love Beauty and Planet, /Images/love-beauty-and-planet_tcm244-542803_1.jpg, Dove gains PETA cruelty-free accreditation, /Images/dove-cruelty-free_tcm244-542799_1.jpg, Cif at home refill will remove 1.5 million plastic bottles from UK supermarkets, We now use 100% renewable energy across 5 continents, /Images/renewable-energy_tcm244-542806_1.jpg, CEO warns that 'woke-washing' threatens industry credibility, Unilever announces new plastics commitments, /Images/plastics-commitments-re-sized_tcm244-543134.jpg, Hindustan Unilever Limited bags the Good Corporate Citizen Award, /Images/hul-good-corp_tcm244-542802_1.jpg, Helping Buenos Aires residents make recycling a habit, /Images/bueonos-aires_tcm244-542804_1.jpg, Helping to protect lives and livelihoods from the Covid-19 pandemic, /Images/global-unilever-trucks_tcm244-556792.jpg, Unilever announces completion of Horlicks acquisition from GSK, /Images/global-unilever-horlicks_tcm244-556791.jpg, Unilever set out new actions to fight climate change, /Images/World-sustainability-hands-scene_tcm244-543114.jpg, /Images/global-liquid-products_tcm244-556790.jpg, Unilever to eliminate fossil fuels in cleaning products by 2030, /Images/global-man-laudry-machine_tcm244-556804.jpg, Unilever sets bold new ‘Future Foods’ ambition, /Images/global-vegan-burger-VB_tcm244-556464.jpg, /Images/global-unilever-100ve-unification_tcm244-557143.jpg. Having identified the different non-hazardous waste streams in our operations, we have now found alternative routes for the waste from these sites. Unilever backs an industry-wide move towards supporting sustainable agriculture at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Research work includes laboratory analysis, testing raw materials and the finished soap, the recovery of waste heat from the condensers, boiling down of caustic liquors in steam boilers and the development of the glycerine department. As of last trade, Unilever Nigeria PLC (UNILEVER:LAG) traded at 13.90, 40.40% above the 52 week low of 9.90 set on Apr 02, 2020. The amalgamation ensures benefits from scale economies in both domestic and export markets and enables the investments required to building new categories. Unilever named head of Beauty and Personal are, Alan Jope to succeed Paul Polman as Chief Executive Officer. Axe body spray for men (Lynx in the UK) is first launched, starting in France. In 1928, Margarine Unie acquires the French–Dutch Calvé-Delft group with factories in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Czechoslovakia. It is one of the multinational companies … Unilever announced completion of the unification process for our Group legal structure under a single parent company, Unilever PLC, creating a simpler company with greater strategic flexibility, better positioned for future success. We set out an ambitious new range of measures and commitments designed to improve the health of the planet by taking even more decisive action to fight climate change, and protect and regenerate nature, and to preserve resources for future generations. The Tender Offer opened on May 7, 2015 and closed on June 25, 2015. Statistics: Public Company Incorporated: 1929 as Unilever Limited and Unilever N.V. Employees: 265,000 Sales: £27.09 billion (US$44.90 billion) (1998) Stock Exchanges: Amsterdam London New York Paris Frankfurt Brussels Zurich Luxembourg Vienna Ticker Symbol: UN NAIC: 311223 Other Oilseed Processing; 311225 Fats & Oils Refining & Blending; 311411 Frozen Fruit, Juice, & Vegetable … Unilever Nigeria is a member of the Unilever Group, one of the world's leading consumer goods companies whose food, home and personal care brands are used by 2.5 billion people all over the world on any given day. Beginning in September 2017, Unilever’s personal care brand Simple arrives in Brazil. The Langnese impulse marketing group developed a thick, rounded, oval slice of quality ice cream wrapped in pure Belgian chocolate. In 1914, the Southern protectorate and Northern protectorate were amalgamated by Lord Lugard. By 2012 we have 14 brands each with sales of more than €1 billion a year. Due to the war, the idea does not come to fruition until 1922 and initial ice cream sales are disappointing, as retailers are reluctant to buy in quantity. These brands have integrated sustainability into the contribution they make to the world and into their products’ ingredients and life-cycle. Our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace. As part of its child health policy, it encourages the habits of personal cleanliness among primary school children, educating them about dirt and germs and teaching them how to wash their hands properly. In the same year Elizabeth Arden/Fabergé is acquired but later sold in 2001. Our vision is a new way of doing business – one that delivers growth by serving society and the planet. Unilever launches the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, our blueprint for a sustainable business model. We will achieve Net Zero emissions from all our products by 2039. Unilever publishes its Code of Business Principles. The growth will be driven by the roll-out of The Vegetarian Butcher as well as increasing vegan alternatives from brands including Hellmann’s, Magnum and Wall’s. The firm was primarily engaged in trading of soap and in 1924, the name was changed to West African Soap Company. Unilever’s condiment company Sir Kensington’s has been awarded B-Corporation certification. The history of Unilever can be traced to 1923 when Robert Hesketh Leverhulme opened a trading post in Nigeria under the business name, Lever Brothers (West Africa) Ltd. Please note that on 29 November 2020, the Unilever Group completed the unification of its legal structure under a single parent company, Unilever PLC, and Unilever NV ceased to exist. Children are encouraged to complete a ‘Clean Hands Chart’ which is marked each time they wash their hands ‘Before Breakfast’, ‘Before Dinner’ and ‘After school’ for each day of the week. Sensing opportunity in the country, the firm opened a soap factory in Apapa in 1925. A huge amount in 1900. By now, Lever Brothers have a thriving export trade and factories in South Africa, Europe, Canada, Australia and the US. Frigo ice cream is acquired in Spain. All our factories, offices, R&D facilities, data centres, warehouses and distribution centres – across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America – are now powered by 100% renewable grid electricity. During the 1970s, hard economic conditions – including high inflation in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis – lead to flat sales. The initials ‘SR’ are short for sodium ricinoleate, an ingredient effective in the treatment of gum infections. With supplies of oils and fats struggling to meet the demand created by fast-growing soap and margarine production – and in an increasingly competitive market – Jurgens, Van den Bergh and Lever Brothers focus on securing stable sources of raw materials. New technology helps create Small & Mighty, the first super-concentrated liquid laundry detergent that uses one-third of the packaging, one-third of the water and one-third of the transport of dilute liquids. Late to the idea of corporate styling, Unilever establishes the Unilever U as our corporate logo in 1967. The 1930s is a tough decade – it starts with the Great Depression and ends with a new world war. See Siddharth Ramaswamy's compensation, career history, education, & memberships. was established in 1923 as a soap manufacturing company –West Africa Soap Company–by Lord Leverhulme. By 2001 Unilever has reduced brands from 1,600 to 900. We announced we will source 100% of the carbon derived from fossil fuels in our cleaning and laundry product formulations with renewable or recycled carbon. As new scientific advances come thick and fast, Unilever establishes Port Sunlight Research, a research division with responsibility for both UK and Dutch laboratories. The beauty bar claims to rinse cleaner than soap, leaving skin clean, soft and smooth. In 1993, Unilever acquires Breyers ice cream in the US. As a result, Unilever expands and diversifies through innovation and acquisition, setting up advertising agencies, market research companies and packaging businesses. We are a global company selling fast-moving consumer goods. Lipton International is acquired in 1971 and Unilever’s tea business becomes one of the largest in the world. In 2007, the company name formally changes to Hindustan Unilever Limited, as it is still known today. Unilever’s initiative, Global Reach with Local Roots: Creating a Gender-Balanced Workforce in Different Cultural Contexts, accelerates the advancement of high-potential women across different regions and leverages the company’s strong foundation of cultural diversity and multinational expertise to promote a culture of inclusion. is engaged in the manufacture and marketing of foods and food ingredients, and home and personal care products. The Heartbrand operates under different names in different markets (Wall’s in the UK and in most of Asia, Algida in Italy, Langnese in Germany and Ola in the Netherlands). The necessary rationalisation leads to large acquisitions and equally large divestments. Explore our latest news and stories covering innovation, our people, sustainability, marketing and more…. Between 1906 and 1907 the Dutch margarine industry sees its competitive strength weaken as increased supply of butter lowers the value of margarine. 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