Unilever PLC is a British–Dutch multinational consumer goods company. Its products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products.
Unilever owns over 400 brands, amongst the largest selling of which are Aviance, Axe/Lynx, Ben & Jerry's, Dove, Flora/Becel, Heartbrand, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Lux/Radox, Omo/Surf, Rexona/Sure, Sunsilk, Toni & Guy, TRESemmé, VO5 and Wish-Bone.
Unilever PLC had a market capitalisation of £27.3 billion as of 23 December 2011, the 18th-largest of any company with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.
The company’s products are sold in more than 190 countries with 2 billion consumers worldwide. More than 171,000 employees work for Unilever.
The Unilever Foundation
The Unilever Foundation is dedicated to improving quality of life through the provision of hygiene, sanitation, access to clean drinking water, basic nutrition and enhancing self-esteem. At Unilever, we aim to double the size of our business while reducing our environmental impact and delivering increased social value.
The Unilever Foundation is a key action we are taking to help meet our ambitious goal of helping more than one billion people improve their health and well-being and, in turn, create a sustainable future - a core commitment of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.
The Foundation is partnering with five leading global organisations – Oxfam, PSI, Save the Children, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme. By working together, we will be able to expand the delivery of life-saving solutions to drive systemic and scalable social change.
Additionally, these five global partners will serve as our primary beneficiaries in times of disaster and emergency relief so that we are able to provide critical resources expeditiously when there is the greatest need and on longer term projects to help rebuild communities.
The Unilever Foundation is taking a targeted approach to its social investments by focusing our support on these critical issues in order to create the type of change that is needed to improve the quality of people’s lives.
While we decided to concentrate our resources on five global partnerships, we recognise that other individual countries have social investment needs based on their unique circumstances. Therefore, the Unilever Foundation is also supporting other organisations in over 50 countries by providing direct funding, expertise, products, and employee support to help address country-specific needs primarily aligned with the Foundation’s mission.See more