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  • [New] Unilever is to trial the use of ice cream freezers that operate at slightly warmer temperatures in the hope that cutting down on energy use could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 20 to 30% per freezer. GreenBiz
  • [New] Nestle adopted AI solutions to improve its customers' digital shopping experience and Unilever plans two pilots to trial warmer ice cream freezer cabinets to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • [New] The move to minus 12 degrees Celsius, according to Unilever, could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use by somewhere in the ballpark of 20% to 30% per unit. BOSS Magazine
  • [New] With a current industry standard in many markets of -18 °C, Unilever's ambition is to move the temperature of its retail sales freezers to -12 °C to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in a move it hopes will drive industry-wide change.
  • Increasing the prices of Magnums, Dove soap and Knorr products has helped to push sales higher at Unilever as the consumer goods giant warns of unprecedented inflation caused by the war in Ukraine. The Times
  • By 2025, Unilever has pledged to half the amount of virgin plastic used in its packaging and achieve an absolute reduction of more than 100,000 tonnes in plastic use. Packaging Europe
  • Unilever is committed to achieving a deforestation-free supply chain by 2023, and blockchain technology has the potential to help companies, like ours, track their supply chains to ensure the commodities we source respect people and the planet. Ledger Insights - enterprise blockchain
  • Food major Unilever unveiled its action plan for Zero Deforestation and committed to a deforestation-free supply chain by 2023 focusing first on its supply chains for palm oil, paper and board, tea, soy and cocoa. The European Files
  • PepsiCo has committed to use recycled plastic for its Pepsi brand in Europe in 2022, while consumer goods company, Unilever has pledged to halve the amount of virgin plastic it uses, and ramp up its recycled content, by 2025. Eco-business
  • A company like Unilever wants to increase its annual sales of plant-based meat and dairy products fivefold in the coming years, to a turnover of €1 billion by 2027. Business Models Inc.
  • In recognition of mounting pressure from its investors, Unilever will be the first global food company to publicly report the performance of its product portfolio against at least six different government-endorsed Nutrient Profile Models as well as its own Highest Nutritional Standards.
  • Carte D'Or's switch to paper tubs is the latest step toward Unilever's global plastic targets, which include halving the amount of virgin plastic in packaging and achieving an absolute reduction of more than 100,000 tonnes in plastic use by 2025.
  • In October last year, Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels - a group that includes Amazon, Ikea, Unilever, Brooks, and Michelin - committed to switching all of their ocean freight to vessels powered by zero-carbon fuels by 2040. Splash247
  • Consumer goods companies are grappling with surging inflation costs for commodities, energy, transport and labour, prompting rival Unilever earlier this month to warn of a drop in margins as it struggles to lift prices enough to offset the extra expenses. ESM Magazine
  • Unilever will invest €7bn (£6bn) into marketing over the coming year to adequately support its biggest brands as it increases product prices in the face of unprecedented inflation. The Drum
  • Unilever Plc plans to sharpen its focus on health and hygiene and plans to sell off slow-growth brands as it weighs making a higher offer for GlaxoSmithKline Plc's consumer unit. The Business of Fashion
  • The cost of products such as tomatoes has almost doubled in the past year, while consumer goods makers such as Nestle, Procter & Gamble and Unilever have warned they will be forced to hike their prices. The Guardian
  • Unilever is introducing carbon emissions labels on a number of its products - an indication that carbon footprint labels could become the norm in the near future. CB Insights Research
  • Net zero by 2039 Low Very low Unilever Unilever Plc is a UK-based multinational consumer goods company that produces a wide array of products, including food, home care and personal care. Carbon Market Watch
  • In reality, dozens of companies - from Unilever to IKEA - are balancing sustainability with cost and value, and giving everyday consumers the opportunity to make a difference. Sustainable Brands
  • 25 major companies - including Amazon, Ikea, Nestle, Unilever and E.ON - will only cut their emissions by around 23% on average by 2030, falling far short of the figure of nearly halving emissions in the next decade in order to limit global heating to 1.5 °C. Corporate Citizenship Briefing
  • Unilever has taken the most significant corporate action to date, agreeing to cut virgin plastic packaging by 50% by 2025, including absolute elimination of 100,000 tons. As You Sow

Last updated: 22 May 2022