29 Apr '14, 6pm

Unilever struggles to sell customers on Sustainable Living

Unilever struggles to sell customers on Sustainable Living

Unilever has seen the total environmental impact of its products rise 5 percent during the past four years, as it acquired a new shampoo business and struggled to convince consumers to use less energy for hot showers. The consumer products giant yesterday released an update on its ambitious Sustainability Living Plan , through which it aims to halve the greenhouse gas impact of its deodorants, food, detergents and other products between 2010 and 2020, confirming it is on track to meet the overarching goal for its full value chain despite challenges in some areas of the business. The report revealed the company has made good progress on a number of fronts, including slashing the carbon emissions impact of its manufacturing processes by 32 percent compared to 2008, primarily through the installation of advanced clean technologies and encouraging more efficient behavior by em...

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