Purpose & principles

Our corporate purpose states that "to succeed requires the highest standards of corporate behaviour towards our employees, consumers and the societies and world in which we live."

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Conducting our operations with integrity and with respect for the many people, organisations and environments our business touches has always been at the heart of our corporate responsibility.

Positive impact 

We aim to make a positive impact in many ways: through our brands, our commercial operations and relationships, through voluntary contributions and through the various other ways in which we engage with society. 

Continuous commitment

We're also committed to continuously improving the way we manage our environmental impacts and are working towards our longer-term goal of developing a sustainable business.

Setting out our aspirations 

Our corporate purpose sets out our aspirations in running our business. It's underpinned by our Code of Business Principles which describes the operational standards that everyone at Unilever is expected to follow, wherever they are in the world. The code also supports our approach to governance and corporate responsibility.

Working with others

We want to work with suppliers who have values similar to our own and work to the same standards we do. Our Business Partner Code, aligned to our own Code of Business Principles, comprises 10 principles covering business integrity and responsibilities relating to employees, consumers and the environment.

Our Principles

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Our Code of Business Principles describes the operational standards that everyone at Unilever follows, wherever they are in the world. It also supports our approach to governance and corporate responsibility.

Our marketing principles

Healthy eating

Our food and beverage marketing principles.

Download our food & beverage marketing principles

Sustainable Living

Committed to Sustainable Living