New research and innovation hub to tackle global plastic waste

The UK is contributing £25m and will play a leading role in designing and running the Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework

Carbon emissions cool off with Unilever partnership

The liquid nitrogen-based engine proved to be cheaper, quieter and greener than equivalent diesel versions

Unilever agrees to clamp down on unsustainable palm oil

Unilever has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an Indonesian state-owned palm oil plantation company to help produce the widely-used product more sustainably. The agreement with PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) will see the companies work to help mills and farmers reduce deforestation, avoid developing on peat areas and stop the exploitation of local people and […]

Unilever goes 100% renewable in UK

Unilever has announced its UK manufacturing sites now receive 100% of their energy from renewable sources. The consumer goods giant has partnered with Eneco to provide 15 locations with power from the sustainable energy supplier’s 23-turbine wind farm in Lochluichart, Scotland. A total of 165GWh (87%) of the wind farm’s output has been purchased by Unilever, with the surplus 24GWh sold […]

Unilever says carbon neutrality is a Sure thing

Unilever, the company behind Sure deodorant and many other consumer products, has made five of its sites fully carbon neutral. The manufacturer has signed a contract to heat its Leatherhead and London offices and factories in Norwich, Trafford Park and Cork with 10,000MWh of biomethane gas. The deal has been made with renewable energy firm GENeco, which will produce the […]

Unilever unveils five step plan to tackle food waste

Unilever has launched a plan to cut food waste in the UK. The firm is working alongside charity Hubbub and WRAP to design a ‘Joint Ambition for Zero Food Waste’ programme. It has been developed following a consultation with 240 organisations and builds on public polling conducted with more than 2,000 households. According to the […]

Unilever to become 100% green by 2030

Unilever has announced 100% of the energy used for its operations will come from renewable sources by 2030. That’s part of the UK consumer goods giant’s plans to tackle climate change ahead of COP21. To achieve the goal, the firm will eliminate coal from its energy mix by 2020. Unilever has also committed to supporting the […]

UK firms make it into ‘2015 Climate A List’

UK firms including Unilever, Sainsbury’s and Sky UK have made it into a top 100 chart for their actions on tackling climate change. That’s according to the ‘2015 Climate A List’ by CDP – a not-for-profit firm, which compared environmental data from nearly 2000 companies this year with around 1800 in 2010. The report states: “Companies globally are taking action and […]

Love it or hate it: Marmite energy helps save €244m

It’s a case of ‘love it or hate it’ when it comes to Marmite – but using its waste to generate electricity has helped Unilever save millions of pounds. The company said it has cut carbon emissions from its factory operations by one million tonnes since 2008, saving around €244 million (£175.8m) in energy costs. […]

Donate to Comic Relief by recycling

Recycling could be the new way of giving to charity. That’s because of a new partnership between Greenredeem – a recycling rewards company and consumer giant Unilever. The scheme called Project Sunlight encourages Greenredeem members to earn points by recycling products on the website. To kick start the venture, it is encouraging people to donate […]