Unilever is one of the world’s leading fast-moving consumer goods companies with products sold in over 190 countries. More than 2 billion consumers worldwide use a Unilever product on any given day.

Unilever has the ambitious goal of making sustainable living commonplace through the power of the everyday. To achieve this, Unilever is committed to growing the company consistently, profitably and responsibly. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is the  strategic response to the unprecedented challenges the world faces. It is at the heart of its Compass strategy which sets out its ambitious vision and purpose. The USLP sets out how the company will achieve its vision to ‘double the size of the business while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing its positive social impact.

The Unilever’s finance team has been key in developing a methodology for assessing its product portfolio, calculating the costs and benefits of its sustainability programme. The finance department plays an active role ensuring sustainability is central to investment combined with all the decision making in the company.