Unilever


April 29, 2021

Company name: Unilever

Registration location: London, United Kingdom

Ownership/ ultimate beneficial owner: Unilever is a multinational company without an ultimate beneficial owner. Its stocks are shared among many investors, with top shareholders including BlackRock, Vanguard, Leverhulme, Legal & General, Standard Life Aberdeen, Aviva, Lindsell Train.

Stock exchange listing: “Unilever PLC ordinary shares of 3 1/9 pence (ISIN GB00B10RZP78) are listed in the UK and traded on the London Stock Exchange, they are listed in the Netherlands and traded on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (ISIN GB00B10RZP78) and they are traded as American Depositary Receipts (CUSIP 904767704) on the New York Stock Exchange” (from Unilever website)

Sectors: Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

Subsidiaries/ brands

Axe
Breyers
Cif
Clear
Comfort
Cornetto
Domestos
Dove
Fair & Lovely
Heartbrand
Hellmann’s
Knorr
Lifebuoy
Lipton
Magnum
OMO
Pure Leaf
Radiant
Rexona
Smile
Sunlight
Sunsilk
Surf
The Laundress
Unilever Food Solutions
Ala
Alberto Balsam
Arisco
Aviance
Ben & Jerry’s
Biotex
Blueair
Breeze
Brilhante
BRU Instant
BRUT
Carte D’or
Chirat
Choysa
Colman’s
Conimex
Glaxose-DD
Glen
Hertog
Inmarko
Joko
Kibon
Kissan
Knorrox
Kuner
Lan-Choo
Lyons
Malloa
McColin’s
Mondamin
PG tips
Pearl Dust
Lever 2000
Maille
Maizena
Marmite
Mod’s Hair
Noxzema Pears
Persil
Pfanni
Pond’s
Popsicle
Unilever Pure it
Q-tips
Rin
Rinso
Robijn
Savora
Simple
Skip
Solero
Baltimor
Bango
Beseda
Bloxk & White Bovril
Breyers delights
Brooke Bond 3 Roses
Brooke Bond
Taaza
Brooke Bond Taj Mahal
Bushells
Chirat
Choysa
Clinic Plus+
Colman’s
Conimex
Cream Silk
Cuñataí
Dawn
Elle 18
Fofo Folicuré
Glaxose-D
Glen
Hamam
Hertog
Indulekha
Kalina
Le Sancy
Ayush therapy
Liril
Love beauty and planet
Matey
Nevex
Organics P/S
Pot Noodle
Prodent
Pure Derm
Rafhan
Ri-K Robertsons
SariWangi
Selecta
Sunil
Sunlight
Super Pell
Truliva
Té Club
Viso Vixal
Wipol
Zhonghua

Sustainability performance

No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation policy: Yes

Deforestation within current supply chain since 2016: 55,000 ha

Certification: Unilever is a member of the Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF).

Supply chain links: Unilever’s Tier 1 Palm Oil Suppliers in 2019

Supplementary Information

Unilever is a giant fast moving consumer goods company supplying a wide range of products to the market, e.g., foods, beverages, soap, and detergent. The group has been criticized on several occasions for its deforestation footprint.

In 2017, a study from RAN highlighted several palm oil suppliers that caused the destruction of Sumatran elephant’s habitat.

A similar study was published in 2018 by Greenpeace where Unilever was mentioned among several other major brands which had been sourcing from companies causing deforestation.

In 2019, CRR noticed that Unilever had started to transition into a more sustainable company by keeping up with its commitments to NDPE policy. The company was referred to be among the stand-out parties to achieve the goal of net-zero deforestation. Back in 2018, together with Mondelēz, Wilmar, and Aidenvironment, Unilever signed a joint statement on creating a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain.

The commitment was enhanced to smallholder and landscape later in 2020. The advance commitment encompasses a commitment towards deforestation-free supply chain by 2023 and net-zero emissions by 2039. It also contains a specific focus on smallholders such as providing assistance to obtain legal land rights, to access financial help, and restorative practices.

Financial information (in USD million) 2019 2020 YoY growth
Annual revenue 58,191 57,913 -0%
Gross profit 25,612 25,164 -2%
EBITDA 13,354 12,999 -3%
Net profit 7,494 7,394 -1%
Market cap ultimo preceding year 150,993 157,203 +4%
Enterprise value ultimo preceding year 177,377 185,734 +5%

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