We believe there has never been a better time to create a better future for our children; a world where everyone has enough food to eat and no child goes to bed hungry.
Where every child lives to their fifth birthday and has the right to a happy childhood.
Where every home has enough water to drink and to wash, cook and clean.
And where everybody can enjoy life today while protecting the planet for future generations.
Unilever brightFuture is a platform that helps unite and amplify the efforts of a growing community of people who believe it is possible to build a world where everyone lives well and lives sustainably.
Who recognise we can only achieve this if we all work together to do small actions every day that make a real difference.
And who inspire others to join us in making this the way everyone chooses to live.
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WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF TAKING ACTION
Whether it’s viewing and sharing with friends an inspiring film, boosting the self-esteem of young women, making a donation to a food bank, we think that every single action can make a real difference.
We invite you to make your contribution by exploring our website, see the possibilities and take action on the projects that inspire you.
A tree may be safer in the city than in the rainforest. Watch the film and spread the word to help change this.
Ensuring the protection of the world’s forests is a huge challenge. Unilever believes the products we all enjoy should be made in a way that does not harm our forests. We already source 55% of agricultural raw materials sustainably and have committed to achieving zero net deforestation. This year, we are also supporting the work of WWF to help protect one million trees in Brazil and Indonesia - two of the world’s most threatened forest areas. You can be a part of this. By signing our pledge, we’ll help protect one of these trees on your behalf.
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Small acts can make a big difference. We're hard at work to help tackle climate change and put an end to deforestation, once and for all. But we can't do it alone! Find out some of the ways you can get involved to help create a bright future.
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In a city, trees and green spaces provide much needed peace and tranquillity from the hustle and bustle of work life and traffic. On warm summer days, we flock to green spaces and appreciate every second spent in the cooling shade of our trees, as our children play on the grass. In the city, we wouldn’t dream of cutting down a healthy tree, so why is this different in our rainforests?
Climate change is real and it’s happening now. Most of us know that the earth is getting hotter, but do we really understand its causes or its impact? Read our introduction to climate change and join us as we take climate action to build a brighter future.
This post was written by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, as part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, recognising the threats posed by Climate Change.
You might not know it, but you probably don’t go a day without using palm oil. From shampoo to ice cream, half the items on our supermarket shelves contain palm oil – we cook with it, clean with it and even put it on our skin. The good news? Unilever has changed the way it sources palm oil so that everyone can reap the benefits. We now source 100% of our European palm oil sustainably and by 2020 all of our palm oil will be from certified, traceable sources.
How long would you bear the discomfort of a hot office before speaking up? If the thermostat was broken, would you take action straight away or would you wait until everyone else was suffering under the heat? With one simple social experiment, Unilever and Upworthy put office temps to the test to shine a light on climate change.
Did you know that, if you call London home, you live in one of the greenest cities on Earth? The English Capital is home to over 8.1 million trees – that’s one for every person who lives there!
Climate change can feel like something that’s happening a very long way away. Especially when you live in London. But in reality, climate change affects us all, wherever we are. One of the main causes? Deforestation.
The Wildlife Conservation trust is proving that entrepreneurship is one way of uplifting impoverished communities in South Africa, whilst generating a positive environmental impact.
These 17 Global Goals for sustainable development could be the key that will unlock a united community and ensure global leaders will be able to help create a bright future for all of us.
Our world is more connected than ever before, but we are facing some major obstacles that need to be overcome. By coming together and supporting the UN’s 17 Global Goals, we have the power to create a bright future.
Protecting the world’s forests is a key priority in the fight against climate change. Deforestation is causing harmful greenhouse gas emissions being released into the Earth’s atmosphere but it’s not too late to take action.
Across the world’s forests, an area of trees the size of 36 football pitches is lost with every minute that passes. This has to stop. From the air we breathe to the paper we write on, a bright future depends on our forests. Here are five reasons why we need to care about trees, now more than ever!
Climate change is real and it’s happening now. Scientists have warned that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, we will pass the threshold of 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. The damage resulting could be catastrophic and irreversible, affecting us all. This year’s climate summit in Paris could be the answer to a global agreement for how to tackle climate change – but we must all take action to ensure this happens!
At Unilever, we’re committed to doing our bit to tackle climate change, continuously finding sustainable solutions to make and sell our products. We’ve come a long way already, but we know there’s always more we can do. This is why we’re going one step further in our commitment to renewable energy. By 2030, we will use 100% clean energy in our operations.
Improving the long-term health of our planet is a job that requires unity between, not only people, but organisations. Sharing knowledge and adopting groundbreaking new technologies is key to moving forward.
It’s hard to believe that our actions could affect billions of people, but when it comes to climate change, our decisions matter to everyone around the UK and globe – from the food we eat to the information we share.
To change everything, we need everyone. Collectively is a global non-profit digital platform designed to inspire change by showcasing people and businesses, like Unilever, who are working to create a bright future.
Climate change is a matter of social and economic justice, with the impacts of it often hitting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. It’s even being felt right here in the UK.
The Global Citizen Festival united 60,000 festival-goers for a day of celebration and kick-started the UN’s Global Goals – 17 goals that we must all work towards over the next 15 years to help create a bright future.
Bringing a message of optimism, empowerment and pride in the continent, Africa’s first ever crowdsourced song is more than just music. “Tell Everybody” is a powerful statement in support of the UN’s 17 Global Goals that will launch this month.