Science & technology
From small improvements to big ideas, innovation enables us to meet people's needs and aspirations in ways that engage and appeal.
Unilever has a clear goal to drive the growth of our world-leading brands through fast, large-scale, exciting innovation. R&D are at the heart of this, combining world-class science with deep consumer insight to produce new technology that delights consumers around the world.
Our R&D capability consists of six principal research and development laboratories: two in the UK (Colworth House and Port Sunlight), one in the Netherlands (Vlaardingen), one in the US (Trumbull), one in China (Shanghai) and one in India (Mumbai). They work seamlessly with a network of global and regional technology centres who provide the next generation of products for the Unilever companies throughout the world.
Our R&D professionals have recently delivered breakthrough innovations such as Becel/Flora pro.activ margarine that reduces blood cholesterol and Persil Revive for the treatment of 'dry clean only' clothes in the home.