Its USLP commitment to reduce environmental footprint has demanded for more concrete solutions towards the global issues of energy sourcing and packaging waste. Globally, Unilever has set an ambitious target of being carbon positive by 2030, sourcing 100% of total energy across operations from renewable sources by such time. Unilever Philippines’ office is on track to meet targets in reducing consumption of water and energy, as well as greenhouse gas emissions.
Unilever’s local programs to address the waste issue include a community-based sachet recovery program, office and factory solid waste management programs, packaging innovations and collaboration with industry coalitions. Laying groundwork towards this goal, the company collaborates with stakeholders under various programs, including its own “Misis Walastik” program, that would allow for the sustainable recycling of plastic.
Unilever also strives to create a more inclusive, sustainable business through enabling smallholder farmers. To date, Unilever Philippines has supported thousands of smallholder farmers by strengthening their sustainable agricultural practices in an effort to supplement their income.
Unilever Philippines upholds the legacy of a business built on sustainability and that has deemed them worthy to receive recognition from Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards as one of Asia’s Top Green Companies, ASIA CEO Awards as a Top CSR Company of the Year in 2018 and the HR Asia Awards 2019 as among the Best Companies to Work for in Asia.