Better products, better diets, better lives.
By 2050, a global population of over 9 billion people will demand 70% more food than is consumed today. Feeding this growing population nutritiously and sustainably will require substantial improvements to the global food system. Agriculture and food are a common thread across all 17 of the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
The issues – from soil health to public health – are complex and interconnected, and cannot be solved by addressing food production or consumption separately. The nutrition pillar of our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan contributes to a number of these Global Goals, most explicitly: Goal 1 No poverty; 2 Zero hunger; 3 Good health and well-being; and 17 Partnerships for the goals.
We are committed to producing safe, high quality, nutritious food that is accessible to all, with respect for the environment and less waste, benefiting the livelihoods of food producers, and improving the nutrition and well-being of consumers. More than 1 billion people enjoy our foods and drinks every day.
We know that consumers want and expect great tasting food that is good for their health and the planet. We use our scale and reach to enable people to eat healthier diets, making it easier for people to choose products that are right for their diet, lifestyle and budgets. A healthier diet means more variety and seasonable foods; less meat, salt, fat and sugar; more vegetables, plant-based food and teas well as whole grains and healthy oils. We also enrich many of our products with essential nutrients to help address micronutrient deficiencies where they are most prevalent.
We recognise the need to participate in fixing the global food system to enable the growing population to be fed with healthy food from a healthy planet. Sustainable Nutrition is our framework for accelerating progress towards a food system that is sustainable from food production through to consumption, and recognises the links between agriculture, environment, food, nutrition and health. In doing so, we will contribute towards the UN Global Goals, and further our ambition to be a more progressive food company.