We are a global company selling fast-moving consumer goods. In 2017, we were the first FMCG organisation to join the Climate Group’s EV100 global initiative. Yet in 1985 Brooke Bond's skilled tea pickers in South India were paid a basic wage of only 16 Rupees ($1.20) a day. Axe body spray for men (Lynx in the UK) is first launched, starting in France. However, he believed products would ultimately be manufactured locally. 0 Its aim is to bring together forward-looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles and making electric transport the ‘new normal’ by 2030. Lipton International is acquired in 1971 and Unilever’s tea business becomes one of the largest in the world. 119 0 obj<>stream Unilever announced that Dove, its largest Beauty & Personal Care brand, gained accreditation by PETA. Staff of Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management remain working mostly from home but still welcome your enquiries. 0000003484 00000 n They make Stork Margarine, processed cheese and soft drinks. The acquisition of Bestfoods at the end of 2000 brought an additional estimate 70 factories, employing 44,000 workers in 60 countries. We contributed more than €100m to help people affected around the world by the Covid-19 pandemic. Unilever will co-operate with governments and other organisations, both directly and through bodies such as trade associations, in the development of proposed legislation and other regulations which may affect legitimate business interests. It is also one of the two Indian companies that feature in the Top 10 in the year’s list. It is the first standalone body spray on the market (ie a body spray that is not part of a wider range of products). With supplies of oils and fats struggling to meet the demand created by fast-growing soap and margarine production – and in an increasingly competitive market – Jurgens, Van den Bergh and Lever Brothers focus on securing stable sources of raw materials. Pears wanted to develop a pure soap that would be gentler on the skin than many of the harsh products of the time. It is in effect a co-ordination of Unilever’s interest in packaging, printing, plastics and paper, based in Germany. By 1977, across the nine members of the European Economic Community, Unilever employs nearly 177,000 people in 200 offices and factories, investing in fixed assets at a rate of about UK £30 million a year and spending about UK £1 billion on supplies. On the 22 September Unilever airs the very first advertisement on UK commercial TV, for Gibbs SR toothpaste. On 13 February 1908, a ‘secret’ pooling agreement is reached whereby the Jurgens and Van den Bergh businesses agree to pool their profits. Lever Brothers introduce a new type of product, Sunlight Flakes – that seeks to make housework easier than with the traditional hard soap bars. After a campaign to improve public perceptions of margarine and the growth of vitamin-enriched brands such as Stork in the UK and Blue Band in the Netherlands, sales of margarine rise to levels close to the highs of 1929. Early in the decade, in a bold change of strategy, we decide to refocus on core product areas with strong markets and equally strong growth potential. For the tenth year running, Unilever is named foods sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes – the only company ever to achieve that accolade. We're always looking to connect with those who share an interest in a sustainable future. H�\�ۊ�0��}�\��C�؂�m��=��>��cWX�D{��o�_����df�����B����M�J�D�����ߍbq�[��0u���������. In September 1929, Unilever was formed by a merger of the operations of Dutch Margarine Unie and British soapmaker Lever Brothers, with the name of the resulting company a portmanteau of the name of both companies. To have the best chance of identifying the person you are looking for, email archives@unilever.com with as much of the information below as possible: ...visit Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management. It features poster advertising of six real women aged from 22 to 96. With business in the same town, Jan Jurgens takes a sample of this new product to Simon Van den Bergh who then begins to develop a similar product. This is a PDF version of the Unilever Annual Report and Accounts 2016 and is an exact copy of the printed document provided to Unilever’s shareholders. The following year the Union also acquires the firm Hartog’s. Unilever announces the launch of Cif ecorefill, the new at-home technology that allows consumers to refill and reuse their Cif spray bottles for life. This led to the launch of the first Knorr dried soups across continental Europe in 1873. ... Their market share is increasing in Africa, Middle East and Turkey. 0000010578 00000 n Our dedicated section for investors. By 2001 Unilever has reduced brands from 1,600 to 900. Requests for reuse or reproduction can only be made for images sourced directly from our collections. 0000004391 00000 n All our factories, offices, R&D facilities, data centres, warehouses and distribution centres – across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America – are now powered by 100% renewable grid electricity. But by 1989 the resulting growth of core businesses is clear. The union quickly gains new members, creating a large group of European businesses involved in the production of almost all goods created from oils and fats. We announced a new annual global sales target of €1 billion from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, within the next five to seven years. The idea of a cake consisting of layers of ice cream alternated with strata of chocolate is developed in 1981 by Wall’s Ice Cream. It seeks to reflect Unilever’s durability and internationally minded and dynamic character. Rainforest Alliance Certified tea also becomes available in the US, Japan and Australia. New technology helps create Small & Mighty, the first super-concentrated liquid laundry detergent that uses one-third of the packaging, one-third of the water and one-third of the transport of dilute liquids. Hindustan Unilever (HUL), our Indian listed subsidiary, merged with GSK Consumer Healthcare Limited in India. Unilever’s Strengths (Internal Strategic Factors) Seda and Sedal, in Brazil and Mexico, are also part of the Sunsilk brand. Magnum ice cream is launched in Germany. Certain sections of the Unilever Annual Report and Accounts 2016 have been audited. What’s happening at Unilever? We announced our commitment to halve our use of virgin plastic in our packaging, and to collect and process more plastic packaging than we sell by 2025. Unilever launched its newest personal care brand in 20 years with Love Beauty and Planet in July. We have been working towards 100% renewable electricity as a global goal for 2020, but have achieved five continents ahead of time. Originally, the principal abrasive ingredient of Vim is silica, which comes by rail and road from quarries in North Wales. The amalgamation ensures benefits from scale economies in both domestic and export markets and enables the investments required to building new categories. The changes it has adopted as a result prepare us to face the next decade with a truly sustainable business model: to double the size of our business while reducing our environmental impact. Unilever’s marketing mix (4Ps) involves a diversity of products and markets, which dictate differences in pricing.Considering the scale of its consumer goods business, the company has a complex approach to its marketing mix. These brands have integrated sustainability into the contribution they make to the world and into their products’ ingredients and life-cycle. Watch our video guide for help on how to use our online catalogue. The Plan is welcomed by independent commentators as one of the most ambitious sustainability plans ever created by an international corporation. Reaching across the whole organisation, how we are ‘bringing Vitality to life’ continues to provide the basis for our category, regional and functional strategies today. It is the first specially formulated product of its kind to be marketed in Britain. To request an appointment for research at the archives, please download and complete the Research Request Form below, and email it to archives@unilever.com. Unilever Opportunities The meat business, however, is very seasonal in nature, and fresh perishable products cannot be properly distributed at the time, resulting in sales of pork products dropping dramatically during the summer months. In 1900 this innovation becomes known as Lux Flakes. It all started back in 1887, when William Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers, registered the Sunlight trademark in South Africa (SA). To have the best chance of identifying the image you are looking for, email archives@unilever.com with as much information as possible. 0000014041 00000 n We welcome donations of artefacts or records from members of the public. Many of the values he stood for still have resonance for us as a business today. In 1917, Jurgens and Van den Bergh establish factories in England, with one in Purfleet, Essex, which is still manufacturing margarine today. We identify three areas where we can help deliver real systems change by working in partnership with others in business, civil society, government and NGOs: climate change and deforestation; water, sanitation and hygiene; and sustainable agriculture and food security. At this time meat, fish, ice cream and canned goods account for only 9% of Unilever’s total turnover. Unilever backs an industry-wide move towards supporting sustainable agriculture at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Research work includes laboratory analysis, testing raw materials and the finished soap, the recovery of waste heat from the condensers, boiling down of caustic liquors in steam boilers and the development of the glycerine department. Margarine businesses Jurgens and Van den Bergh, Jbusinesses, Centra and Schicht join forces to create Margarine Unie – the Margarine Union. Use our online catalogue to identify the records you would like to view. Sold through pharmaceutical outlets in Britain, it is the first pregnancy test designed specifically for home use and is promoted as having several benefits over other tests on the market – it is more accurate at an earlier stage in pregnancy, gives a clearer result and does not take as long to complete. Bestfoods joins Unilever in the second-largest cash acquisition in history. By 1985 it is sold in 30 countries. r%^E�9E�\���85��4�&n��/��ĉ]k �~C�2��XVc�ֽF��(��OkRv+J�Mi$��8ca�D���j�� Q�n��QU�n��#���B��A�� ��Z��R2��i�Z�����xO�xe�|O�Z"���9P��(,%��gﯜ)=��8�(f��_b��85Aǥ�t��1:�DNz����f������oz�{�G�3�/��ǮsX�(z�2�{�����{�� � �tI�p����@�ֽ�Mm�_ѥ�t_х��gyo�P�����0>��_ؙ��9�~k -^��h����tf��yK�[��8`��_{O0����B��i.՛�'�%r�bͽ�` �� At the start of the 1980s, Unilever is the world’s 26th largest business, with interests including plastics, packaging, tropical plantations and a shipping line, as well as a wide range of foods, home and personal care products. 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/Images/Unilever-Announcement-990x557_tcm244-515493.jpg, Vitamin-enriched brands boost margarine business, /Images/Stork1945-990x557_tcm244-515494.jpg, /Images/Vim-Packing-990x557_tcm244-515497.jpg, Lifebuoy provides public support during the Blitz, /Images/Lifebuoy-Emergency-990x557_tcm244-515499.jpg, Unilever ventures into frozen products and acquires Batchelors, /Images/Peas-Packaging-990x557_tcm244-515500.jpg, Birds Eye adds to Unilever’s food portfolio, /Images/BE-Green-Peas-990x557_tcm244-515501.jpg, /Images/Sierra-Leone-990x557_tcm244-515503.jpg, Unilever increases its focus in science in technology and nutrition, /Images/Girl-in-Lab-990x557_tcm244-515504.jpg, /Images/Sunsilk-Its-Here-990x557_tcm244-515505.jpg, The first TV commercial is aired in the UK by Gibbs, /Images/Gibbs-SR-Pack-990x557_tcm244-515506.jpg, Post-war rationing leads the way for new foods like the fish finger, /Images/Fish-Fingers-990x557_tcm244-515507.jpg, /Images/Dove-Pack-shot-990x557_tcm244-515508.jpg, Margarine packaging moves from paper to plastic, /Images/Flora-Tub-990x557_tcm244-515509.jpg, /Images/Testing-hair-products-990x557_tcm244-515510.jpg, Becel is launched as a ‘health’ margarine in response to medical support, /Images/Becel-Tub-990x557_tcm244-515511.jpg, With interest in packaging growing, Unilever forms the 4P group, /Images/Recycling-box-990x557_tcm244-469223.png, /Images/Cif-Logo-990x557_tcm244-515512.jpg, The Unilever U becomes the corporate logo, /Images/Unilever-logo-Blue-990x557_tcm244-515514.jpg, Unilever creates first-ever colour TV commercial in UK, /Images/Birds-Eye-Frosted-Foods-990x557_tcm244-515515.jpg, /Images/Persil-van-990x557_tcm244-515516.jpg, Lipton International turns Unilever tea business into one of the largest in the world, /Images/Lipton-Ceylon-990x557_tcm244-515517.jpg, Austria launches revolutionary dental care product Mentadent, /Images/Mentadent-Range-990x557_tcm244-515519.jpg, Impulse deodorant is launched in South Africa, /Images/Impulse-Products-990x557_tcm244-515518.jpg, United Africa Company becomes UAC International, /Images/UAC-Advert-990x557_tcm244-515520.jpg, /Images/Frigo-Vendors-990x557_tcm244-515521.jpg, Unilever presence is firmly established in Europe, Unilever acquires National Starch and increases presence in the US, /Images/Unilever-scientists-lab-990x557_tcm244-421147.jpg, /Images/Lifebuoy-packing-990x557_tcm244-515522.jpg, Unique Viennetta ice cream gateau launches, /Images/Viennetta1989-990x557_tcm244-515523.jpg, /Images/Axe-Bottles-990x557_tcm244-515524.jpg, Unilever acquires PG Tips, the UK’s biggest-selling tea brand, /Images/PG-Chimps-Cartoon-strip-990x557_tcm244-515526.jpg, Clearblue launches as first home use pregnancy test, /Images/Clear-Blue-Product-990x557_tcm244-515528.jpg, Unilever’s business in fragrances and food flavours doubles, /Images/Naarden-990x557_tcm244-515554.jpg, Chesebrough-Pond’s acquisition further increases presence in the US, /Images/CP-Vaseline-990x557_tcm244-515555.jpg, Acquisitions venture into cosmetics with Calvin Klein and Elizabeth Arden, /Images/Calvin-Klein-990x557_tcm244-515557.jpg, Magnum launches in Germany as a premium ice cream, /Images/MagnumGermany-990x557_tcm244-515559.jpg, /Images/global-eliminating-deforestation-990x557_tcm244-515822.jpg, /Images/unilever-employees_tcm244-479818_1.jpg, /Images/Breyers_delights_Logo_tcm244-508758.jpg, Organics innovative shampoo launches in Thailand, /Images/Organics1996-990x557_tcm244-515561.jpg, Unilever publishes its Code of Business Principles, /Images/Code-of-business-1995-990x557_tcm244-515562.jpg, Research into trans fats sparks action in food production, /Images/Grandma-grandchild-cooking_tcm244-414241.jpg, Attention focuses on the sustainable sourcing of fish, /Images/WWF-MarineCouncil-990x557_tcm244-515625.jpg, /Images/Dealing-in-HUL-Shares-990x560_tcm244-463580.jpg, /Images/Calippo-boy_990x557_tcm244-479130.jpg, /Images/Vannilla-farmer-Madagascar_tcm244-416796.jpg, Continued expansion leads to one of the largest cash acquisitions in history, /Images/SlimFast-990x557_tcm244-515563.jpg, Knorr joins the Unilever family as part of the Bestfoods acquisition, /Images/Knorr-stock-990x557_tcm244-515564.jpg, Unilever reforms brand portfolio with acquisitions and sales, /Images/1980-E-Arden-990x557_tcm244-515566.jpg, Lifebuoy brings hygiene education to millions of people, /Images/global-Health-and-Wellbeing-990x557_tcm244-515819.jpg, The Unilever Health Institute expands and announces policy on nutrition, /Images/151221_UniCR_Knorr_0437_990x557_tcm244-479136.jpg, Unilever joins the industry move towards sustainable palm oil, /Images/Sustainable-Sourcing-990x557_tcm244-424193.jpg, Unilever brings ‘Vitality’ to life with new mission, /Images/Contributing-to-heart-health-990x557_tcm244-479108.jpg, /Images/global-dove-real-beauty-sketches-campaign_tcm244-449434.jpg, The Dove Self-Esteem Project turns to the next generation of women, Thousands of products are assessed for nutritional enhancement, /Images/Consumer-reviewing-the-labelling-on-Knorr-product_990x557_tcm244-414254.jpg, Small & Mighty showcases new technology in laundry, /Images/Woman-doing-laundry-using-Persi-Small-and-Mighty_tcm244-408638.jpg, Unilever commits to sustainable sourcing of tea, /Images/Why-tea-is-an-all-time-favourite_tcm244-408735.jpg, Unilever acquires local food and drink brands in Indonesia and Russia, /Images/Russia-ice-cream-factory-130217_tcm244-498402.jpg, /Images/palm-oil-woman-farmers-990x557_tcm244-511700.jpg, Unilever consistently recognised as a sustainability leader in DJSI, /Images/global-green-park-trees-080916_tcm244-493244.jpg, The Compass: a strategy for truly sustainable business, /Images/factory_workers_china_990x557_tcm244-422819.jpg, Commitment to sustainable palm oil and tea continues, /Images/Hand-holding-Lipton-yellow-label-tea_tcm244-408680.jpg, /Images/Young-girls-washing-hands-as-part-of-Global-Handwashing-Day_990x557_tcm244-418933.jpg, Unilever launches the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, /Images/sustainability-990x557_tcm244-515827.jpg, Unilever enhances Personal Care portfolio, /Images/Back-LR-Model-Candice-Model-Letshego-Model-Xia-Front-LR-Chris-Naselli-990x557_tcm244-484372.jpg, Unilever takes action at the World Economic Forum, The 14 billion-euro brands boost business growth, /Images/USA-Woman-Shopping-141116_tcm244-495814.jpg, Progress towards Unilever Sustainable Living Plan targets continues, /Images/global-water-smart-solutions-050517_tcm244-504566.jpg, Unilever is recognised for initiatives on opportunities for women, /Images/global-opportunities-for-women-990x557_tcm244-515820.jpg, Unilever re-enters the market in Myanmar (Burma), /Images/Road-scene-Sule-Pagoda-Rangoon-990x557_tcm244-504499.jpg, The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards seek inspiring young people, /Images/Global-Oscar-Andres-Mendez-260517_tcm244-507206.jpg, Reshaping of our portfolio continues with Talenti and Qinyuan, /Images/Talenti-tubs-990x557_tcm244-515567.jpg, Unilever’s ‘sustainable living brands’ grow 2x faster, /Images/UniCR_Knorr_outreach_HIGH_RES_057-990x557_tcm244-482063.jpg, Call made for collective action as we announce the USLP is on track, /Images/UniCR_India_Lifebuoy_990x557_tcm244-482303.jpg, Unilever achieves zero waste to landfill in factories, /Images/Journey-to-zero-waste-990x557_tcm244-476211.jpg, Unilever supports the launch of the UN Global Goals, /Images/Global-SLP2016-UNGGSD-030517_tcm244-504454.jpg, Positive moves to reduce carbon emissions are made, /Images/Fukushima-Wind-Turbines-990x557_tcm244-466438.jpg, Zero waste to landfill expands across Unilever sites, /Images/Circular-Economy-990x557_tcm244-515821.jpg, Unilever commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025, /Images/global-recycling-bank-990x557_tcm244-497343.jpg, /Images/simple-in-brazil-re-sized_tcm244-542807_1.jpg, Hindustan Unilever Limited is India's most innovative company, /Images/hul-innovative_tcm244-542801_1.jpg, Unilever accelerates efforts to #unstereotype in advertising, /Images/Global-Unstereotype-Alliance-Flag-210617_tcm244-508117.jpg, Unilever commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030, /Images/global-electric-vehicles-green-car-270917_tcm244-510997.jpg, Unilever launches its own brand: Love Beauty and Planet, /Images/love-beauty-and-planet_tcm244-542803_1.jpg, Dove gains PETA cruelty-free accreditation, /Images/dove-cruelty-free_tcm244-542799_1.jpg, Cif at home refill will remove 1.5 million plastic bottles from UK supermarkets, We now use 100% renewable energy across 5 continents, /Images/renewable-energy_tcm244-542806_1.jpg, CEO warns that 'woke-washing' threatens industry credibility, Unilever announces new plastics commitments, /Images/plastics-commitments-re-sized_tcm244-543134.jpg, Hindustan Unilever Limited bags the Good Corporate Citizen Award, /Images/hul-good-corp_tcm244-542802_1.jpg, Helping Buenos Aires residents make recycling a habit, /Images/bueonos-aires_tcm244-542804_1.jpg, Helping to protect lives and livelihoods from the Covid-19 pandemic, /Images/global-unilever-trucks_tcm244-556792.jpg, Unilever announces completion of Horlicks acquisition from GSK, /Images/global-unilever-horlicks_tcm244-556791.jpg, Unilever set out new actions to fight climate change, /Images/World-sustainability-hands-scene_tcm244-543114.jpg, /Images/global-liquid-products_tcm244-556790.jpg, Unilever to eliminate fossil fuels in cleaning products by 2030, /Images/global-man-laudry-machine_tcm244-556804.jpg, Unilever sets bold new ‘Future Foods’ ambition, /Images/global-vegan-burger-VB_tcm244-556464.jpg, /Images/global-unilever-100ve-unification_tcm244-557143.jpg, name of the company they worked for (Unilever or a subsidiary). Post-war prosperity in Europe, spurred by the start of the European Community, leads to a consumer boom and rising standards of living. At the same time, the two companies set up a joint palm-planting venture in Africa. (Unilever, n.d.) Being named the number 1 top employer in South Africa for the second consecutive year just shows you much of a good employer Unilever is to their graduates in South Africa but on a global scale they are coming in 12th which is still relatively good in the FMCG sector globally. Unilever’s Products (Product Mix) The 1990s see a period of restructuring and consolidation, starting with the number of categories in which Unilever competes cut from over 50 to just 13 by the end of the decade. In May 2019, Ethical Consumer viewed an article on the Food and Allied Workers Union website. By 1807 he had succeeded in developing a method of producing a high-quality amber-coloured, delicately perfumed transparent soap. In northern England, Lever & Co, a family grocery business, begin producing a new soap containing copra or pine kernel oil, to help it lather more easily than traditional soaps made of animal fats. La Lucia Ridge, 4051 Reg. ��T�@!ь�=�&�����[�n�د�=Zs��G�z�w���Sb��������rr�GT��� ����q��^��p.l�K'�e��9Gܾ�S| ��9���u��p�}lZ:(j�0���)/��X������T���0E��� Previous - Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management Next - 1900 - 1909: New focus on raw materials 1885 - 1899: Product innovation, 19th-century style There are minute books reporting on company board meetings, financial records, a wealth of advertising and examples of packaging, as well as architectural plans and maps of current and former Unilever sites. A number of strategic acquisitions are made throughout 2014, including the Talenti super-premium ice cream business in North America and the Qinyuan water purification business in China. …volunteer at Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management. The packaging uses a root symbol on the front label to reflect the new root-treating formula. Children are encouraged to complete a ‘Clean Hands Chart’ which is marked each time they wash their hands ‘Before Breakfast’, ‘Before Dinner’ and ‘After school’ for each day of the week. 1939/012365/07 Terms Of Use We are proud that we can allow William Lever’s voice to be heard once more by conserving and digitising 39 of his published speeches. At its launch it is available in three fragrances, Amber, Musk and Spice, and packaged in distinctive black containers with silver lettering. 88 32 Unilever’s United Africa Company continues to grow, producing goods for sale in the newly independent African states, which helps create new local manufacturing industries. The first factory was built in 1912 in Cape Town, followed with the opening of a factory at Maydon Wharf in Durban in 1914. “UNILEVER IN AFRICA” Page 17 Unilever Development in Africa Unilever had been available in Africa for more than 100 years, a reality that made it one of most established multinationals working in Africa In 1904, Lever Siblings was fused in South Africa and the organization opened its first processing plant in that nation in 1911. Unilever came to South Africa in 1887 when William Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers, registered the Sunlight trademark. Unilever announced completion of the unification process for our Group legal structure under a single parent company, Unilever PLC, creating a simpler company with greater strategic flexibility, better positioned for future success. Recently our virtual volunteers have been involved in cataloguing business correspondence from one of our most popular collections. As the First World War is set to make a big impact, soap and margarine are in huge demand as vital wartime supplies, and the oil and fats industry is placed under the control of the British and German governments. Unilever makes an ambitious commitment to source all fish from sustainable stocks and starts working with the WWF to establish a certification programme for sustainable fisheries through the newly created Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). His first visit to South Africa in 1895 was to an under-developed country crippled by drought with poor communications and few skills. ‘By studying the Shamyra Moodley says her CIMA training has given her all the tools she needs to help drive the business forward. 0000001368 00000 n Late to the idea of corporate styling, Unilever establishes the Unilever U as our corporate logo in 1967. Cut-throat competition means constant price wars which lead to less margins. The businesses initially aim to negotiate an arrangement to keep out of each other’s principal interests of soap and margarine production, but ultimately decide on an amalgamation instead. In 2008, in an effort to help halt deforestation, we announce our commitment to draw all our palm oil from certified sustainable sources by 2015, purchasing our first batch of certified sustainable palm oil in November. Building on our long history of social purpose, we embed sustainable thinking even further into our day-to-day activities to ensure we remain a sustainable business. Our aim is to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. He was one of the great pioneers of modern consumerism. 0000000016 00000 n 0000130022 00000 n Becel, the pioneering ‘health’ margarine, is launched after the medical community asks Unilever to develop a cholesterol-lowering food product. 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