Unilever has pledged to halve its use of newly made plastic by 2025 as the consumer-goods industry wrestles with growing criticism of the environmental impact of throwaway packaging.
Unilever named personal-care head Alan Jope to succeed Paul Polman as chief executive officer, choosing a safe pair of hands to guide the consumer-goods giant into the future after a turbulent period.
Personal care and beauty brand Dove found itself in the midst of a social media storm on Sunday after it released a series of images that showed a black woman turning white after using its soap.
The media and representatives from some of South Africa’s biggest brands turned up on a rainy Thursday night for the Product of the Year 2017 awards, held at The Galleria in Sandton.
The consumer goods behemoth Unilever entered into a number of written agreements with Malaysian-owned Sime Darby Hudson & Knight, among them an explicit “non-compete” list of products.
Once they set their sights on you, you have little chance of escape.
Unilever has agreed to buy Blueair, a Swedish maker of household air purifiers used to remove allergens so asthma sufferers can breathe more easily.
Top environmental advocates have urged the international community to increase and co-ordinate investments in research and development for renewable energy to make it cheaper than coal within 10 years.
Consumer goods group Unilever is expecting another sluggish year, after a slowdown in emerging markets and flagging developed economies curbed demand.
Unilever has been ranked the number one top employer in South Africa, with Accenture and EY making up the top three.
Paul Polman, the Dutchman who ran Unilever for almost a decade with a social slant, will push further in that direction now that he’s leaving - creating a group to help combat poverty and climate change.
Nestlé SA’s highest-ranking executive in Asia is leaving the Swiss food giant just as the top job at rival Unilever is set to open up.
Unilever has reported second-quarter sales growth in line with estimates as the company raised prices to offset stagnant volume.
There is no tap water, electricity or shops in Lusanga, a Congolese town once known as Leverville where the Dutch-British conglomerate Unilever long ran a profitable palm oil plantation.
The Competition Commission wants Unilever to pay a fine of 10% of its annual turnover in a cartel case.
An advertising complaint from a competitor company lands the global skincare brand in hot water.
Unilever has reported second-quarter sales growth that slightly beat estimates as it delivered gains in sales of deodorants and hair care products.
Indian rapper Sofia Ashraf has produced a music video calling on multinational company Unilever to clean up toxic waste from the town of Kodaikanal in southern India.
Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever will invest $246 million in Thailand, the investment will be used to improve local Unilever infrastructure.
Unilever has missed second-quarter sales estimates, citing a slowdown in emerging markets and continuing malaise in developed markets.
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