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Headquarters : Unilever House, Blackfriars London United Kingdom United Kingdom web www.unilever.com tel. 44-171-822-5252 stock : UL analytics

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Dawn, Degree, Denim, Dimension, Domestos , Dove , Durban's
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Fair & Lovely, Feast, Flora, Foglio d'Oro, Fralib, Frigo, Friol, Frozen Foods, Frudesa, Fruit d'Or
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Hartherz, Hazeline, Herbal Essences
I can't believe it's not butter, Impulse
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Magnum, Maille, Maré, Masterline, Max, Maxazria, Mayo, Meister-Marken, Mentadent , Miko , Milkana, Ming Hang Ching, Miss Irresistible, Mod's Hair, Montania, Mora, Mountain Cream
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Paperino, Pears, Peperami, Pepsodent , Persil , Persona, Planta, Pond's , Posicle, Pour tout vous dire
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Promise, Puget, Pure & Vegetal
Radion, Ragu, Raguletto, Rama , Ranieri, Red Labels, Relais d'Or, Reward, Rexona , Rin, Rituals, Rocca dell'Uliveto, Romantica, Royco
Sagit, Saveurs du soir, Savora, Sedal, Shield, Signal , Sizzle & Stir, Skip , Slotts, Snuggle, Solero , SR, Suave , Sun , Sunlight, Sunsilk, Sure, Surf, Svelto, Svelto
Taaza, Tabasco, Take Control, Tasbeeka, Tchaé, ThermaSilk, Timotei , Top-Down, Toseroni, Très Près, Twister
Unilever , Unox
Varela, Vaseline , Viandox, Viennetta , Vim, Vim Clorex, Vive la vie
Xtra White
Zhong Hua
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« Ethical » rating of Unilever , group and subsidiaries

Labor 3 Jobs -24% /1998 Pollution 4 Fraud 1 Offshore 14 Sales 40 Bn $.€ /year Profit 29 Bn $.€ /1998 Wage 898 *min. Influence 9 Infocom 3
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year
business
source
2008Unilever sells 80% of the detergents bought in Vietnam and in South Africa.Les Echos
2008Unilever sells 70% of the detergents bought in Brazil, Argentina and Chile.Les Echos
2007Unilever sells 17,5% of the ice-creams bought in the world.Les Echos
2006In the world, people drink 1649 cups of Lipton tea every second.Les Echos
2006Unilever is the world's ninht-largest manufacturer of dairy products.Les Echos
2006Unilever is the world's third-largest retailer of consumer goods.Reuters
subsidiarycountry%source
Ben & Jerry's Homemade United States of America100
Bestfoods United States of America100AP
Findus France100
Hindustan Lever India100
Slim Fast Foods Co. United States of America100
» More subsidiaries of Unilever
country
address & contact : production type
incentive source
Netherland Antilles Netherland Antilles
Unilever Becumij NV :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Argentina Argentina
Unilever de Argentina SA :
 
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Lever Brothers Bangladesh Ltd :
 
Brazil Brazil
Industria Gessy Lever Ltda :
 
Brazil Brazil
Valhinos :
 
Brazil Brazil
Indaiatuba :
 
Chile Chile
Lever Chile SA :
 
China China
Hefei, province of Anhui : $50 million facility for Lipton tea
 Novis
China China
Unilever China Ltd :
 
China China
Minhang, Shanghai :
 
Colombia Colombia
Varela (60%) :
 
Colombia Colombia
Unilever Andina SA :
 
Congo Congo
Compagnie des margarines, savons et cosmétiques au Congo sarl :
 
Congo Congo
Plantations et huileries du Congo (76%) :
 
Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
Blohorn SA (90%) :
 
Egypt Egypt
Lever Egypt SAE :
 
Egypt Egypt
Fine Foods Egypt SAE (60%) :
 
El Salvador El Salvador
Industrias Unisola SA (60%) :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Unilever Gulf FZE, P.O.Box : 17612 Jebel Ali & 04-819998 :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Ghana Ghana
Unilever Ghana Ltd (67%) :
 
Hungary Hungary
Unilever Magyarorszag Beruhazasi Kft :
 
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
:
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s) Agrodata
Indonesia Indonesia
PT Unilever Indonesia (88%) :
 
Indonesia Indonesia
Sarabaya :
 
Ireland Ireland
Lever Fabergé Ireland Ltd :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Ireland Ireland
Van der Bergh Foods Ltd :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Ireland Ireland
Lyons Tea Ireland Ltd :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Kenya Kenya
Brooke Bonds Kenya Ltd (88%) :
 
Malaysia Malaysia
Unilever Malaysia Holdings Sdn Bhd (76%) :
 
Malaysia Malaysia
Pamol Plantations Sdn Bhd :
 
Malawi Malawi
:
 Agrodata
Mali Mali
:
 Agrodata
Morocco Morocco
Lever Maroc SA :
 
Mexico Mexico
Unilever de Mexico SA de CV :
 
Nigeria Nigeria
Lever Brothers Nigeria plc (50%) :
 
Uganda Uganda
Unilever Uganda Ltd :
 
Pakistan Pakistan
Lever Brothers Pakistan Ltd (67%) :
 
Paraguay Paraguay
Unilever Capsa del Paraguay SA :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Peru Peru
Industrias Pacocha SA :
 
Philippines Philippines
Unilever Philippines Inc :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Poland Poland
Katowice :
 Les Echos
Poland Poland
Unilever Polska SA :
 
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Las Piedras :
 
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Unilever Dominicana SA :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Sociedad Industrial Dominicana :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Van den Bergh PTZ Nelahozeves :
 
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Unilever Cr sro :
 
Romania Romania
Unilever Romania :
 
Russia Russia
Inmarko, Omsk : Production, ice-cream
 Les Echos
Russia Russia
Inmarko, Novosibirsk : Production, ice-cream
 Les Echos
Russia Russia
Inmarko, Tula : Production, ice-cream
 Les Affaires
Russia Russia
:
 Les Echos
Russia Russia
Unilever SNG :
 
Singapore Singapore
Unilever Singapore Pte Ltd :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Slovakia Slovakia
Unilever Slovensko spol sr o :
 
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Unilever Ceylan Ltd :
 
Switzerland Switzerland
Unilever (Schweiz) AG :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Switzerland Switzerland
Pierrot Lusso AG :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Switzerland Switzerland
Lipton Sais :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Switzerland Switzerland
Unilever Cosmetics International SA :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Switzerland Switzerland
Meina Holding AG :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Tanzania Tanzania
Brooke Bonds Tanzania Ltd :
 
Thailand Thailand
Unilever Thai Holdings Ltd :
 
Trinidad y Tobago Trinidad y Tobago
Lever Brothers West Indies (50%) :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Turkey Turkey
Algida :
 
Turkey Turkey
Unikom, Izmir :
 
Turkey Turkey
:
 US Government Country Business Profile
Turkey Turkey
Elida-Gebze, Istanbul :
 
Uruguay Uruguay
Sudy Lever SA :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Venezuela Venezuela
Unilever Andina SA :
 
Vietnam Vietnam
Lever HASO (66%) :
 
Zambia Zambia
Lever Brothers Zambia Ltd :
 
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Lever Brothers Private Ltd :
 

  • Human impact

year name
photo position; compensation
source
2008Polman, Paul
See the photo of: Polman, Paul Chief Executive Officer;
2007Elmer Grote, Byron
See the photo of: Elmer Grote, Byron Director;
2007Treschow, Michael
See the photo of: Treschow, Michael Chairman of the Board;
2006Cescau, Patrick
See the photo of: Cescau, Patrick Chief Executive Officer; salary: 2,56 million US$; stock-options: 7,78 million US$;
2004Cescau, Patrick
See the photo of: Cescau, Patrick Chairman of the Board;
2000Brittan, Leon
See the photo of: Brittan, Leon Advisory committee;
1999Birkin, Derek
See the photo of: Birkin, Derek Advisory committee;
1999Brown, Roy
See the photo of: Brown, Roy Director;
1999Burgmans, Antony
See the photo of: Burgmans, Antony Chief Executive Officer;
1999Butler, Clive
See the photo of: Butler, Clive Director;
1999Cescau, Patrick
See the photo of: Cescau, Patrick Director;
1999Collomb, Bertrand
See the photo of: Collomb, Bertrand Advisory committee;
1999Fentener van Vlissingen, Frits
See the photo of: Fentener van Vlissingen, Frits Advisory committee;
1999Fitzgerald, Niall
See the photo of: Fitzgerald, Niall Chairman of the Board;
The Guardian
1999Gonzalez, Claudio X
See the photo of: Gonzalez, Claudio X Advisory committee;
1999Kemner, Alexander
See the photo of: Kemner, Alexander Director;
1999Kopper, Hilmar
See the photo of: Kopper, Hilmar Advisory committee;
1999Marckham, Rudy
See the photo of: Marckham, Rudy Director;
1999Martin, Oscar Fanjul
See the photo of: Martin, Oscar Fanjul Monitoring Committee;
1999Mitchell, George J
See the photo of: Mitchell, George J Advisory committee;
1999Peelen, Jan
See the photo of: Peelen, Jan Director;
1999Phillips, Robert
See the photo of: Phillips, Robert Director;
1999Ruding, Onno
See the photo of: Ruding, Onno Advisory committee;
1999Tabaksblat, Morris
See the photo of: Tabaksblat, Morris Chairman;
1999Wallasey, Chalker of
See the photo of: Wallasey, Chalker of Advisory committee;
year
employees
<>
social impact : country
source
2008
-315
Internal restructuring: United Kingdom
2008
ILO violation 87, 98 : Unilever uses military police to intimidate striking workers: On the morning of 8 December 2007, around 20 vehicles turned up at a Unilever factory with some 60 military police, who brandished shotguns in a menacing manner, carried revolvers in their belts, and started filming trade unionists and workers who were arriving at the factory by bus. The day before, the 550 employees of the multinational, together with 130 from Sinimplast, a subcontracting firm, had voted at a meeting to start a strike aimed at blocking all production. Since September the company had been refusing to engage in negotiations on wages.: Brazil
ITUC-CSI
2007
-254
Internal restructuring: Unilever restructures the Miko factory in Saint-Dizier (the Marne): France
Les Echos
2007
-100
Internal restructuring: Unilever cuts 100 of the 1400 jobs of the Knorr factory in Thayngen.: Switzerland
Romandie
2007
-474
Closure/Bankruptcy: Unilever closes three factories in the Netherlands and cuts 11% of its jobs in this country.: Netherlands
Les Echos
2007
-20000
Internal restructuring: Unilever cuts 11% of the world payroll before 2010. Its quarterly sales rise by almost 3% to 10 526 million euros whereas its net profit b climbs by 16% to 1 207 million euros. Unilever closes between 50 and 60 of its 300 plants.:
La Tribune
2007
-200
Internal restructuring: Unilever cuts 15% of its head office jobs in Rueil-Malmaison.: France
L'Expansion
2007
-30
Relocation: About thirty paid Alsatian site of Knorr were seen offering stations in... Poland and in Germany, dixit trade unions of this subsidiary company of the Unilever group. That whereas their establishment dedicated to research is closed soon. Worse still. The executives and the supervisors should then be satisfied with the wage conditions of the host country. I.e. to see their wages divided by five on average for those which would choose Poland!: Poland
L'Expansion
2006
ILO violation 87 : Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), a subsidiary of the Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever, sought to rid itself of the IUF-affiliated Hindustan Lever Employees Union (HLEU), a member of the IUF-affiliated All-India Council of Unilever Unions, by arranging the sale of its Mumbai-based plant to a HUL-created proxy company, Bon Ltd. At the time of the sale, the two principals of Bon Ltd were both full-time employees of HUL, operating under the supervision of M.K. Sharma, the head of HUL, with whom Bon Ltd signed the purchase agreement. More tellingly, Bon Ltd reportedly had a capitalization of only $10,800 and had to borrow over $2 million from HUL to conclude the purchase. The HLEU challenged the sale in the courts. Not surprisingly, Bon Ltd lacked the wherewithal or resources to manage the factory, and on July 26, 2006, announced it was closing down – thereby laying off all 911 HLEU members. HUL explicitly supported the closure in court documents filed by Bon Ltd to seek permission to close the factory.: India
ITUC-CSI
2006
189000
Les Echos
2006
-60
Internal restructuring: Fralib Sourcing Unit cuts 25% of the jobs at its Gemenos plant.: France
Les Echos
2006
-750
Outsourcing: Netherlands
Les Echos
2005
212000
Les Echos
2005
-2500
Relocation: Unilever délocalise des activités financières et informatiques d'Europe de l'Ouest vers l'Inde et l'Europe centrale.: Netherlands
Les Echos
2005
-51
Les Echos
2004
227000
Les Echos
2004
-250
Closure/Bankruptcy: The Záhreb plant closure will result in 280 job cuts by January 2006. The production of mayonnaise, tartar sauce and dehydrated food will be relocated to the Nelahozeves plant and other European sites.: Czech Republic
European Restructuring Monitor
2004
30
Other:
Les Echos
2004
-5000
AP
2003
240000
Les Echos
2003
-5000
AP
2002
247000
Les Echos
2002
-330
The Star
2002
-5000
AP
2001
279000
Les Echos
2001
-8000
AP
2001
-5000
AP
2000
261000
2000
-51
Comité d'Entreprise Royco
2000
-5000
AP
1999
246000
1998
265000
1997
269000
1996
304000
1995
307000
1989
-150
Canadian Labour Congress
year
employees
<>
social impact : country
source
 36 informations, access to subscribers
year
country : consequences
source
2001India : Toxic emissions (vapour and effluent: mercury), not cleaning waste before shipment for recyclingGreenpeace
1994United Kingdom : Rejets toxiques (Chlorure de vinyle, ethylene, acétate de vinyle): amende 15000 UK £Ethical Consumer

  • Subsidy

yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincome source
2008   5,3   billion Eu€Les Echos
2007   4,14   billion Eu€Les Echos
2006   39,64,7   billion Eu€
2003   3,9   billion Eu€The Guardian
2002   50,72,24   billion US$
2001   45,911,64   billion US$
2000   1,04   billion US$
2000   47,6   billion Eu€
1999   453,05   billion Eu€
1998 Unilever proposait aux commerçants irlandais des congélateurs gratuits pour disposer les glaces à vendre, en échange d'une promesse de n'y mettre que des glaces Unilever.     AFP
1998   47,533,43   billion US$
yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincomeassetsbuybacksource
 11 informations, access to subscribers
year
purpose : intermediary/lobby : institution
source
2005Faire annuler une loi interdisant la présence de distributeurs automatiques de sodas et snacks dans les écoles, afin de lutter contre la malnutrition des enfants. : Parlementaires UMP : : Parlement français translateLe Monde
2004To prevent binding EU legislation on European Resources : ASSURE (The Association for the Sustainable Use and Recovery Of Resources in Europe) : : Commission Européen translateASSURRE
2004Prevent binding environmental regulations : Europen (The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment) : : European Commission translateEuropen
2001Access to foreign market (through MAI, WTO, GATS), prevent binding environmental regulations : USCIB (US Council For International Business) : : US Government translateUSCIB
2000Prevent binding environmental regulations (environmental protection through economic growth, self-regulation and free trade) : WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) : : United Nations translateCorporate Europe Observatory
1999Market access and investment protection (through WTO, GATS), avoid social and environmental rules : ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) : : WTO, GATS translateCorporate Europe Observatory
1999Market admission for genetically modified organisms : EuropaBio : : European Commission translateCorporate Europe Observatory
1999Access to public services (privatization through GATS) : ERT (European Roundtable of Industrialists) : : European Commission translateCorporate Europe Observatory
1990Acquisition d'une entreprise lors de sa privatisation : Romano Prodi : amount: 2030 thousand US$ : IRI organisme de privatisation translateThe Guardian
year
purpose : intermediary/lobby : institution
source
 9 informations, access to subscribers
year
dubious practice : image
source
2008Disinformation: Unilever recruited three public relations firms, Lexis PR, JCPR and Ogilvy, to manage the charge of environmental organizations according to which the Dove branded soaps would be produced from palm oil related to deforestation in Indonesia.: PR Watch
2006 value: Vitality for growth;
2006Arguable partnership: Depuis 2000, Unilever est partenaire de la fédération mondiale du cœur regroupant les associations mondiales des cardiologues. Unilever appose le logo World Heart Association sur certains de ses produits.: Les Echos
2005Campagne "Pur bonus santé" contre le cholesterol: value: Santé; ad L'Express
2005 ad
2004 value: Vitalité, liberté, santé, toucher; Les Echos
2003slogan: Lipton Yellow: concept Bio-alive;
2001ad budget: 3005 million US$; Advertising Age
2001ad budget: 3005 million US$; Advertising Age
2001slogan: Dove: La douceur, le soin, le respect de la peau et la féminité.;
2000ad budget: 2928 million US$; Advertising Age
2000ad budget: 2928 million US$; Advertising Age
2000Arguable partnership: Global Compact with the United Nations: value: Respects human, social and environmental laws; ONU
2000slogan: Rexona for men, une efficacité imbattable.; ad
1999ad budget: 3610 million US$; Advertising Age
1999slogan: C'est sûr, c'est Sun.;
1999slogan: Une tasse de sérénité.;
1999slogan: Bien meilleur à toutes les heures.;
1999slogan: Top costaud, simplissimo.;
1999slogan: La pureté unique de l'oxygène actif.;
1999slogan: Ca pétille et basta.;
1999slogan: Rafraîchissez vous la tête.;
1999slogan: Du pain, du boursin, c'est sans fin.;
1999slogan: Amora, par amour du goût.;
1999slogan: Signal, l'ingrédient le plus actif, c'est vous.;
1999slogan: Vous abusez trop du thé Eléphant.;
1999slogan: Vivez l'effet Lipton ice tea.;
1998slogan: Il n'y a que Maille qui m'aille.;
1998slogan: La chaleur fait du bien à vos cheveux.;
1998slogan: Brut, parfum mâle pour homme.;
1998ad budget: 3428 million US$; Advertising Age
1998slogan: Nouveau Timotei, goûtez au pouvoir de la nature.;
1998slogan: Men can't help acting on impulse.;
1998slogan: Heureusement, il y a Findus.;
1998slogan: La vie est une question de priorité.;
1997slogan: Liptonic, ressource-toi.;
1997ad budget: 3129 million US$; Advertising Age
1997slogan: Lipton, qualité n°1.;
1997slogan: Royco, un vrai régal pour ma famille.;
1996ad budget: 3304 million US$; Advertising Age
1994slogan: Lipton, la magia del té.;
1993slogan: L'huile d'olive Puget emballe tout le monde.;
1992slogan: Domestos kills all known germs anywhere.;
1981slogan: Omo, en France on y est fidèle.;

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