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Unilever is a multinational consumer goods company, created in 1929 by the merger of the Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie and the British soap maker Lever Brothers. Today, it is one of the world's largest and oldest consumer goods businesses, producing personal care, home care, food and refreshment products, with a portfolio of over 400 brands available in 190 countries. Products are manufactured in Unilever’s 300 factories and by 700 third-party manufacturers, with an estimated 2.5 billion people globally using Unilever's products and brands. Recently, the company opened a new global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Ranking position
#2 /380
Total score
52.0 /100
Industry Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #2
Food and agriculture #2
Measurement area Score Rank (0-380)

Governance and strategy

#1 65.5 /100 #3

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 40.6 /100 #2

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 64.3 /100 #2
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London, United Kingdom
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 64,410,270,000
Ownership structure
Publicly listed

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2000 most influential companies

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