Unilever Sustainable Development Report 2006

  • 2007/07/03
Time period
  • January 2006  –  April 2007
  • Unilever's online Sustainable Development Report contains our Communication on Progress. Our shorter print report reiterates our support for the Compact and its principles.

    Our commitment to responsible business practice is embedded in our core values and operating principles. Our senior leaders and employees use the report to explain Unilever’s approach to business in presentations and events addressed to a wide range of stakeholders around the world. Our head office takes the lead in communicating the report to key international opinion formers, while our national companies build relationships with regional, national and local stakeholders.

Principles covered
  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4 - The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5 - The effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Principle 10 - Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery
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