Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Unilever doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 71

Unilever has a DitchCarbon Score of 71, indicating a relatively high level of sustainability in its operations. This score reflects the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon intensity across its value chain. A score of 71 suggests that Unilever is actively working towards lower emissions and more sustainable practices.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Unilever is a company in the retail sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Unilever is situated in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 23.62% better in emissions than the industry average.

Unilever, founded in 1872 and headquartered in London, operates within the retail sector, offering a diverse range of consumer goods. The company is renowned for its extensive portfolio of over 400 brands, including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, and Axe, which cater to health and wellbeing. Unilever is committed to sustainable growth, aiming to reduce its environmental footprint and enhance social impact through initiatives like the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Good news, Unilever has set strong SBTi climate commitments

Unilever has committed to setting targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This involves significant cuts in their direct emissions and energy use to contribute to international climate change efforts.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Unilever should consider investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment to potentially reduce their scope 1 emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.