Unilever accelerates sustainable packaging target for 2015
Magnum and Walls ice cream maker Unilever has brought its sustainable paper and board packaging use target forward. The multinational FMCG giant will now source all of its paper and board packaging sustainably by the end of this year.
The new Wood Fibre Sourcing Policy will contribute to Unilever’s work to eliminate deforestation from supply chains and will also help to embed the Unilever Responsible Sourcing Policy, which supports Unilever's commitment to increase its positive social impact throughout the entire supply chain by improving the lives of workers and their communities.
Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer commented: “The business case for doing this is clear. It helps us secure a sustainable supply of commodities into the future, and it is good news for forests and the people that live and depend on them. Action on forests can tackle emissions – at least 4.5bn tonnes of CO2 a year – while at the same time increasing food production sustainably and improving livelihoods.”