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Unilever

  • Food & beverage, Coffee
  • United Kingdom

  • Unilever PLC is a publicly listed multinational company headquartered in the UK that specialises in consumer goods.

From the Resource Centre ? This section is a non-exhaustive snapshot of company behaviour recorded by the Resource Centre. We record allegations of abuse, seek company responses, profile lawsuits, and record attacks against Defenders working on business issues.

Indicators

IDH Living Wage Commitment ? Has this company joined the sustainable trade initiative’s living wage call to action.

ETI Member ? Is this company a listed member of the Ethical Trading Initiative.

ETP Member ? Is this company a listed member of the Ethical Tea Partnership.

2575

Tea Suppliers Disclosed ? The number of supply chain entities (tea plantations and factories) disclosed.
Indicator last reviewed 29-11-2022

Human rights defenders policy actions ?

Information in this section obtained through company survey responses, public statements and/or policies. Implementation of actions not verified by suppliers, workers, HRDs or affected communities.

Human rights defenders policy Tracker

Publicly available policy commitment not to tolerate nor contribute to attacks on HRDs

"We have a zero tolerance against any threats, intimidation, violence or reprisals against human rights defenders."

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Expects business relationships to commit to zero tolerance of attacks against HRDs

"We require our business partners and those in our third-party supply chain to provide grievance mechanisms consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights."

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Policy commitment to work with HRDs to create enabling environments

"We will engage and consult openly and constructively with human rights defenders and support spaces for them to raise issues and express concerns..."

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Signed collective statement in support of HRDs

"… sustainability due diligence... depends for its effectiveness and credibility on the perspectives of affected stakeholders. These include...human rights and environmental defenders..."

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Benchmark rankings

KnowTheChain Food & Beverage 2020
? KnowTheChain is a resource for companies and investors to understand and address forced labour risks within their global supply chains.
60 / 100
KnowTheChain Food & Beverage 2023
? KnowTheChain is a resource for companies and investors to understand and address forced labour risks within their global supply chains.
42 / 100

Top associated countries

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Company headquarters

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