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Identification number in the register: 6200524920-25
Registration date: 05/01/2009 19:35:53

The information on this entity was last modified on: 07/04/2017 11:28:42
The date of the last annual update was: 07/04/2017 11:28:42
Next update due latest on: 07/04/2018

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Weena, 455
P.O. box: 760
Rotterdam 3000 DK

(+31 10)217 4000

Rue d'Idalie 9-13
Brussels 1050


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Paul Polman


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Florian Vernay

Head of EU External Affairs

    Goals / remit


Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch company with strong roots in Europe. With a global turnover of €52.7 billion (2016), it is employing 168,000 people worldwide. In Europe, Unilever’s turnover was of €13.2 billion.

As a leading, innovative, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company, Unilever spends almost 1 billion Euros annually on R&D and employs over 6,000 people in research and development laboratories delivering groundbreaking technologies i around the globe with R&D teams implementing innovations in countries and factories.

Unilever’s mission is to double the size of its business while reducing the overall environmental impact of its products and business processes across the value chain.

Our brands

We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands spanning 14 categories of home, personal care and foods and refreshment products, we touch the lives of over 2 billion people every day – whether that's through feeling great because they've got shiny hair and a brilliant smile, keeping their homes fresh and clean, or by enjoying a great cup of tea, satisfying meal or healthy snack.

We've always believed in the power of our brands to improve the quality of people’s lives and in doing the right thing. As our business grows, so do our responsibilities. We recognise that global challenges such as climate change concern us all. Considering the wider impact of our actions is embedded in our values and is a fundamental part of who we are.

Our brand portfolio has made us leaders in every field in which we work. It ranges from much-loved world favourites including Lipton, Knorr, Dove and Omo, to trusted local brands such as Blue Band and Suave.

Our Code of Business Principles

Our efforts are guided by our Code of Business Principles which sets the standards of behaviour we demand from all our employees. It also outlines our commitments to our stakeholders including consumers, customers, suppliers, employees, communities and the environment.

Please consult our internet site for more information or for more details on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Implementation of Food Information to Consumers
Circular Economy
Novel Foods
Sustainable Development Goals
EU Energy Union
General Food Law
Food Reformulation
Implementation of CLP Regulation
Chemical Policy



EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health




Food legislation
Chemical legislation
Cosmetics legislation
CSR/Sustainable development
Sustainable Consumption & Production
R&D and new technologies
European Works’ Council
Competition law

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Renatte GEORGESCU 20/12/2016 15/12/2017
Florian VERNAY 20/12/2016 15/12/2017

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation

Unilever is member or sponsor of the following organisations:

AIM (Trade association for branded goods)
AISE (Trade association for soap and detergents)
CEFIC (Chemical industry trade association)
CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies)
Cosmetics Europe (Cosmetics industry trade association)
CulinariaEurope (Soups, broths, emulsified sauces and condiments)
ECPA (European Centre of Public Affairs)
EuroPen (European Organization for Packaging and the Environment)
EPAA (European Partnership on Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing)
Euroglaces (Ice Cream association)
FoodDrinkEurope (Food & Drinks trade association) and sector organisations
GLOBE (Global Legislators for a Balanced Environment)
IMACE (Margarine Association)
The Kangaroo Group
SEAP (Society of European Affairs Professionals)
WFA (World Federation of Advertisers)

    Financial data

01/2016  -  12/2016

300,000 € - 399,999 €


551,250 €

Financial Transparency System

We have based our calculations on the guidelines developed by the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP). We have opted for the range to ensure that we capture all costs.

The costs are based on the financial year 2016, and include the annual costs arising from activities covered by the Register, in line with the new Transparency Register Implementing Guidelines. These include trade associations membership fees and consultancy fees dedicated to activities falling under the scope of the Register.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Unilever Code of Business principles SEAP Code of Conduct