Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual
||II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
|and more precisely:
||Companies & groups
Person with legal responsibility
Permanent person in charge of EU relations
||Head of EU External Affairs
|Contact details of organisation's head office:
P.O. box: 760
Rotterdam 3000 DK
||(+31 10) 217 4000
|Other contact information:
||Unilever PLC has its registered office in Port Sunlight (Wirral, Merseyside C^H62 4ZD, UK)
Unilever's European External Affairs office in Brussels location is:
Rue d'Arlon 50 box 4
tel. (main) +32 2 742 32 38
fax +32 2 742 23 09
Goals / remit
|Goals / remit of the organisation:
||UNILEVER: CREATING A BETTER FUTURE EVERYDAY
Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch company with strong roots in Europe. With a global turnover of €46,5b (2011), it is employing 171,000 people worldwide. In Europe, Unilever’s turnover has been €12billion, of which 75% in foods, it employs 40,000 people and has 70 manufacturing facilities.
As a leading, innovative, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company, Unilever spends almost 1 billion Euros annually on R&D and employs around 6,000 people in six principal research and development laboratories, 13 global product development centres focussing on new product development and 37 regional development centres for adapting and implementing innovations. Unilever’s R&D spent in Europe is approximately €0.5billion – and we employ 2,000 scientists. Our R&D spend in Europe is close to 4% of our total European revenue.
Unilever’s mission is to double its size while reducing the overall environmental impact of its products and business processes across the value chain. We are an industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 12 years; and the 7th Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World in 2009.
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 400 brands spanning 14 categories of home, personal care and foods 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 www.unilever.com for more information or www.sustainable-living.unilever.com/ for more details on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register
|Number of persons:
Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises
|Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:
Sustainable Consumption & Production
R&D and new technologies
Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;
|Fields declared by the organisation:
- Agriculture and Rural Development
- Audiovisual and Media
- Climate Action
- Consumer Affairs
- Economic and Financial Affairs
- Employment and Social Affairs
- 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
|Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.
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)
CER (Centre of European Reform)
FoodDrinkEurope (Food & Drinks trade association) and sector organisations
COLIPA (Cosmetics industry trade association)
CulinariaEurope (soups, broths, emulsified sauces and condiments)
EABC (European American Business Council)
ECPA (European Centre of Public Affairs)
EPAA (European Partnership on Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing)
EurActiv, (independent media portal fully dedicated to EU affairs)
Euroglaces (Ice Cream association)
GLOBE (Global Legislators for a Balanced Environment)
IMACE (Margarine Association)
LUFPIG (Land Use and Food Policy Intergroup)
SEAP (Society of European Affairs Practioners)
TPN (Transatlantic Policy Network)
WFA (World Federation of Advertisers)
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
€ - 600000
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:
We have based our calculations on the guidelines developed by the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP). We have chosen for the range to ensure that we capture all costs. The costs are based on the financial year 2012, and do not include trade associations' membership fees. Nor do they include payments to agencies as we have requested these to provide this information in their own registration entries.