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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: 23/04/2015 15:01:18
The date of the last annual update was: 23/04/2015 15:01:18
Next update due latest on: 23/04/2016

    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

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Paul Polman


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Christiaan Prins

Head of EU External Affairs

    Goals / remit


Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch company with strong roots in Europe. With a global turnover of €48.4 billion (2014), it is employing 172,000 people worldwide. In Europe, Unilever’s turnover has been €13,2 billion, it employs 22,000 people and has 62 manufacturing facilities.

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 6 principal research and development laboratories delivering groundbreaking technologies and 92 locations around the globe with R&D teams implementing innovations in countries and factories. In Europe, Unilever has 3 major R&D facilities working with 2,000 scientists in 60+ research partnerships with universities.

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
Implementation of CLP Regulation
Chemical Policy


High Level Group for the Better Functioning of the Supply Chain (ended October 2014)

European Resource Efficiency Platform (ended March 2014)

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%: 3  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Renatte GEORGESCU 15/01/2016 14/01/2017
Christiaan PRINS 12/12/2015 31/12/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Climate Action
  • 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
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport

    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)
FoodDrinkEurope (Food & Drinks trade association) and sector organisations
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)
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

01/2014  -  12/2014

500,000 € - 599,999 €


698,451 €

Research: Framework programme n°7

The declared amount of funding received from EU institutions corresponds to the latest information provided by the European 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 2014, 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 as well as the SEAP Code of Conduct