UK big firms urge Prime Minister for net zero leadership to prevent UK lagging behind

Major companies, including Centrica, Tesco, BT, M&S, Unilever and Amazon have expressed concern over the country’s potential to lag behind in the green economy without strong government support

UK regulator bans Unilever’s Persil advert over greenwashing

The Advertising Standards Authority said the claim that a Persil product was ‘kinder to the planet’ was ‘misleading’

Unilever launches ‘most powerful and sustainable’ laundry capsules

They are expected to prevent more than 6,000 tonnes of plastic entering the waste stream annually – equivalent to the weight of 500 double-decker buses

Businesses beg new PM to ‘keep net zero targets going’

These include Amazon, Coca-Cola, Unilever and Lloyds Bank

Unilever embarks on $120m alternative palm oil venture

It has partnered with a biotech business to develop a sustainable way to make its cleaning products

Unilever part of joint €300m fund to boost regenerative farming

The three partners have pledged to invest €100m each

Ben & Jerry’s looks for a carbon-clean scoop

It is trialling a farming process that cuts carbon and methane from its products

Unilever seeks start-ups to co-create sustainable beauty products

The London-headquartered consumer goods company has launched a new entrepreneurial challenge for the next-generation of biodegradable and sustainable cosmetic ingredients and packaging materials

Major shareholder: Unilever has ‘lost the plot’ in sustainability drive

Terry Smith from Fundsmith has claimed the business has become more focussed on its environmental impact than running the business

Tea brand Ekaterra pledges to become net zero by 2030

The Unilever-owned brand has announced new climate targets at COP26