Unilever : A Single Operation And Share A Board Of Directors

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Unilever N.V. and Unilever plc are a dual listed company; running as a single operation and share a board of directors. According to 2013 revenues they are considered to be the third largest consumer goods company in the world. Unilever is broken down into four divisions: Home Care, Personal Care, Foods and Refreshments. Their portfolio consists of over 400 brands with products that can be found in 190 countries around the world. However Unilever focuses on 14 brands which have generated over 1 billion euros in sales. The focus brands are: Hellmans, Axe/Lynx, Lipton, Dove, Knorr, Magnum, Sunsilk, Surf, Lux, Omo, Becel/Flora, Heartbrand, Rama, and Rexona. Many of Unilever’s brands have strong social missions such as Doves appreciate your real beauty and Lifebuoy’s hand washing campaign.
Two billion people use Unilever’s product on any given day. People are at the core of Unilever’s business, and they recognize the privilege of being invited into their home. Their mission is to create a better future, since the 1890s Unilever has embodied a history of social responsibility. Its founder William Hesketh Lever (founder of Lever Bros) was known as a revolutionary, when he founded and introduced sunlight. For the first time in Victorian England, hygiene became affordable for poverty stricken communities. Unilever was formed by philanthropic entrepreneurs who were social conscious and also developed programs for the welfare of its employees. A mission that was started…

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