Unilever, a frontrunner in consumer goods, is working towards the transition to net-zero emissions. This statement is supported by the agency’s agility to end its contribution to deforestation by distributing biodegradable products. Additionally, they are giving out a sum of €1 billion to nature and climate funds to aid the carbon emission reduction. This move makes Unilever one of the economic drivers to support the Paris Agreement.
Unilever, to curb its carbon emissions by half, is designing products to meet the technical science objectives. This move involves tracking the source of their raws until they make the products. Additionally, the funds they bring are for initiating projects aiming for land revitalization and reclamation. They also hope it will help with wildlife and water conservation.
Unilever’s CEO Alan Jope outlines the firm’s commitment to curb climate change despite the presence of the novel coronavirus pandemic. He says that to solve various problems, everyone must put all hands on deck and shoulder the environmental issues. This way, there is the assurance of prolonging lives before people can consume their nutritious and healthy products.
The net zero-emissions projects are going to indict more supply partners with similar objectives. Unilever plans to explain the details of carbon emissions’ impact and set up a product-based scheme to illustrate this. Also, it intends to partner with other firms to collect and share information. The firm is championing for the transition to net-zero targets and hopes that governments can institute policies that deplete carbon emissions like high carbon prices.
Unilever plans to collaborate with farmers to launch agricultural programs that facilitate a green environment and fertile soil. For transparency, Unilever outlines the supply chain of its products to depict how they are making deforestation-free products.
Unilever is now utilizing blockchain technology and satellites to track the supply chain activities and farming practices. The firm intends to develop an agricultural code that teaches clean farming practices. Unilever also plans to partner with crucial NGOs to realize and develop the best farming practices that do not disdain the environment.
Unilever hopes that they can agree with the government to provide water facilities to communities with the scarcity of this vital resource. The agreement is to ensure the implementation of water projects for the locals. Unilever is happy to work with the World Bank’s Water Resources Group to supply water to the densely dry nations like India and Brazil.
In conclusion, Unilever’s supply chain CEO Marc Engel says that the firm’s objective in handling climate change is to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions and to install a natural green ecosystem. Unilever understands that they must work with farmers and smallholders to realize this dream since they are the backbone of the ecosystem.