THE WHAT? Unilever’s Australia & New Zealand unit has announced that it has become a certified B Corporation. The certification is independently administered by B Lab and takes in the FMCG giant’s entire operations in the region.
THE DETAILS The manufacturer of TRESemme’s sustainable business strategy, known as The Compass, was integral to its successful application. To date, Unilever ANZ has achieved gender parity across management, pioneered a flexible four-day work week, switched to 100 percent renewable electricity to power its operations and is reimagining plastic packaging to reduce waste.
THE WHY? CEO of Unilever Australia & New Zealand, Nicky Sparshott, says, “On any given day, millions of Aussie and Kiwi households use our products – we have both a responsibility and an opportunity to use our scale as a force for good. We’re thrilled to achieve B Corp Certification, as both a validation of the actions we’ve implemented across Australia & New Zealand, and a motivator to strive even further.”