Unilever has positively impacted millions of lives since launching the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in 2010 as households all around the world are seeing how small actions can create a bright future. Unilever believes people and businesses have the power to effect change on a global scale. Since 2013, Enactus and Unilever have been working together through the Unilever Bright Future Project Accelerator (UBFPA), which provides Enactus United States teams an opportunity to take action to create sustainable, scalable solutions that reduce plastic waste in America. This year the UBFPA will focus on waste & packaging. The growing challenge of plastic in the environment means it is more urgent than ever to find solutions to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover ‘post-consumer’ plastic waste.

Unilever’s sustainable living approach is focused on three large goals: Improving the health and well-being of more than 1 billion, Reducing environmental impact by half, and Enhancing livelihoods of millions.  Unilever is partnering with Enactus targeting the second large goal of reducing environmental impact by half by focusing on plastic waste.

Our partnership positively impacted nearly 132,000 lives in 2017 alone and we are excited to improve even more lives in 2019-2020 academic year.

Unilever sees the opportunity for Enactus United States teams to take action to advance the sustainable plastic waste focus areas for the Unilever Bright Future Project Accelerator – reducing waste from manufacturing, reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging, reduce packaging, recycle packaging, and reduce office waste.

About Unilever

On any given day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products to feel good, look good and get more out of life – giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future.

Great products from our range of more than 400 brands give us a unique place in the lives of people all over the world.

When consumers reach for nutritionally balanced foods or indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps that combat disease, luxurious shampoos or everyday household care products, there’s a good chance the brand they pick is one of ours. Seven out of every ten households around the world contain at least one Unilever product, and our range of world-leading, household-name brands includes Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo. Trusted local brands designed to meet the specific needs of consumers in their home market include Blue Band, Pureit and Suave.

One way Unilever has been working towards their Sustainable Living goals is through their brand Love Beauty and Planet. Love Beauty and Planet & Love Home and Planet make beauty and home care products lovingly and responsibly so you can feel good and give a little love to the planet. We are on a journey to create a holistic brand, finding green solutions throughout its products entire life cycle: ingredients used, operational efficiencies, product packaging and social partnerships. When it comes to packaging — PCR is a magic word. It stands for post-consumer recycled, which is the material we use for the vast majority of our packs. Not stopping at using recycled materials for packaging, our products are also recyclable. We make our Laundry Care products ultra-concentrated, our dish-washing products with quick rinse technology, and Surface Cleaning products with powerful plant-based cleansers and biodegradable formulations. All of this reduces packaging and water waste, while still delivering uncompromised efficacy and delightful sensorial experiences to you. In partnership with its successful  sister brand, Love Beauty and Planet, Love Home and Planet pays a voluntary carbon tax that supports environmental change-makers and recycling initiatives globally. We believe small acts add up, so we are committed to small acts of love that make you and the planet cleaner, greener and more beautiful.

Whatever the brand, wherever it is bought, we’re working to ensure that it plays a part in helping fulfill our purpose as a business – making sustainable living commonplace.To learn more, visit www.unilever.com.

About Enactus United States

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. We establish student programs on campuses across the nation. Enactus students apply business concepts to develop entrepreneurial projects, that transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.