With 7 billion people on our planet, the Earth’s resources are under immense strain. We are living in a world where temperatures are rising, water is scarce, energy expensive, food supplies uncertain and the gap between rich and poor increasing. We cannot close our eyes to the problems the world faces. At Unilever we believe that business must be part of the solution. But to be so, business will have to change. Sustainable, equitable growth is the only acceptable business model. Unilever has, from its origins, been a purpose-driven company. Today our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace. This means helping to build a world where everyone lives well and within the natural limits of the planet: •Brands that offer balanced nutrition, good hygiene and the confidence that comes from having clean clothes, clean hair and good skin •Products which are sustainably sourced and used in a way that protects the Earth’s natural resources •Respect for the rights of the people and communities we work with throughout the world