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Consumer Staples
London, United Kingdom
Brands and Associated Companies
Dove, Lipton, Knorr, Flora
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Unilever appears to actively support multiple strands of climate change related regulations and policies. CEO Paul Polman has been a notable supporter of climate change related legislation and has frequently supported ambition with regards to the UN treaty on climate change. In 2017, Paul Polman signed a Mission 20:20 statement calling for immediate action on transitioning the global energy mix, including phasing out coal and a large uptick in electric vehicles. In 2017, Unilever was a signatory to the 'we are still in initiative' supporting leadership within the US on accelerating a clean energy transition. Unilever has also actively supported legislative measures to drive an energy transition in the UK and Canada. In Europe in 2017, Unilever supported a higher renewable energy target of 35% and called on policymakers to support measures such as corporate renewable PPAs to ensure this ambition is met. Unilever further appears to support a price on carbon, including progressive reform of the European emissions trading scheme. In 2018, Unilever has supported a proposed carbon tax policy in the US, although seemingly over 'less efficient regulations' such as the US Clean Power Plan. In 2018, Unilever has called for ambitious CO2 targets for heavy-duty vehicles in Europe. Unilever remains a member of CEFIC and the Business Council of Australia which appear to have resisted ambitious climate regulation.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 2 NA NS NS 2 2 NA
Climate Science Stance 2 1 NA 2 2 2 NS NA
Need for climate regulations 2 2 NS NS 2 NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 2 2 NA NS 2 2 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 0 NA 1 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS 2 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS 2 2 NS 2 NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 2 1 2 NS 2 2 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 2 2 2 NS 2 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 2 NS 2 2 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 2 NS 2 0 2 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS 2 NA NA NA NA 1
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