International business has been portrayed around the world in interesting ways. Some ways have been negative, while some have been positive. Here we focus on the ethical and unethical actions of such businesses. We believe there are some businesses that are good, and some that are bad. Below we will identify and highlight a business that is very ethically responsible. Basically this is an attempt to show companies ways they can conduct greater corporate social responsibility.

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With more than 400 brands, which are focused on health and well being, not many companies touch so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Unilever's portfolio range from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos and everyday household care products.

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Business Facts & Figures

  • Products sold in more then 190 countries, generating sales of €51 billion in 2012
  • Emerging markets now account 55% of our business
  • Have 14 brands with sales more then €1 billion a year.
  • 173,000+ people work for Unilever
  • #1 fast-moving consumer goods employer of choice among graduates in 20 countries
  • proud winners of 2013 Catalyst award which honors exceptional business initiatives for women in the workplace
  • close to 80,000 entrepreneurs, including 48,000 women, in 135,000+ villages across India have now joined rural selling operations, Shakti of Unilever
  • reached $127 million with Lifebuoy hand washing programs since 2010, and 49 million people through our brush day and night oral care campaign during the years of 2010-2012
  • 100% of palm oil purchases in 2012 from sustainable sources
  • 39% of all tea sourced comes from farms certified by Rainforest Alliance
  • greenhouse gas footprint of use of products has been reduced 6% since 2010
  • over 50% of 252 manufacturing sites across world send no non-hazardous waste to landfill

Project Sunlight - Unilever Inititve

  • Project sunlight is basically a movement that has already started
  • Made up of growing community of people who believe it is possible to build a world where everyone lives well
  • who recognize we can achieve this if we all come together and work to do small action everyday to make that real difference
  • Unilever believes there is never been a better time to create a better future for children; a world where everyone has enough food and no one has to to bed hungry
  • Where every child's live till their fifth birthday is defined as to a happy childhood by the kids.
  • Where homes have enough drinkable water and water to wash, cook, and clean.
  • Where everyone can enjoy life today and protect the planet for future generation
  • Project sunlight is basically a movement that has already started
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