Sep 2, 2020

Unilever to cut fossil fuels from cleaning brands

Unilever has pledged to drop fossil fuels from its cleaning products by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions. The company's best-selling cleaning brands include Omo, Cif, Sunlight and Domestos. Unilever said the chemicals used in its cleaning and laundry products make up 46% of its overall carbon footprint. Replacing them with more sustainable ingredients will reduce that footprint by up to 20%. The Anglo-Dutch firm, which also makes Dove soap and Persil dishwashing liquid, said it was facing unprecedented demand for cleaning products during the coronavirus pandemic. Unilever said the €1bn investment would go towards funding biotechnology research and creating biodegradable and water-efficient products.

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