Unilever
More information available from May-2024

Current Score (vs. LY)

20.0 pts (-)

Last Update: Nov. 21, 2023

Current Rankings

Global: #135

FTSE: #1

Consumer Staples: #17

Transparency

Quality of climate reporting based on public disclosures, completeness and verification of GHG emissions

Commitments

Level of ambition through gross absolute emissions reduction and 'net zero' targets

Results

Results and actions to deliver on commitments for real

Reduction and Net Zero Targets

>Note: intensity targets are not represented in the current version - see Methodology

Gross Absolute Emission Reductions

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Net Absolute Emission Reductions

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Net Zero Future Commitments

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Science-based Targets (SBTI)

Date Published / Updated :01/06/2017

Near-term Long-Term Net Zero Standard
Targets Set : 1.5°C by 2030 No target Yes
Unilever is a member of the Business Ambition for 1.5 campaign (link here )

Dutch-British transnational consumer goods company, Unilever commits to reduce scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 100% by 2030 from a 2015 base year. The company also commits to reduce GHG emissions from the life-cycle of their products 50% per consumer use by 2030 from a 2010 base-year.

Data source: SBTI

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Offsets

Last update for Unilever by zerotracker.net: Dec. 5, 2022
Planning to use external offset credits Yes
Separate targets for emission reductions and removals No
Conditions on use of offset credits
  • Not include avoided emissions (e.g. via renewable energy projects)
  • Not include emissions reductions (e.g. via greater efficiency)
Plans for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) Yes (nature-based removals e.g. Forestation, soil carbon enhancement)

Additional notes: Carbon removals - either purchased or self-generated - will be used to balance residual emissions and reach net zero target. Unilever Climate and Nature Fund may produce carbon credits for brands but Unilever "will not seek to meet our emissions reduction targets through the practice of purchasing and retiring carbon credits, known as offsetting". This climate and nature fund will invest in projects which "positively address climate change and protect nature, for example, through forest protection and regeneration" https://www.unilever.com/Images/unilever-climate-transition-action-plan-19032021_tcm244-560179_en.pdf p11-13

Data source from zerotracker.net - For more information, see methodology

Score Summary

Ref Principle Score
(points)
Max
(points)
Delta
(points)
1 At least 2 years of GHG emissions for scope 1 and 2 are publicly-available and externally-verified 0.0 10.0 -
2 Scope 3 emissions are fully reported and externally-verified 0.0 10.0 -
3 CDP score demonstrates the level of transparent disclosures 10.0 10.0 -
Transparency 10.0 30.0 -
4 Net Zero Commitments by 2050 include an intermediate target and cover all the emissions 0.0 10.0 -
5 Net Zero targets demonstrate a high-level of emergency 0.0 10.0 -
6 Emission reduction targets on a forward-looking basis are ambitious 0.0 10.0 -
7 Targets are science-based as validated by SBTi 10.0 10.0 -
Commitments 10.0 40.0 -
8 Results re. operational emissions reduction: on-pace (performance-to-date) and momentum (forward-looking targets) 0.0 10.0 -
9 Results re. value chain emissions reduction: on-pace (performance-to-date) and momentum (forward-looking targets) 0.0 10.0 -
10 Implied Temperature Rating by MSCi 0.0 10.0 -
Results 0.0 30.0 -
Total 20.0 100.0 -


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Score Details

Criteria Results 2023 Score 2022 Score Vs. 2022 2021 Score
Criteria 1 : Transparency on operational emissions (Scope 1 + 2)
Are S1+S2 figures publicly-disclosed for the last reporting year and the preceding period? NC 0.0 / 5.0 -
Are S1+S2 figures verified by a 3rd-party for the last reporting year? NC 0.0/ 5.0 -
Criteria 2 : Transparency on value chain emissions (Scope 3)
Are the 15 categories fully or partly disclosed? NC 0.0 / 5.0 -
Are S3 figures fully or partly verified by a 3rd-party for the last reporting year? NC 0.0 / 5.0 -
Criteria 3 : Quality and Frequency of reporting
What is the latest CDP score (no later than the preceding year)? A 10.0 / 10.0 -
How many interim reporting were provided between 2 reporting periods (GHG emissions only)?
Criteria 4 : Net Zero Commitments
Does the net 0 target include a statement of a generally-accepted net zero emission target by 2050? NC 0.0 / 3.0 -
Does the net zero target include an intermediate target by 2030? NC 0.0 / 3.0 -
Does the net zero target include all the emissions? NC 0.0 / 4.0 -
Criteria 5 : Target year for Net Zero Commitments
Target year for achieving net zero emissions for S1+S2? NC 0.0 / 5.0 -
Target year for achieving net zero emissions for S1+S2+S3 combined? NC 0.0 / 5.0 -
Criteria 6 : Reduction objectives
What is the forward-looking GHG% reduction (without compensation) for scope 1+2?
0.0 / 5.0 -
What is the forward-looking GHG% reduction (without compensation) for scope 1+2+3?
No target found
0.0 / 5.0 -
Criteria 7 : Science-Based Targets
What type of science-based target (as validated by SBTi) did the company commit to? Targets Set 1.5°C 10.0 / 10.0 -
Criteria 8 : Results based on scope 1 - 2
Performance to date: cumulative% reduction vs. target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
The last reporting year could not be found
0.0 / 5.0 -
Momentum: last year % reduction vs. forward-looking target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
The last reporting year could not be found
0.0 / 5.0 -
Criteria 9 : Results based on scope 1 - 2 - 3
Performance to date: cumulative% reduction vs. target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
The last reporting year could not be found
0.0 / 5.0 -
Momentum: last year % reduction vs. forward-looking target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
The last reporting year could not be found
0.0 / 5.0 -
Criteria 10 : Implied Temperature Rise (ITR)
Is the company aligned with global climate targets? ITR: None°C 0.0 / 10.0 -
Total 20.0 / 100.0 -