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We’ve come a long way since we launched our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) in 2010. Working in partnership with other businesses, governments and NGOs, we’ve strived to make a real difference in the world, but we know we have a long way to go yet. We don’t have all the answers.

One of the driving forces behind our USLP has been our employees who bring it to life every day. So, who better to help us continue to shape the plan and the future of our business? With this in mind, we launched the USLP: Through your eyes photography competition to give our people the opportunity to show us the issues that matter most to them.

Some 998 colleagues from 58 countries entered the competition, and a grand total of 9,414 photographs were submitted.

There were seven categories for employees to enter, all shaped around the themes and issues that matter most to the business and are in line with our commitment to help realise the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

Speaking about the competition, judge Rakiz Farooq, Finance Partner, Ice Cream & Rural, Pakistan, adds: “It was great to see so many fabulous photos – the scale of participation was incredible. These are not only amazing pictures, they were taken by our people, our employees. They have shared their world and vision of the future with us – that’s really moving."

Meet our employees and their incredible winning images.

1. Overall competition winner and category winner: Zero food and packaging waste

Sharon Kong
Sharon Kong

Customer Development Manager, Malaysia

"Don't trash our future. Choose to recycle today."

2. Category winner: Access to water

Carlo Constantino
Carlo Constantino

Senior Accountant, US

"My non-profit, Forefront, opened up another water well in India last November."

3. Category winner: Action on climate change

Apoorva Singh
Apoorva Singh

Site Engineering Manager, India

"Making our manufacturing footprint green. The roof of the Silvassa Detergent Factory, India."

4. Category winner: Affordable, nutritious, sustainably sourced food

Maria-Lujan Perez
Maria-Lujan Perez

Trade Category Management, Argentina

"Collecting berries in the Patagonian countryside for my oma (grandmother) to make jam."

5. Category winner: Health, hygiene and nutrition

Febyuka Azalia
Febyuka Azalia

Resourcing Assistant, Indonesia

"Make handwashing fun to save lives and help build healthier futures."

6. Category winner: Protecting the natural world

Dilek Ozler
Dilek Ozler

Senior Consumer & Marketing Insight Manager, US

"The Sri Lankan elephant is endangered. The population has declined by at least 50% over the past three generations."

7. Category winner: USLP open category

Carlos Balcells
Carlos Balcells

Customer Development Excellence Manager, Spain

"We all play a key part in our green world."

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