Are Dove products sustainable?

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By 2020, the brand has announced that individual packs of Dove beauty tablets will be plastic-free worldwide and is exploring alternatives to replace the outside of the packs with plastic-free packaging.

The leader of the New Plastics Economy initiative at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Sander Defruyt, believes that “better recycling alone will not solve the plastic problems we face today, we must get to the root of the problem”. Therefore, he believes it is essential to “eliminate the plastics we don’t need, innovate on the ones that are indispensable, and circulate all the ones we use, reusing them, or recycling them into new products and packaging. “Unilever was ranked first in its sector in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Currently, its commitments are focused on becoming carbon positive in its operations from 2030, and to have 100% recyclable and reusable packaging from 2025.

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home and personal care products with a presence in more than 190 countries. At Unilever, we work every day to create a better future and to help people feel better, look better and enjoy life more. Our portfolio includes some of the world’s most recognized brands, such as Flora, Knorr, Frigo, Magnum, Hellmann’s and Dove, Axe, Rexona, among others.

We have found that doing business sustainably is possible and that brands that develop sustainability in their offerings are more attractive to customers. We realize that we can make a greater difference to some of the world’s most important economic, environmental and social issues by leveraging our scale, influence and resources to drive transformational change. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is an inspiration for our efforts.

In Viladecans we promote a social plan to help the 700 families living below the poverty line, sending them monthly Unilever products (five tons per month that are distributed via Caritas and the Red Cross), coaching programs, cooking programs, etc. This project

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The company will launch new 100% recycled plastic bottles (PRC) later this year, where technically feasible, in North America and Europe, and for all Dove ranges, Dove Men+Care and Baby Dove. I will also continue to investigate other alternatives to eliminate this waste in caps and dispensers, where recycled plastic is not viable.

The brand has developed a technology to create a stainless steel, reusable and refillable packaging for its deodorants: minim. This innovation reduces the percentage of plastic needed to create them, which will be launched on the direct-to-consumer, minimal-consumption shopping platform: Loop.


Unilever’s Sustainable Living Brands are those that communicate a strong and clear environmental or social purpose, with products that contribute to achieving the company’s goal of halving its environmental footprint and increasing its positive social impact. “While all Unilever brands are in the process of transforming towards sustainability, our Sustainable Living Brands have already achieved that goal,” said Marina Rodriguez, Unilever’s Corporate Affairs Manager for Central America.The figures revealed globally show that: