Gold Sponsor - Unilever


Introduction

Unilever’s vision is to work to create a better future every day. We help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others.  We will inspire people to take small everyday actions that can add up to a big difference for the world.  We will develop new ways of doing business that will allow us to double the size of our company while reducing our environmental impact.

Today Unilever employs 163,000 people in 100 countries worldwide, and supports the jobs of many thousands of distributors, contractors and suppliers.  With 400 brands spanning 14 categories of home, personal care and food products, no other company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways.  We invest nearly €1 billion every year in cutting-edge research and development, and have six strategic R&D laboratories around the world that explore new thinking and techniques to help develop our products.  

Health continues to be a key focus for Unilever.  We are committed to improving health by enhancing the nutritional composition of our foods, providing transparent and meaningful nutritional information on our products and promoting healthier choices.  Our global Nutrition Enhancement Programme outlines criteria for saturated fat, sugars, sodium and trans fats.  Products not meeting these criteria are not permitted to be promoted to children on a health platform.  Through advancements in the Nutrition Enhancement Programme between 2005 and 2008 alone we removed >30000 tons of trans fat, >18000 tons of saturated fat, >3500 tons of sodium and >37000 tons of sugars from 30000 of our food products across the globe

The Unilever Nutrition team has supported the production of quality nutrition resources and materials specifically designed for health professional audiences in South Africa for many years.  Each member of our nutrition team is uniquely qualified within the nutrition profession so as to ensure the optimum communication of evidence based information to health care professionals as well as the general public.