Unilever United States Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Unilever U.S. Earns 100 percent on Human Rights
Campaign Foundation’s 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Unilever U.S. proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100
percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national
benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices
related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)
workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign
Foundation. Unilever U.S. joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses
which also earned top marks this year.

This year, Unilever U.S. launched Managing Bias in Talent Management, a
training program focused on identifying, interrupting and managing bias
in its talent systems, to all people managers. Additionally, Unilever
North America published gender transition guidelines for all employees
and their human resource business partners.

“Unilever U.S. is honored to receive a perfect score on CEI for the 10th
straight year,” said Mike Clementi, Vice President of Human Resources,
Unilever North America. “We work hard to ensure that every voice in the
organization matters and employees feel supported in bringing their full
selves to work. We believe that business must take a leading role in
addressing key societal issues, and both the business and societal case
for LGBTQ equality have never been stronger.”

The 2018 CEI rated 945 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the
LGBTQ community. Unilever U.S.’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best
Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of
America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality
for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.

About Unilever United States, Inc.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care,
Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in more than 190
countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. In the United
States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as Axe, Ben & Jerry’s,
Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Country Crock, Degree,
Dollar Shave Club, Dove, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s
Not Butter!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Nexxus,
Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Seventh Generation, Simple,
St. Ives, Suave, Sir Kensington’s, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TIGI,
TONI&GUY, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Unilever employs approximately 8,000 people in the United States –
generating more than $9 billion in sales in 2016.

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan commits to:

  • Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health
    and well-being by 2020.
  • Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
  • Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.

The USLP creates value by driving growth and trust, eliminating costs
and reducing risks. The company’s sustainable living brands are growing
50% faster than the rest of the business and delivered more than 60% of
the company’s growth in 2016.

Unilever was ranked number one in its sector in the 2017 Dow Jones
Sustainability Index. In the FTSE4Good Index, it achieved the highest
environmental score of 5. It led the list of Global Corporate
Sustainability Leaders in the 2017 GlobeScan/SustainAbility annual
survey for the seventh year running. Unilever has pledged to become
carbon positive in its operations by 2030.

For more information on Unilever U.S. and its brands visit: www.unileverusa.com


Unilever Media Relations
Joelle Hutcheon, 201-894-7760