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Corporate Governance

I believe that nothing can be greater than a business, however small it may be, that is governed by conscience; and that nothing can be meaner or more petty than a business, however large, governed without honesty and without brotherhood.

William Hesketh Lever

Our Corporate Governance Philosophy

At Unilever Consumer Care Limited, the principles of Corporate Governance are based on transparency, accountability, integrity and focus on the sustainable success of the Company over the long-term. Responsible corporate conduct is integral to the way we do our business.


Our actions are governed by our values and principles, which are reinforced at all levels within the Company. At UCL, we are committed to doing things the right way which means taking business decisions and acting in a way that is ethical and in compliance with all applicable legislations. Our Code of Business Principles( the Code) is an extension of our values and reflects our continued commitment to ethical business practices across our operations. We acknowledge our individual and collective responsibilities to manage our business activities with integrity. These Code inspires us to set standards which not only meet applicable legislation but go beyond in many areas of our functioning.

To succeed, we believe, requires the highest standards of corporate behaviour towards everyone we work with, the communities we touch and the environment on which we have an impact. This is our road to consistent, competitive, profitable and responsible growth and creating long term value for our shareholders, our people, and our business partners. The above principles have been the guiding force for whatever we do and shall continue to be so in the years to come.

The Board of Directors (‘the Board’) are responsible for and committed to sound principles of corporate governance in the Company. The Board plays a crucial role in overseeing how the management serves the short and long-term interests of shareholders and other stakeholders. This belief is reflected in our governance practices, under which we strive to maintain an effective, informed and independent Board. We keep our governance practices under continuous review and benchmark ourselves to best practices across the globe.

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