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Unilever threatens to quit trade associations that block climate policy

Unilever is raising the bar for corporate responsibility. In a bold move, the company is threatening to cut ties with trade associations that don't align with the Paris Agreement's critical climate goals. 🌐🍃
🔍 After a thorough assessment, Unilever identified organizations hindering progress on climate policy.
💬 Rebecca Marmot, Unilever's CSO, emphasized the importance of these associations being catalysts for change. "We know that becoming fully aligned will not be straightforward, but over the next 12 months we will focus our attention on the practical and realistic actions associations can take. We want our associations to be catalysts for positive policy change, and if they can’t, then we reserve the right to withdraw our membership fees."
What's especially promising about this is that it isn't an empty warning. Years ago, the company quietly exited the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business trade group globally, due to its long-standing opposition to environmental policies.
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  • dickson mutai

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    Such bold steps signal a new era of corporate accountability and pave the way for meaningful collaboration in addressing the climate crisis

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    • Varsa Mahananda

      3 w

      Wonderful!

      • We Don't Have Time

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        • johnte ndeto

          3 w

          This sends a powerful message about the urgent need for collective action to protect our planet.

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          • walter lungayi

            4 w

            Unilever's stance demonstrates a firm commitment to sustainability and climate action. This ultimatum highlights the importance of aligning with organizations that support environmental initiatives, signaling a proactive approach towards combating climate change.

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            • johnte ndeto

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              @walter_lungayi This ultimatum means it's important to team up with groups that care about the environment, showing they're taking action to make a difference.

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              4 w

              That would be a bold decision by Unilever

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            • Jane Wangui

              4 w

              We all should join hands in advocating for what is right for all of us ...for with no planet.... nothing else could exist.

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              • johnte ndeto

                3 w

                @jane_wangui together we are the solution to climate crisis

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              • Rashid Kamau

                4 w

                Very promising!! All industrial sectors should shun-away from any association practices that hinders the net zero emission objectives.

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                • Patrick Kiash

                  4 w

                  That's a great focus for a positive policy change. Actions must walk the talk and in that way a lot can be achieved for the better.

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                  • Boniface Kuria

                    4 w

                    @patrick_kiash It shouldn't just be a threat, let them take the bold and courageous step

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                    • johnte ndeto

                      3 w

                      @patrick_kiash very true I least expect that it's empty talks

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                    • George Kariuki

                      4 w

                      Unilever taking a stand for the planet! Love this move to hold trade associations accountable for climate action. #ParisAgreement. Great that they're focusing on actionable change and not afraid to walk away if needed

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                      • johnte ndeto

                        3 w

                        @george_kariuki it's so bold of Unilever to have climate matters in their program

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                      • Gorffly mokua

                        4 w

                        Fantastic! This is a great step in the right direction for corporate responsibility and sustainability.👏👏💚

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                        • Thomas Tienso

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                          I LOVE Unilever!

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                        Welcome, let's solve the climate crisis together
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