Unilever Will Spend $1 Billion to Rid Cleaning Products of Fossil Fuels by 2030

Source: Bloomberg »

When a company sets a goal to reach zero emissions within decades, it has to start cutting carbon on every possible front. For Unilever NV, that means spending €1 billion ($1.2 billion) to help its suppliers adopt technologies to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the production of cleaning products by 2030.

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