Everyone deserves access to good food. We’re working to create a healthier, more sustainable global food system.
The world's food systems need improvement and we want to help improve them. As one of the world's leading consumer goods companies with a large food and beverage portfolio, we believe we can help shape a global food system that is fair for everyone. The more we grow, the faster we can bring about change.
Future Foodsis a series of our bold new commitments globally to accelerate society's transition to healthier diets and reduce the environmental impact on the food chain. Our commitments focus on:
- €1 billion annual sales from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives by 2025–2027
- Double the number of products sold that deliver positive nutrition by 2025
- 70% of our food’s portfolio meets WHO-aligned nutritional standards by 2022
- 95% of packaged ice cream to contain no more than 250 kcal per serving and 22g total sugar per serving by 2025
- 85% of our Foods portfolio to help consumers reduce their salt intake to no more than 5g per day by 2022
Find out more about our global strategies and have a look below at the story about our initiatives in Indonesia.
Live healthier with a plant-based diet
A diet rich in plant foods and fewer animal foods will provide many health and environmental benefits. Globally, Unilever's ambition is to invite more people to be part of the movement towards diets made from ingredients that substitute meat and vegetable milk in 2025-2027.
Although we cannot determine what people consume, we will strive to make foods with plant-based and healthier alternatives that are easily accessible, affordable, appetizing, and nutritious for everyone. Our most recent innovation showcased The Vegetarian Butcher, a variety of alternative processed plant-based meats that have both the taste and texture of animal meat.
We want to continue to assist people to try out eating patterns that have a more positive impact on the planet and health. Therefore, we are also looking to inspire culinary businessmen. Through Unilever Food Solutions, we have been collaborating with Burger King by launching the first plant-based Whopper menu in Indonesia.
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Consume responsible and nutrient-rich products
We have achieved our USLP commitment to double the proportion of our portfolio that meets the highest nutritional standards. By 2020, 61% of our portfolio complies with our internal nutrition standards, which are based on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) nutrition guidelines. Our ambition is to extend this to 70% by 2022.
We have been consistently innovating by launching good products: Royco, which now uses iodized salt to help supplement the micronutrient adequacies of Indonesian families; Royco Kaldu Jamur, which supports plant-based foods with innovations that provide a savory taste without flavor enhancers; Buavita, which contains 100% RDA of Vitamins C; and our range of ice cream products will also undergo fortification in 2021 to increase the number of positive nutrients.
In addition, we also consistently reduce sugar, salt and fat content. For example, Bango Light uses the natural sweetener stevia, which has 30% lower sugar content. Our Paddle Pop Ice Cream is also made responsibly for children; each serving of ice cream contains no more than 110 kcal, 22 grams of total sugar and 3 grams of saturated fat.
Not only do we present quality and good products for public consumption, we also support the health of all Indonesians by conducting a series of educational programs regarding nutrition and healthy eating patterns. These include Royco NutriMenu program, which educate and provide balanced nutritious recipes with affordable ingredients for parents; Wall's communicates #CemilanBaikUntukmu as a better standard for ice cream snacks with good content for children; and Buavita with the #AsliMelindungi campaign to educate children about the importance of fruit consumption and adequate intake of 100% daily vitamin C to prevent diseases and assist the recovery process while this pandemic still rages on.
Create healthier and more sustainable food for the future
The issue of nutrition and food security is still a big problem in various parts of the world, including in Indonesia. Therefore, both the daily diets of all people and the food system in Indonesia need to be continuously developed to ensure that everyone can access quality food without exploiting the planet.
In addition, in an effort to reduce food waste that has the potential to harm the environment and have an economic impact, we have launched the “Lezat Anti Sisa” campaign to encourage Indonesian families to reduce excess food waste by reprocessing it into various delicious dishes. Through www.masakapahariini.com, we share various inspirational recipes that are created using more optimal amounts of ingredients or using food ingredients leftover from previous meals.