Unilever, the industrial giant behind the Seventh Generation, Dove, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton, and dozens of other familiar brands, will add carbon footprint labels to its packaging . It’s an important change that will let you track the company’s progress toward its goal of achieving carbon neutrality for all its products by 2039. We pay attention to what we can measure, and carbon emissions have long been ignored by companies and shoppers. The consequences of 150 years of ignoring CO2 created when products are manufactured and shipped has landed humanity in the warming pot of climate change . With this acknowledgment of previously hidden environmental costs, Unilever gives consumers an important tool to start acting on their desire to decrease emissions and cool the planet. “While the world is dealing with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and grappling with serious issues of inequality, we can’t let ourselves forget that the climate crisis is still a threat to all of us,” Unilever CEO Alan Jope said in a statement. The company added: “[I]t is our ambition to communicate the carbon footprint of every product we sell. To do this, we will set up a system for our suppliers […]


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