Unilever is a massive corporation that owns a ton of brands from Q-Tips to Ben Jerry’s Ice Cream. They have recently pushed for more efficiency and sustainability across all their brands and have found that their environment-saving approach has saved money.
The companyâ€™s sustainability director for manufacturing, John Maguire, echoed the sentiment that sustainability can be a force for cost-saving, as opposed to an added new cost. He said in a statement: “Eco-efficiency isnâ€™t just about reducing the environmental footprint it also makes good business sense â€¦ Since 2008 our eco-efficiency programmes have avoided more than â‚¬300m of costs–almost â‚¬100m in energy; â‚¬186m in materials; â‚¬17m in water; and â‚¬10m in waste disposal. The benefits are very clear in a world where energy prices are increasing.”