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Overview

Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.25 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

53

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Unilever

    EU Transparency Register

    6200524920-25 First registered on 05 Jan 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Established over 100 years ago, Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies. We are known for our great brands, a global footprint and our belief in doing business the right way.

    A truly global business
    • Our products are available in over 190 countries.
    • 2.5 billion people use our products every day.
    • Our turnover in 2020 was €51 billion with 58% in emerging markets.
    • A 25 million-strong global network of retailers.

    Great purposeful brands
    • We have over 400 household name brands.
    • 13 had a turnover of more than €1 billion in 2020.
    • 81% of our brands are top two in their market.
    • In Kantar’s top 50, 14 are Unilever brands.

    Using our scale for good
    • Improved the health and hygiene of 1.3 billion people since 2010.
    • 100% renewable grid electricity globally.
    • 67% sustainably sourced agricultural raw materials.
    • Making sustainable living commonplace.

    More information available here: https://www.unilever.com/our-company/at-a-glance/

    Main EU files targeted

    European Green Deal
    Circular Economy Action Plan
    Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
    Sustainable Products Initiative
    Product Environmental Footprint
    Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
    REACH
    Food Information to Consumers
    Cosmetics Products Regulation
    Detergents Regulation

    Address

    Head Office
    Unilever House 100 Victoria Embankment
    London EC4Y 0DY
    UNITED KINGDOM
    EU Office
    Unilever EU Office Avenue des Arts 56
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%3

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 30 Nov 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Stephanie BROCHARD 24 Jun 2022 22 Jun 2023
    Ms Martina FAVALE 21 Jun 2022 20 Jun 2023
    Ms Julie PAQUAY 01 Jun 2022 30 Aug 2022
    Ms Martina FAVALE 18 Jun 2021 17 Jun 2022
    Ms Stephanie BROCHARD 18 Jun 2021 17 Jun 2022
    Ms Julie PAQUAY 17 Apr 2021 15 Apr 2022
    Ms Fatma SAHIN 12 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2021
    Ms Julie PAQUAY 10 Sep 2019 09 Sep 2020
    Mr Thomas Burgess 15 Feb 2019 31 Jan 2020
    Ms Fatma SAHIN 08 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2019
    Ms Renatte Georgescu 23 Jan 2018 17 Jan 2019
    Mr Thomas Burgess 20 Jan 2018 18 Jan 2019
    Ms Fatma SAHIN 20 Nov 2017 15 Nov 2018
    Mr Florian VERNAY 20 Dec 2016 15 Dec 2017
    Ms Renatte Georgescu 20 Dec 2016 15 Dec 2017
    Ms Renatte Georgescu 15 Jan 2016 14 Jan 2017
    Mr Christiaan PRINS 12 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2016
    Ms Renatte Georgescu 06 Jan 2015 23 Dec 2015
    Mr Florian VERNAY 04 Dec 2014 02 Dec 2015
    Mr Christiaan PRINS 02 Sep 2014 27 Aug 2015
    Ms Renatte Georgescu 14 Jan 2014 20 Dec 2014
    Mr Florian VERNAY 24 Dec 2013 20 Dec 2014
    Mr Christiaan PRINS 12 Feb 2013 08 Feb 2014
    Mr Florian VERNAY 11 Jan 2013 03 Jan 2014
    Mr Florian VERNAY 20 Oct 2012 04 Jan 2013
    Mr Christiaan PRINS 14 Feb 2012 31 Jan 2013
    Mr Florian VERNAY 24 Jan 2012 31 Oct 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Unilever is member of the following organisations:

    AIM (Trade association for branded goods)
    AISE (Trade association for soap and detergents)
    CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council)
    Corporate Leaders Groups Europe (CLG Europe)
    Cosmetics Europe (Cosmetics industry trade association)
    CulinariaEurope (Soups, broths, emulsified sauces and condiments)
    EAPF (European Alliance for Plant-Based Foods)
    ECPA (European Centre of Public Affairs)
    ERIF (European Regulation and Innovation Forum)
    Europen (European Organization for Packaging and the Environment)
    EPAA (European Partnership on Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing)
    Euroglaces (Ice cream association)
    FoodDrinkEurope (Food & Drinks trade association)
    GLOBE EU - Bee Group
    WFA (World Federation of Advertisers)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    fleishmanhillard brussels 25,000€ - 49,999€
    nove 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    nove
    fleishmanhillard

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    Food legislation
    Sustainable Food Systems
    Food waste
    Circular Economy
    Chemical legislation
    Cosmetics legislation
    Trade
    Alternatives to animal testing
    R&D and new technologies
    Competition law

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    53 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 18 Oct 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Circular economy and rules on substantiating green claims
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Jul 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jul 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Implementation of the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, replacing fossil carbon with renewable carbon
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Jul 2022 Location Online
      Subject Implementation of the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, replacing fossil carbon with renewable carbon
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Elena Montani (Cabinet member)
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 May 2022 Location Davos, Switzerland
      Subject European Green Deal and Circularity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 06 May 2022 Location video-call
      Subject European Green Deal and nature restoration
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Apr 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject European Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      • Diederik Samsom (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Jul 2021 Location Rome, Italy
      Subject Unilever commitments to the EU Code of Conduct as well as their Regenerative Agriculture Practices Code.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Commission
      • Janusz Wojciechowski (Commissioner)
      • Roberto Berutti (Cabinet member)
      • Maciej Golubiewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject VTC Meeting - Code of Conduct on responsible food business and market practices
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Commission
      • Annukka Ojala (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject EU Code for responsible business and marketing practices
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 May 2021 Location video-call
      Subject Presentation on radical decarbonisation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 May 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Presentation on radical decarbonisation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Camilla Bursi (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 May 2021 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject EU code of conduct for responsible marketing and business practices
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 Apr 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Meeting on the Pact for Skills.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Commission
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Apr 2021 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject Dairy denominations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Feb 2021 Location video-call
      Subject Implementation of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan and Farm to Fork Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Feb 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Pact for Skills roundtable with the representatives of agri-food sector.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Commission
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Feb 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Pact for Skills roundtable with the representatives of agri-food sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Eszter Batta (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Agnieszka Skonieczna (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Jan 2021 Location Brussels - videoconference
      Subject Roundtable on the Green Deal, organised by the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, with the participation of the Dutch Prime Minister and other Dutch Government Ministers.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Oct 2020 Location Video meeting
      Subject To discuss recycled carbon and clean future, the chemicals strategy for sustainability and plastic packaging
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Camilla Bursi (Cabinet member)
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Apr 2020 Location Video Conference
      Subject COVID crisis: exit and recovery of the agro-food ecosystem
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Valere Moutarlier (Cabinet member)
      • Pauline Weinzierl (Cabinet member)
      • Gaelle Garnier (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 Mar 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable food systems
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Jan 2020 Location Davos, Switzerland
      Subject Opportunities and collaboration on the European Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Oct 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject discussion on Sustainability and circular economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Unilever Sustainability and SDGs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Sebastien Paquot (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject discussion on circular economy and sustainable development
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Mar 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Corporates and Ecosystems
      Commission
      • Jean-Eric Paquet (Director-General)
    • Date 04 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Jun 2017 Location Brusssels
      Subject Trade's contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals / sustainability standards.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Isabelle Magne (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable Development Goals
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
    • Date 12 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Evolved pan-European nutrition labelling scheme
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Commission
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
      • Vytenis Andriukaitis (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject The Evolved Nutrition Label initiative
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Commission
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Youth employment, the changing nature of work and skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      Commission
      • Julie Fionda (Cabinet member)
      • Stefaan Hermans (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Consumer protection
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Eduard Hulicius (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Commissioner)
    • Date 17 Oct 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Innovation Union
      Commission
      • Robert-Jan Smits (Director-General)
    • Date 23 Feb 2016 Location Rue d'Italie, 9-13, 1050 Brussels
      Subject speach on Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Sarah Nelen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Feb 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Discussing the role of the private sector in the implementation of Agenda 2030
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Neven Mimica
      Portfolio International Cooperation &amp; Development
      Commission
      • Ivan Prusina (Cabinet member)
      • Maria-Myrto Kanellopoulou (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Nov 2015 Location BERL 08/304
      Subject presentation of Unilever’s sustainable sourcing strategy, our Sustainable Agricultural Code and our work with European (and non-European) farmers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject creation of a network of Energy Union Business Ambassadors
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Commission
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Vice-President)
      • Peter van Kemseke (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
    • Date 30 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy and Food Research in Horizon 2020
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Commission
      • Carlos Moedas (Commissioner)
    • Date 30 Sep 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Outcome of the Addis “Financing for Development” International Conference and New York Post-2015 Summit. Business contribution to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Perspectives on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Neven Mimica
      Portfolio International Cooperation &amp; Development
      Commission
      • Neven Mimica (Commissioner)
      • Nils Behrndt (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy, Sustainable Development Goals
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Karmenu Vella (Commissioner)
    • Date 05 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Single market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 May 2015 Location Director-General's office
      Subject State of Play in developments food industry PPP
      Commission
      • Robert-Jan Smits (Director-General)
    • Date 07 May 2015 Location Brussels, Berlaymont
      Subject Political priorities of this Commission
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Sandra Kramer (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Mar 2015 Location BERL 10/286
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Sarah Nelen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Investment plan and sustainability
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Introductory meeting: single market legislation & circular economy package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      • Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Economic and industrial priorities of the EU
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Luc Tholoniat (Cabinet member)
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