Unilever face scrubs to dump tiny plastic beads that pollute oceans

Bottles of Dove Therapy shampoo, produced by Unilever. Photo: Bloomberg

Marine conservation groups are claiming victory after Unilever agreed to phase out minuscule plastic "microbeads" used in its facial scrubs and exfoliators because of the environmental damage they cause.

Friday, 11 January, 2013, 4:33am

Beijing's global warning against monopolistic behaviour

Beijing's global warning against monopolistic behaviour

The 353 million yuan (HK$439 million) penalty the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) slapped on a price cartel of six Taiwanese and South Korean makers of liquid crystal displays sets a precedent.

It signals Beijing's resolve to act against monopolistic behaviour not just by domestic firms but multinationals as well.

5 Jan 2013 - 7:18am

Chef to address global youth forum

Jamie Oliver will give a speech at the One Young World summit in Zurich tomorrow. He is a counsellor for the global youth forum, which begins today and continues until Sunday.

The British chef (pictured) is likely to focus on the global fight against obesity and the need to educate young people to make better food choices.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Unilever price rises weeks after fine

Consumer product giant Unilever, whose brands include Lux and Dove soaps and Sure deodorants, reportedly raised prices on some personal care products only a few weeks after the state pricing regulator fined it for talking about price increases.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

You can't defeat inflation by banning price rises

China's powerful National Development and Reform Commission has slapped consumer goods company Unilever with a hefty fine for warning its customers that it may have to raise prices.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

Unilever fined for warning media about price rises

The central government has fined global consumer products giant Unilever 2 million yuan (HK$2.4 million) for talking to the media about expected price rises, action which has been blamed for triggering panic buying amid inflation fears.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Area sales manager - Unilever Foodsolutions

Unilever Hong Kong, a leading fast-moving consumer goods multinational, is on the lookout for a top sales professional to join its Foodsolutions division. The incumbent will formulate sales strategy and execute initiatives which expand product penetration, and collaborate with marketing to work out promotional plans.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Unilever gives trainees chance to sink or swim

From Lipton tea to Dove personal wash, many of the best-known products we use at home are made by Unilever. The company has an extensive range of well-known products and is continually launching innovative items to meet consumer demand.

12 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Bawang delays IPO with sponsor change

Bawang International, a mainland personal care product maker and distributor, has replaced Goldman Sachs with Morgan Stanley as the sponsor of its Hong Kong listing, a move that will delay the deal to next year, sources say.

9 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Unilever targets creative graduates

A fortnightly column introducing key trainee programmes

Improving the quality of the workforce is one of the keys to staying ahead in the overwhelmingly competitive fast-moving consumer goods business.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Unilever fined over pollution

Unilever (China) has been penalised for discharging substandard waste water, state media reported, in what appears to be a toughening stance against foreign-owned offenders.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Beauty-product makers taken to task for exaggeration in ads

Twenty per cent of beauty product advertisements in Shanghai contravene mainland law, mainly by exaggerating the effectiveness of the products, the Shanghai Industry and Commerce Bureau said yesterday.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Graduates put on fast track to top

The retail division of Unilever Hong Kong is recruiting graduates to join its two-year customer development trainee programme, which starts in the middle of the year.

The programme is a fast-track training course aimed at raising graduates to the level of assistant manager in two years.

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Under-fire A-Mei will soldier on

Shanghai will still host a performance by Taiwanese singer Chang Hui-mei next month despite the cancellation of a show in Hangzhou , local organisers said yesterday.

The singer is scheduled to perform in Shanghai on July 16 as part of a marketing campaign by Hong Kong-listed Tingyi Holding, the mainland's top seller of ready-to-drink teas.

19 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Plans for EU reports

The European Commission is planning to introduce a system of annual reports on the economic, political and human rights situation in the territory under Chinese rule.

The proposal was included in a new strategy for EU-Hong Kong relations drawn up by Commissioner Sir Leon Brittan.

24 Apr 1997 - 12:00am