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Waste not, want not: P&G venture aims to squeeze new life out of Italy's dirty diapers

17 Oct 2018

MILAN/LONDON A joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Italian healthcare group Angelini is working to create a sustainable recycling loop that would allow dirty diapers to be turned into plastic bottle caps and viscose clothing.

Unilever to engage more with shareholders

16 Oct 2018

LONDON Unilever will engage more with its shareholders and has learned lessons from investors' opposition to the consumer goods group's pay policy, a company executive said on Tuesday in response to questions from a British parliamentary committee.

British American Tobacco cuts sales target for new products

16 Oct 2018

LONDON British American Tobacco cut its full-year revenue target for cigarette alternatives such as vaping pens and tobacco heating devices, citing a flat market in Japan and a product recall in the United States.

Proxy firm Glass Lewis had endorsed Unilever's Dutch move

09 Oct 2018

LONDON Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis had recommended shareholders vote for Unilever's proposed move to the Netherlands before the plan was scrapped last week.

Coke, Pepsi, Nestle top makers of plastic waste - Greenpeace

09 Oct 2018

LONDON Drink companies Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle were found to be the world's biggest producers of plastic trash, a report by environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

In haste to go Dutch, Unilever misjudged concerns in Brexit-bound UK

06 Oct 2018

LONDON Unilever's reputation for valuing all stakeholders rather than just shareholders boosted its corporate governance credentials, but landed the consumer goods firm in trouble when it tried to move its headquarters from London.

CORRECTED-ANALYSIS-In haste to go Dutch, Unilever miscalculated concerns in Brexit-bound UK

06 Oct 2018

LONDON, Oct 5 Unilever and its CEO Paul Polman have a reputation for valuing all stakeholders rather than just shareholders, boosting their corporate governance reputation, but when it came to its planned headquarters move away from London that got it into trouble.

Unilever drops Dutch headquarters move after British investors rebel

05 Oct 2018

LONDON Unilever executives scrapped plans to move the company headquarters to the Netherlands on Friday in the face of a shareholder revolt, keeping one of Britain's most valuable businesses in London ahead of Brexit. | Video

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