Unilever N.V. (ADR) (Public, NYSE:UN) is a supplier of consumer goods. It focuses on everyday consumer needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care. Unilever’s portfolio includes brands, as Knorr, Lipton, Hellmann’s, Magnum, Omo, Dove, Lux and Axe/Lynx.
The Company’s products are sold in over 170 countries around the world. It operates under four categories: savoury, dressings and spreads; ice cream and beverages; personal care; and home care. On July 3, 2009, Unilever acquired Baltimor Holding ZAO.
In September 2009, the Company completed the sale of the palm oil plantation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On November 24, 2009, the Company sold its interest in JohnsonDiversey.
Unilever employed 174,000 people and had a worldwide revenue of €40.5 billion in 2008. Unilever is a dual-listed company consisting of Unilever NV in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Unilever PLC in London, United Kingdom.