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BusinessEurope lobby group loses Unilever 22.08.14

Business Green: Unilever leaves BusinessEurope

Unilever has ended its membership role in BusinessEurope, fuelling speculation that the group’s lobbying against European environmental and climate change policies have upset some of its other members.

This follows the news last year that a number of green companies found themselves accidentally supporting calls to lower EU environmental targets planned for post-2020.

Speaking to BusinessGreen, a spokeswoman from Unilever said their relationship had come to an end, but “We are committed to working with trade associations and likeminded companies who can come together to create tipping points for products and markets […] With this in mind it is important we review our memberships on an ongoing basis.”

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