Unilever Partners With ArzedaJuly 16, 2021
Unilever Plc has entered into a strategic partnership with Seattle-based biotech firm Arzeda.
Per the terms of the three-year agreement, Unilever will apply Arzeda’s proprietary digital biology techniques to develop new innovations in the company’s cleaning and laundry portfolio, Sustainable Brands reports. Unilever aims to use these computer-designed enzymes to phase out fossil fuel-based ingredients in its products. Last year, the company made a commitment to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the production of its cleaning products by 2030.
“This partnership is an exciting step forward as we work to transform our cleaning and laundry business to be superior, sustainable and affordable to all,” said Unilever Home Care President Peter ter Kulve. “We look forward to working with Arzeda in developing a new generation of ultra-performing cleaning and laundry products with an environmental impact a fraction of the size of current products.”
Unilever Professional is an Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based manufacturer of personal care and cleaning products. For more information, visit www.unilever.com.