Unilever has invested 1 billion euros to finance biotechnology that will help the company achieve net zero carbon footprint from its operations and its suppliers by 2030. "Chemicals in the company's cleaning and laundry products make up 46% of its Home Care division’s carbon emissions across their life cycle," Reuters reports, adding that "the switch -- which Unilever said it is the first company to commit to -- will cut those emissions by a fifth." The company said it's working with small biotech companies and chemical makers such as Dow Chemical (DOW.N) to create environment-friendly products.

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