Unilever is a global consumer goods company with a turnover in 2012 of €50Bn and the proven capacity to deliver innovative products. Unilever meets people’s every day needs for hygiene and personal care with an array of global brands, many with annual sales of more than €1Bn, such as OMO and Surf laundry brands; Dove, Sunsilk, Signal, Rexonona and Axe/Lynx personal care brands. Unilever has operations in around 100 countries including 114 manufacturing sites with products on sale in about 150 countries. The global R&D organization numbers about 8000 staff, mainly in the UK and the Netherlands, while company headquarters are in London and Rotterdam. Unilever UK Central Resources Ltd is a subsidiary of Unilever PLC concerned with R&D activities in the UK.