FAQs

I need to visit Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management

We have a search room and library in our offices in Port Sunlight that can be used for research.

Please note that visits are by appointment only (between 10.00 to 16.00 Monday to Friday, excluding bank and public holidays) and are dependent on staff being available on site to assist.

To request an appointment for research at the archives, please download and complete the Research Request Form below, and email it to archives@unilever.com

Research Request Form (DOCX | 350KB)



I need to find out about a person who used to work at Unilever or a related company

We have a collection of in-house magazines, many of which include articles on long service awards, marriages and obituaries. We hold information cards on Directors and Board members detailing their working career with us. Unfortunately, records of staff for many small subsidiary companies have not survived.

To start your search, check the catalogue to see if any records relate to your enquiry.

To have the best chance of identifying the person you are looking for, email archives@unilever.com with as much of the information below as possible:

• employees full name
• dates of employment
• name of the company they worked for (Unilever or a subsidiary)
• work location
• any details of their position



I need to find an image

We hold a variety of images from Unilever’s past, including brand advertisements, promotional shots, maps and plans.

Note that requests to reuse or reproduce images are considered on an individual basis. Requests for reuse or reproduction can only be made for images sourced directly from our collections. Images can be provided for personal use.

To start your search, please check the catalogue to see if any records relate to your enquiry.

To have the best chance of identifying the image you are looking for, email archives@unilever.com with as much information as possible.



I need to discover more about the history of a Unilever brand or product

To discover more about Unilever’s rich history, explore our interactive timeline or download The Formation of Unilever brochure (PDF | 2MB).

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, email archives@unilever.com with as much information as possible on your query.



I need to discover Unilever’s Annual Reports and Accounts

Find annual reports going back to the company’s foundation in 1929 from the archive of Unilever’s Annual Reports and Accounts.

We also hold a series of Annual Reports and Accounts that cover the whole of Unilever’s history from 1891 to the present day.

If you can’t find what you are looking for online, please contact us at archives@unilever.com.