2014 Rainforest Alliance Gala: Paul Polman Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award
On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, the Rainforest Alliance held its annual gala at the American Museum of Natural History. Paul Polman, Chief Executive of Unilever, was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership and commitment to creating a more sustainable future. Since his appointment as CEO in 2009, Polman has worked to align one of the world's largest consumer goods companies around a new ethos of serving society and acting as a net contributor to communities and the global environment. Guided by the company's Sustainable Living Plan, this directive reflects Polman's goal to ensure that sustainable living and responsible business informs everything Unilever does.