Unilever's National Parks Program
As Stewards of America's National Parks, Unilever believes it has a vested interest to ensure that these special places remain vital and relevant for future generations. By definition, stewardship implies providing care and involving others such as employees and families; customers and consumers; and like-minded partners in both the private and public sector.
In 1872, the American people set aside Yellowstone as the world's first national Park, creating the National Park system and launching the National Park ideal. Today, nearly 400 National Parks have been set aside for the "betterment and enjoyment of the people" — protecting America's natural, cultural and historic resources for future generations.
Today more than 280 million people annually visit America's National Parks - exploring their vast beauty, seeking solace, finding inspiration and celebrating the liberties preserved within their boundaries.
As the longest-standing corporate partner of the National Park Foundation and a Proud Partner of America's National Parks, Unilever's commitment to preserve and protect America's National Parks spans fifteen years, and by 2008, more that $50 million in donations. Unilever is helping to foster an enduring legacy of private philanthropy sustaining America's National Parks.