Of alL Britain’s top FTSE 100 companies, Hellmann’s-to-Dove group Unilever lays claim to being the most attentive to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda.
So it is astonishing that a company with such a ‘woke’ approach should have found itself caught in a year-long war with one of its best known offshoots – luxury Cookie Dough and Matzah Crunch ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s.
The dispute, over the manufacture, distribution and sale of Ben & Jerry’s in the Palestinian territories, and to settler communities in particular, touches a number of raw nerves.
Sour taste: Tubs of ice cream are produced at Ben & Jerry’s factory in Be’er Tuvia, Israel
Efforts by Unilever to draw a line under the dispute by selling the West Bank operations to its Israeli franchisee have…