Unilever

Conglomerate
842
NYSE:UL
Netherlands/UK

Unilever N.V. (a Dutch company) disclosed in 2016 that its non-U.S. subsidiary, among other relevant transactions, “advertised our products on television networks that are owned by the Government of Iran or affiliated entities,” and further noted that “[i]ncome, payroll and other taxes, duties and fees (including for utilities) were payable to the Government of Iran and affiliated entities in connection with our operations” in the country.

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"Unilever, acting through its Iranian subsidiary, has signed a joint venture partnership with Golestan Company, the makers of Golestan tea and one of Iran’s best known consumer goods companies. The agreement was signed on November 29, but was formally announced this week." (December 2017)

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Unilever is one of the companies listed as a speaker at the HR Trends Summit taking place from October 18-19, 2016 in Tehran, Iran. (Speakers).

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"Unilever, which manufactures products like Dove soap, has been in the Iranian market since at least 2003, operating factories there and maintaining an office in Tehran, according to news reports and the company's Web site. It also sells its products to the American military."

From 2000-2009, the company was the recipient of $842.1 million US federal funds.  Their business in Iran is currently active.  (The New York Times, "Profiting from Iran, and the US," 3/6/2010)

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Several renowned German companies are involved in major Iranian infrastructure projects, especially in the petrochemical sector, like Linde, BASF, Lurgi, Krupp, Siemens, ZF Friedrichshafen, Mercedes, Volkswagen and MAN. (Thai Press Reports, IRAN/GERMANY IRANIAN-GERMAN TRADE UP 78%, December 8, 2008)

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Unilevers Turkish holdings, valued at YTL 100 million, are indicators of its faith in the Turkish economy, said local company spokesman Ebru Senel Erim. The Istanbul offices vast market ranges from Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Georgia, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan in the East to Macedonia, Albania, Moldova, Romania, Kosovo and Bosnia in the West. (Turkish Daily News, ISTANBUL BECOMES MANAGEMENT HUB, December 17, 2007)

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Listed by U.S. Government as doing business in Iran. (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, List of Companies Doing Business With State Sponsors Of Terror, Removed from the internet in July of 2007)

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GIANTS WITH A FOOT IN TEHRAN: Total, Shell, Statoil, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, MTN, UPS, Linde, Technip, Nokia, Ericsson, Peugeot, Renault, OMV, Societe Generale, ENI, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Siemens, LG, Samsung, Bosch, Valeo, Nestle, Unilever, BAT, Japan Tobacco. (The London Times, American pressure threatens UK firms, Christine Seib, May 27, 2006)

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