Socialist Worker

'Equitable' Unilever boss rakes it in

Issue No. 2287

Unilever’s chief executive Paul Polman likes to present himself as a champion of “equitable capitalism”.

He lectures other bosses on the need to engage with the Occupy movement—or risk losing customers. “Some people sometimes accuse me of being a socialist,” he said, “but I am a capitalist at heart.”

And why wouldn’t he be? In 2010 he received over £2.4 million in salary, bonus and share options. His total remuneration is 285 times that of the average Unilever worker.

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