RB Ranked as one of the World's Greenest Companies

Global leader in consumer health and hygiene honoured as the fourth greenest company in the world

PARSIPPANY, NJ, June 12, 2015 /CNW/ - RB has received international recognition by being named one of the world's most environmentally-responsible companies by Newsweek. Ranking fourth out of 500 organizations, and first amongst consumer staples companies, this award further recognizes RB's continuous improvement in sustainability.

"At RB, the environment is a top priority in all aspects of our business, as seen through our betterbusiness sustainability program," said Dave Challis, VP of Innovation & Sustainability. "We have worked incredibly hard to improve our environmental sustainability and reduce our overall impact, and it is an honour to be recognized for our commitment and dedication to a greener, more sustainable tomorrow."

RB jumped a dramatic 198 spots in one year having been ranked number 202 on the Newsweek Green Ranking list in 2014. RB is committed to improving and reducing the overall carbon footprint and water impact of its products. In addition, 74 per cent of RB factories are now sending zero waste to landfills and the company has reduced water use by 24 per cent and energy use 13 per cent (per unit of production) since 2012.  

The Newsweek Green Rankings, created in partnership with Corporate Knights, HIP and   Investor Inc., ranks the top 500 largest companies in the world on corporate sustainability and environmental impact. The award looks at eight indicators that are used to assess and measure environmental performance. The eight indicators are: Combined Energy Productivity; Combined Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Productivity; Combined Water Productivity; Combined Waste Productivity; Green Revenue Score; Green Pay Link; Sustainability Board Committee and Audited Environmental Metrics.

About RB
RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) is the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company. The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK, Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries. The company employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide.

With a purpose of delivering innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, RB is in the top 20 of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. Today it is the global No. 1 or No. 2 in the majority of its fast-growing categories. Its health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by 19 global Powerbrands including Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Lysol, MegaRed, Veet, Finish, Air Wick, French's, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Dettol, Harpic, Bang, Veja, Mortein, Vanish and Calgon.

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SOURCE Reckitt Benckiser

For further information: Media Contact: Lynn Kenney, RB Communication Director, North America, (973) 404-2494, lynn.kenney@rb.com

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