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Our approach to Sustainability

Our betterbusiness strategy responds to the complex challenge the world faces. We are focusing on where we can make the biggest difference: the need for better hygiene, water scarcity, rising temperatures and energy demand and the relationship between these issues and our business.

Read RB's latest Sustainability Report

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Download our Sustainability Report 2014 (PDF)

Go to our report archive area to find out more information for previous years.

RB retains Dow Jones Sustainability World Index membership

Dow Jones sustainability indices
RB has once again been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). As one of the most important sustainability rankings in the world, the DJSI is based on corporate economic, environmental and social performance with a strong focus on long-term shareholder value. Only the best-in-class companies are included.  

This year RB was industry-best in eight of the 20 categories. 

Full details of 2015's DJSI results

Newsweek ranks RB one of world's Top 10 green companies

Newsweek Green Rankings 2015

Newsweek has ranked the world’s largest companies on corporate sustainability and environmental impact, and it was good news for RB. In recognition of RB's reduction of water use by 12% and energy consumption by 13%, RB came in fourth on the list of World's Top 10 Green Companies with a Newsweek Green Score of 84.1%.

RB joins Global 100 Index

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RB has ranked 7th in the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) Index. RB has also ranked highest amongst the 11 UK companies in this year’s index. This is RB’s first time on the Global 100, one of the world's leading sustainability indices for global equity investors. RB performed particularly well against its peers in the household products industry on energy, carbon, water and waste productivity.

CEO Rakesh Kapoor said: “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made since launching our betterbusiness sustainability strategy two years ago. Our ranking in the Global 100 is the result of the drive of our people to outperform on our ambitious environment targets as they do in every aspect of our business.”

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RB joins The Sustainability Consortium

We joined The Sustainability Consortium in September 2012. We will work with the group and their members (including many of our peers and customers) on a common way to assess more sustainable innovations, in line with our lifecycle approach.

RB retains inclusion in FTSE4Good Index Series

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The FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to objectively measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards.
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