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Our goals and targets

Our sustainability strategy targets the global challenges of water scarcity and bringing more sustainable choices for health & hygiene – through the innovation that drives RB. Innovating to reduce carbon emissions across the lifecycle will also continue to be an important priority.

Our 2020 goals

Sustainability betterbusiness images for 2013

Our functional priorities

Healthier Communities

  1. Innovating products and behaviours to tackle the causes of diarrhoea and piloting them in key markets
  2. Ensuring consistent sustainability communications through Happier Homes
  3. Engaging employees

Better design

  1. More sustainable products, using the Sustainable Innovation Calculator to assess all product innovations, focusing on chemicals, packaging, carbon and water
  2. 100% compliance with RB’s Global Ingredient Guidelines and committed to 100% transparency
  3. 100% responsibly-sourced natural raw materials

Better production

  1. Safety
    • Zero fatalities and serious accidents in all sites and continued reduction in lost work day accident rates
      We achieved a 93% reduction in lost working day accident rates between 2001 and 2013, with a reduction of 5% in 2013.
    • 100% of manufacturing sites with certified EHS management systems
      At the end of 2013, 70% of our manufacturing sites were certified to the environmental standard ISO 14001 and 66% to the safety management system OHSAS 18001.
  2. Environment
    • 35% reduction in water use (per unit) and meet minimum wastewater standards
      In 2013, we reduced water use by 19% per unit of production.
      We are setting minimum standards for key wastewater parameters.
    • Zero waste to landfill and 10% reduction in waste (per unit)
      In 2013, we’ve gone from 4 to 22 sites achieving zero waste to landfill status – almost 50% of our factories globally
    • 35% reduction in energy consumption and 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (both per unit)
      Energy per unit of production fell almost 6% in 2013, with carbon emissions per unit down by nearly 4%.
    • Effectively carbon neutral manufacturing
      We have been planting trees to effectively offset the greenhouse gas emissions from our manufacturing sites since 2006. We will continue to offset emissions from our manufacturing facilities until the end of 2014 through tree planting.
  3. Social responsibility
    • 100% compliance with RB social standards
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  • Mucinex
  • Frenchs
  • Airwick
  • Nurofen
  • Vanish
  • Durex
  • Clearasil
  • Dettol
  • Cillet Bang
  • Strepsils
  • Scholl
  • Gaviscon
  • Mortein
  • Woolite
  • Veet
  • harpic
  • Calgon
  • Finish