Who we are

We’re 40,000 entrepreneurs, all inspired by a vision of a world where people are healthier and live better. At the heart of our rapidly growing consumer health business is a passionate desire to help people feel better. We invest in research and development to find new ways for people to look after themselves, their families and homes.

Why we’re here

We believe there's a better way to do business – we like to call it 'betterbusiness'. Socially, environmentally and financially, we act responsibly and sustainably. We believe passionately in doing things the right way, and we believe the better way helps us deliver high quality products that touch consumers each and every day. Health is no longer just the absence of illness, it’s being able to lead a fitter and happier life. Our responsibility is to help people achieve this, while making the right kind of social and environmental impact. That’s what we call betterbusiness.

What we stand for

We follow a set of values that help us realize our purpose and vision.


Behaviours we see in Responsibility:

  • We always do the right thing even when it is hard

  • We always put the safety of our people and consumers first

  • We lead and act with integrity


Behaviours we see in Ownership:

  • I treat the business like it’s my own

  • I do not wait to be asked or told, I take the initiative

  • I have the freedom to make a difference


Behaviours we see in Entrepreneurship:

  • Big ideas with less money

  • Champion new ideas irrespective of where they come from

  • Passionately turn creative ideas into effective business solutions


Behaviours we see in Outperformance:

  • When we climb a mountain we look for the next peak

  • A bias for action at speed

  • We reward outperformance, not who you know or please


Behaviours we see in Partnership:

  • We say what we mean and do as we say in the room and outside it

  • We value constructive conflict, it’s how we get the best solution

  • No one has all the solutions so we partner with others to find them

How we help

Life is changing, getting faster and more demanding. We provide solutions that help people deal with these new challenges. This is why we’re one of the fastest growing companies in one of the fastest growing markets – we drive consumer health forward through innovation.

In fact, we’ve redefined the consumer health market by combining our in-depth consumer knowledge with the speed of decision making we’ve gained in fast moving consumer goods. Our culture of entrepreneurship puts ideas ahead of hierarchy, so we get the best ideas developed rapidly. This is why our brands are market leaders in most categories.

Our heritage

Our roots stretch back over 150 years. Building our solutions around consumer needs using cutting-edge science has shaped our history of strong financial performance coupled with social responsibility.

Our leadership

Our leadership consists of a diverse range of skills and experience from the business world. This provides us with an eclectic but effective mix of outlooks, ensuring stability, expert guidance and stewardship of our unique culture.

Executive team

Led by CEO Laxman Narasimhan, our executive team is responsible for strategic investment, corporate social responsibility, risk management and financial performance.

Global locations

We’re truly global. We have operations in over 60 countries worldwide and our products are trusted in most markets across the globe.

60+ Locations

6 Continents

40k Employees

Our Global Locations