Hygiene Home Innovation

Innovating to create
a cleaner world

Turning consumer insights & scientific understanding into unique solutions for today, tomorrow and the future.

Our vision is simple. We want to create a cleaner world by eliminating dirt, germs, pests & odours that impact the health & happiness of our consumers.

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  1. Product Innovations
  2. Outside Innovation
  3. Centres of innovation
  4. Partners to Innovate Program

We place the consumer at the heart of every decision we make. Consumer feedback alongside our scientific expertise helps us to uncover hygiene and home solutions that make a significant difference to people’s lives – people like you, and us.

Building hygiene foundations around the world is something we are very passionate about – we want to make a difference to the lives of all global citizens though the power of education. By accelerating hygiene foundations, we can deliver powerful and innovative solutions for all.

However, no one company can do this alone. It takes an ecosystem of the brightest minds. Therefore, partnerships are critical to our success. By collaborating with our partners, we can fast-track the delivery of our vision and empower our purpose-driven organisation.

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Product innovations

We’re experts in developing innovative solutions in service of creating a cleaner world. We combine technology, insights and creativity to discover innovative solutions that make a real impact to consumers’ lives.

These are some of the exciting innovations we have pioneered recently.

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Air Wick Essential Mist

Transforms fragrances containing natural essential oils into a gentle soothing mist, and delivers a delightful fragrance experience like never before.

Finish Quantum Ultimate

We created this product to deliver our ultimate clean & shine through a novel 3 chamber technology. Quantum Ultimate scrubs, degreases & shines dishes with no compromise.

Lysol Laundry Sanitizer

Kills 99.9% of bacteria like those that can cause skin infections or create odour in your laundry. And with its 0% bleach formula it’s safe to use on all loads, both whites and colours.

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Outside innovation

Partnering to deliver Hygiene Home solutions that change lives.

Whether it’s to protect against germs and pests, provide a pleasant ambiance, or remove dirt, we create everyday solutions to help consumers enjoy a cleaner world.

We want to collaborate with partners who bring new powerful capabilities to the table, so we can deliver disruptive ideas to the market. Working together, we can create win-win partnerships, fast-track new ideas, and make a significant difference in people’s lives. Our global network includes open innovation partners, strategic suppliers and entrepreneurs.

We continue to expand our network, including tapping into the startup ecosystem. If you’re an entrepreneur or a business and want to partner to discover hygiene home solutions for today, tomorrow and the future, we’d love to hear from you!

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Our global centres
of innovation

RB is located in 60+ countries around the world and has major R&D facilities in the UK, Germany, Italy, India, China, Thailand and the USA. Our global centres of excellence resourced by specialists drive RB’s innovation leadership. 

Cutting edge facilities with the right environment to stimulate creativity and collaboration play a key role in innovation. In 2015, we opened the Finish Global R&D Centre of Excellence in Heidelberg (in Germany’s technical and chemical heartland).

Our laboratories feature cutting-edge technology and we are leaders in understanding detergent and dishwasher effectiveness. This includes kitchen-based evaluation facilities, placing consumer relevance at the heart of our innovation process.

Not only this. The building is part of Europe’s biggest urban construction project based entirely on sustainable passive housing standards.

Hull, UK

Fragrence, Skin science, Tableting, Analytical methods, Formulation, Health, Clinical and Medical science.

Dongguan, CN

Device development.

Salt Lake City, US

Nutrition, immunities and Deficiencies.

Montvale, US

Biocides, Microbiology, Surfactants.

Hull, GB

Fragrence, Skin science, Tableting, Analytical methods, Formulation, Health, Clinical and Medical science.

Heidelberg, DE

Enzymes, Cleach systems, Polymers, PVOH, Analytical, Dish FUEL.

Mira, DE

Enzymes, Surfactants, Bleach systems, Analytical, Textiles, Laundry machines, FUEL.

Gurgaon, IN

Pesticides.

Bang Pakong, TH

Latex, Lubricants.

Evansville, US

Pediatric Nutrition.

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Partners to Innovate Programme

We recognise that to deliver disruptive innovations, partnerships are critical.

The Partners to Innovate Programme has step-changed the way we engage with strategic suppliers.

This programme aims to ensure focus and speed across our key projects. We do this through a clearly defined governance structure that engages senior management from both companies to ensure we develop truly valuable initiatives for us, our partners and most importantly, our consumers.

Partner with us

Do you have a great Idea? Get in touch to see how we can collaborate and drive new innovations together to create a cleaner world.

Do you have a great idea? Why not get in touch and see how we can collaborate.

Interested in an innovative and challenging career?