Innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes
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Our purpose is to make a difference by giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes. It is the cornerstone of everything we do and gives meaning to our work.
Sustainability is at the heart of our betterRB corporate strategy which consists of three strategic pillars – betterbusiness, bettersociety and betterenvironment.
The betterbusiness element of our strategy has four pillars: organisation and culture; Powerbrands; Powermarkets; and Virtuous earnings model. These combine to focus us on faster-growing markets and categories and enable us to outperform.
bettersociety is about how we meet our responsibilities in relation to our communities and our products.
Following the acquisition of MJN, we will be adding Zero Hunger (SDG 2) to our key areas of focus from 2018. This aligns to MJN’s mission to nourish the world’s children for the best start in life. In support of this, we have published our first pledge on infant and child nutrition (available at rb.com).
Durex is now supporting people in embracing their own sexual rights while living a life free of STIs, discrimination and unwanted pregnancies. Increasing consumer access to condoms is essential for enabling people to lead healthy sex lives in communities with extra risk factors, such as amongst young people who are just starting to explore their own sexuality, in communities with greater discrimination against women, and in developing countries where rates of HIV remain high.
RB Pakistan was commended for Project Hope, which gives rural women the opportunity to break out of stereotypical roles and become entrepreneurs promoting health and hygiene behaviours within their own communities while earning a livelihood to support their families. Project Hope began with 600 households in 2016 and has this year grown to reach over 100,000 households.
Following the success of Banega Swachh in India, RB has expanded sanitation programmes into other countries: Pakistan - launched school wash clubs and adult education programmes Bangladesh - reached 3.9 million people, including a campaign for National Toilet Day Sri Lanka - launched ‘Clean Hands Clean Nation’, promising to provide 100% sanitation to all Sri Lankans by 2025 Nigeria - directly impacted 3.3 million people in 2017 with hygiene and sanitation education programmes.
It is essential that our products are designed and produced in a way that maximises the benefit to those who use them while reducing impacts on to the environment.
1/3 Net Revenue from more sustainable products by 20201
NR from more sustainable products
1/3 reduction in carbon footprint of products by 20201
1/3 reduction in water impact of products by 20201
Developing, manufacturing and distributing products that are safe, effective and clearly labelled is the cornerstone of our product stewardship approach.
ingredient transparency by 2020
Net Revenue from products with ingredient lists published
GHGs, such as carbon dioxide, contribute to climate change and it is therefore critical that we play a role in ensuring GHGs are significantly reduced to keep planetary warming below 2oC.
40% reduction in GHG from manufacturing by 20201
35% reduction in energy consumption by 20201
In many parts of the world, millions face increasing levels of water scarcity and/or poor water quality. Our role is to seek ways to reduce the impact of our water footprint in our operations.
35% reduction in water use in manufacturing by 20201
Only a small proportion of the world’s waste is effectively reused, recycled or recovered, with the rest being sent to landfill, incinerated or ending up as litter. Our priority is to reduce the waste generated at our facilities and send zero waste landfill.
Zero waste to landfill by 2020 at all factories
factories with zero waste to landfill
30% reduction in waste by 20201
The production and supply of raw materials can lead to a number of social and environmental challenges. Through entrepreneurship and creativity, communities can become more sustainable.
Full traceability to mill for suppliers outside India (excluding surfactants)
100% traceability to port in India
At RB our outperformance starts with our people. We empower and develop colleagues in line with our values of ownership and entrepreneurship to deliver our purpose and drive our results.
Double the number of females in senior management positions from a 2016 baseline
of senior management are women
It is the duty of employers to keep their people safe and healthy at work by minimising their exposure to risks and providing training, education and encouragement where it is needed.
Continued reduction of Lost Work Day Accident Rate vs 2012
increase in LWDAR since 2012
All manufacturing sites with OHSAS 18001 certification achieved *
We are all entitled to live with dignity, freedom, equality, justice and peace. Organisations such as RB must do their utmost to ensure these fundamental principles are respected across their value chain.
100% of management employees completing human rights training by 2018
As a large international organisation with brands and operations in all corners of the world, we recognise and relish the opportunity we have to make a difference in the lives of millions of people.
RB strives to make a positive impact in the lives of millions of people through our global brands with purpose.
400m people reached with health and hygiene messaging by 2020