Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

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Reckitt Benckiser is a multinational company specialising in the production and marketing of household cleaning products. The group also produces and sells personal care products and OTC remedies. The company is headquartered in Slough, England.
Sales are through two business units:[2018]

  • 61.6%: Health: OTC remedies, wellness products, antiseptic products, dental care, gastric products, and analgesics (for treating pain, cough, and flu);
  • 38.4%: Hygiene Home: household cleaning products, personal hygiene products, personal care products, fabric cleaning and care products (stain removers, detergents, fabric softeners, etc; surface cleaners; deodorant and anti-parasitic products; dish washing products; decalcifying salts, anti-corrosion products, stripping products, etc; laundry detergents, fabric softeners and ironing aids.

Corporate Political Engagement Rating:[1] Transparency International UK    B  




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  • The last two years, in particular, have been transformational with the acquisition of MJN in Jun.2017 and the reorganisation of our business under RB 2.0. (AR-2018)
  • Aug.2017:
    RB Food, including French's Mustard, Frank's RedHot Sauce and Cattlemen's Barbecue Sauce brands, was sold to McCormick & Company.ref
  • Jul.2017: Reckitt Benckiser Group plc announced that it had entered into an agreement to sell its Food business, including the French’s, Frank’s RedHot and Cattlemen's brands, to McCormick & Company Inc.ref.ref
  • Jun.2017:
    Mead Johnson Nutrition Company was acquired, becoming a new division of Reckitt Benckiser, with its Enfamil and Nutramigen brands joining RB's portfolio of consumer health brands.ref,ref Mead Johnson website
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  • 1999: Reckitt Benckiser Group plc was formed by the merger of UK-based Reckitt & Colman plc and Netherlands-based Benckiser NV.
  • 1987: Ecolab Inc sold its consumer goods operations, which marketed household products including Vanish stainer remover, and dishwasher detergents Electrasol, and Finish, Jet Dry, and Lime Away.ref
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  1. ^ Corporate Political Engagement Index 2018. The new index of 104 multi-national companies, many of whom regularly meet with govt, has found nearly 75% are failing to adequately disclose how they engage with politicians. Only one company received the highest grade, with the average grade being "E" – representing poor standards in transparency. Transparency International UK. Nov.2018