PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the first full year of implementation for RB's sustainability strategy, betterbusiness, the company announced today that it was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe). The company earned 'industry best' scores for DJSI indicators within each of broad economic, environmental and social categories. Within these three areas, RB achieved top scores in risk and crisis management, social reporting, product stewardship, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, and environmental reporting.
Having decreased its total carbon footprint (per dose of product) by 25% from 2007-2012, RB has also achieved a position of leadership with regard to the quality of climate change data it has submitted to the global marketplace through CDP.
"Integrating sustainability into our business is vital to achieve our purpose of providing innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes," explains CEO Rakesh Kapoor. "Last year we set ourselves an ambitious set of sustainability goals and we're proud that our performance has been recognised in the latest DJSI and CDP rankings."
RB has achieved a position in CDP's Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), with a score of 99B. This annual index, compiled by PwC on behalf of CDP, highlights those companies listed on the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500) that have displayed a strong approach to the disclosure of information regarding climate change. Companies are scored out of 100 on the completeness and standard of their submissions.
RB's sustainability strategy and latest sustainability report can be found at www.rb.com/sustainability
Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is a global consumer goods leader in health, hygiene and home.
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