All our employees have the Freedom to Succeed

Our culture starts with our people. We aim to create the space and the opportunities to help our people make a difference, and do the right thing, always. Our role in the global fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 would never have been possible without the efforts of our more than 43,000 diverse and talented individuals across the world.

It was truly inspiring to see how our culture came to the fore this year, driving our people to do their best in very challenging circumstances. Being diverse and inclusive is not an additional principle for us. We want it to be integral to the way we think and act. It is our collective responsibility to build Inclusion into everything we do, while ensuring to represent the people we are and the global community we serve.

Our values

2020 highlights


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Our employees at all levels represent 129 different nationalities


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People and culture


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At Reckitt, we strive to create the environment that gives our employees the Freedom to Succeed. Freedom is in our DNA and shows in our bold approach to working and winning together. By introducing the Freedom to Succeed value proposition, we wish to embolden our people to win at both a personal and professional level while finding purpose.

This is a narrative of collaboration and unity, focused on people’s stories and what its really like to work at Reckitt, striving together to create a healthier and happier world.

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Now in its sixth year, the Reckitt Global Challenge has grown from a local Indian competition into a global graduate recruitment tool. University-age students are challenged to come up with a business idea based on an Reckitt product that shows performance, profitability and social purpose.

In 2019, 19,000 students registered for the challenge across 13 markets – with the winners from Bangladesh impressing the judges with a biodegradable lunch box with a hand sanitiser in its lid. These young innovators will represent Reckitt at One Young World 2020, the global forum for young leaders. In 2019, we made 50 job offers to young people around the world as a direct result of the challenge.

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We have two key initiatives to help us succeed: our DARE programme and the Accelerate leadership development programme. DARE aims to Develop, Attract, Retain and Engage talented women, and positively supports work-life balance, dual careers and international mobility. The Accelerate programme includes three-day workshops where female leaders build upon their strengths and develop strong support networks to develop their careers

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When it comes to gender and gender pay, we believe in equality. We practise equal pay for equal work.

Our UK Gender Pay Gap report focuses on our pay gap, setting out the difference in average hourly pay between men and women across the organisation.

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