Creating a healthier planet

Our shared COVID experience reveals the connection between a healthy planet and healthy people - a connection that will only deepen as the impacts of global warming are felt.

We want to be a regenerative business that adds value to society and the environment. We’re combatting climate change with ambitious plans to reduce our own carbon footprint. This means being more resource efficient with energy and water, using more renewable fuels, and designing for a lower carbon economy – for our sites, our products and our suppliers. We know a healthier planet enables healthier lives.

Combatting climate change

  • Carbon neutral across our value chain 
  • Carbon reduction in operation and products aligned with science-based targets
  • Reducing carbon in our value chain, with supplier and consumers
  • 65% reduction in GHG emissions in operations by 2030
  • 100% renewable electricity and use 25% less energy by 2030
  • 50% reduction in our product carbon footprint by 2030
  • Carbon neutral by 2040

Water positive

  • Water positive in water stressed areas through a catchment-based approach
  • Water efficiency in operations
  • Water savings across the value chain
  • 30% reduction in water in operations by 2025
  • Water positive in water stressed sites by 2030
  • 50% reduction in product water footprint by 2040

Regenerating nature

  • Protect and regenerate the ecosystems we rely on and the communities within them
  • Engage employees, consumers and stakeholders to support and protect ecosystems
  • Ecosystem protection, regeneration programmes with nature-based solutions in key value chains by 2030, through our brands and supply network
  • Evaluate our ecosystem footprints and impacts

Case studies

We are partnering with WWF over three years to create a movement to fight for nature. WWF and Reckitt’s Hygiene business will together:

  • Preserve and restore 2,100 km of freshwater across two major river basins in the Amazon and Ganges (two of the world’s most important freshwater ecosystems).
  • Innovate for a more sustainable world, including improving understanding of the impact of household products on aquatic environments, and explore how to improve the innovation pipeline
  • Inspire millions to fight for nature through impactful brand partnerships with our consumers and engaging our employees

As part of our partnership, Air Wick is working with WWF to bring its purpose to life and connect people to nature. The Air Wick team is activating this purpose in various markets, including Australia, the UK and US, to raise awareness of the importance of nature and how we can all do more to protect and restore it.

We will support WWF projects to restore wildflower habitats to reverse the decline of biodiversity. For example, in the US, Air Wick is helping to reseed 1 billion sq ft of native grasslands and wildflower habitat in the Northern Great Plains.

Harpic and news channel News18 launched Mission Paani in 2019 to raise awareness across India about water conservation and better sanitation. But in 2020, the campaign switched focus to emphasise the value of saving water to boost hygiene and combat COVID-19.

After launching campaigns to cut water use in Australia and Turkey in 2019, Finish has done the same in the US and UK. In the UK, Finish teamed up with more than 40 organisations to back Save Water, Clean Clever, a campaign to get people to cut down on the 143 litres of water they use each day through activities like pre-rinsing dishes.

Our factory at Chonburi in Thailand already avoids sending any waste to landfill, and has taken their waste management to the next level. No waste is incinerated – our first Nutrition site to achieve this progressive step forward. We did this by converting more waste streams to material which could be used by others, for example developing a new supply stream of spent processed milk and powder for farmers who can use it as animal feed.