People with purpose
Our world is constantly changing. So it's reassuring to know that there are some things we can always trust to help us take the best possible care of ourselves and the ones we love.
This trust inspires us. We’re a diverse, global family of over 42,000 people united by one passionate purpose: a cleaner, healthier world for all.
We are Reckitt. Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health and nutrition brands.
Taking care of our world
Now more than ever, we all understand the importance of hygiene. Cleanliness is at the heart of our own good health – for us, our families, friends and communities. Here at Reckitt we understand the huge role we play in this. We are committed to helping everyone take the best possible care of the world we all share. Every day, millions of people put their trust in our products. We work with relentless energy and innovation to make the best possible products we can. And then we make them even better. We protect, heal and nurture. It’s how we make a difference.
We never stop innovating
For us, the true value of innovation is in its power to help people and the world. That’s what has inspired our research, development and partnerships for over 200 years.
We’re proud of our history and the sustainable way our business has grown and flourished, to become the leading global consumer hygiene, health and nutrition company it is today.
Together, our future starts here.
Thomas and Isaac Reckitt build the Maud Foster mill
Benckiser founded in Germany as an industrial chemicals business, by Johann A. Benckiser
Reckitt & Sons founded in Hull
Reckitt & Sons merges with J & J Colman to become Reckitt & Colman
Benckiser acquires Finish in 1987 to complement its Calgonit automatic dishwasher range, which was to launch in 1964Read more
Veet, the depilatory product, which has been on the market since the 1920s, joins the Reckitt familyRead more
Reckitt acquires Gaviscon, adding the brand to the familyRead more
Reckitt acquires Air Wick, adding the brand to the familyRead more
Reckitt acquires Lehn & Fink, adding the Lysol brand to the familyRead more
Reckitt and Benckiser merge to become Reckitt Benckiser
Reckitt completes the acquisition of Boots Healthcare International, adding the Nurofen and Strepsils brands to the familyRead more
Adams Respiratory Therapeutics acquisition. Reckitt enters USA’s OTC market and welcomes Mucinex to the Reckitt familyRead more
The acquisition of SSL welcomes the Durex and Scholl brands to the Reckitt familyRead more
Schiff Nutrition acquisition adds several brands including MegaRed to Reckitt, strengthening its position in the health and wellness ma
Reckitt acquires K-Y, adding the brand to the family
Reckitt acquires Mead Johnson Nutrition, adding the Enfamil brand to the familyRead more
Reckitt 2.0, the creation of two focused and fully accountable business units – Health and Hygiene Home
Reckitt acquires UpSpring, an innovative pre and post-natal health company