Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc
Industry Group: Household Products
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Reckitt Benckiser was formed in 1999 through the merger of the British firm Reckitt & Colman and Dutch-based Benckiser. Recently rebranded under the corporate name Reckitt, it sells a portfolio that includes a variety of household and consumer health brands, such as Lysol, Finish, Durex, and Mucinex, many of which hold the number-one or -two positions in their categories globally. Reckitt has repositioned its portfolio and has entered the infant formula market through the acquisition of Mead Johnson in 2017, expanded its consumer health presence by acquiring Schiff Nutrition, K-Y, and Biofreeze, and has exited the food industry. The firm operates in 60 countries and sells products in more than 200, generating around 35% of sales from emerging markets.
ESG Risk Rating
Industry Group (1st = lowest risk)
Household Products 12 out of 103
Global Universe 5981 out of 15620
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Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc's Exposure is Medium
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Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc's Management of ESG Material Risk is Strong
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