PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RB, a global consumer health and hygiene company and the maker of popular consumer brands including Lysol, Resolve and Easy-Off, was named a 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winner by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding achievement in the manufacture of products that are safer for families, workplaces, communities, and the environment.
"RB is honored to receive this award from the EPA, which highlights our commitment to developing products that are safer for both our consumers and the environment, without compromising performance," said Frank Hofs, President of RB North America. "We are passionate about identifying the best ingredients to develop innovative products that meet our industry-leading sustainability commitments as part of our mission to create healthier lives and happier homes."
EPA developed the Partner of the Year Awards to recognize stakeholders like RB who have furthered the safer chemistry and safer product goals of the agency's Safer Choice Program. Winners have demonstrated active and exemplary participation in and promotion of the program. In addition to reviewing every product formulation in the RB portfolio for compliance in the program, including 437 products in over 28 brands, RB had 4 new products approved last year by Safer Choice and several more are currently being considered.
Consumer safety and well-being are the top priority for RB. The company has long been a leader in chemical safety in the industry. Since 2001, RB has maintained an internal Restricted Substances List to ensure a consistent global approach to minimizing and eliminating ingredients of concern. As a leader in the Safer Choice Program, RB helped to expand the scope and effectiveness of the program, supporting the antimicrobial pilot program and education initiatives including the Safer Choice Stakeholder Summit.
For more information about RB's product responsibility, please visit http://www.rb.com/responsibility/products.
RB* is the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company. The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in London, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in most countries across the globe. The company employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide.
Inspired by a purpose to deliver innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, RB is in the top 20 of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. We are the global No. 1 or No. 2 in the majority of our fast-growing categories, driven by an exceptional rate of innovation. Our health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by our global Powerbrands including: Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Lysol, Dettol, Veet, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Calgon, Air Wick, Woolite and French's. Our Powerbrands represent 80% of our net revenue.
RB is redefining the world of consumer health and hygiene. Our people and unique culture are at the heart of our success. We have a drive for achievement and a passion to outperform wherever we focus, including sustainability where we are targeting a 1/3 reduction in water impact, 1/3 reduction in carbon and 1/3 of net revenue from more sustainable products. We are proud to be Save the Children's largest global partner, with a new vision to radically reduce one of the world's largest killers of children under 5, diarrhea.
For more information visit www.rb.com.
*RB is the trading name of Reckitt Benckiser group of companies.
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