PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RB, the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company, recognizes top performing external fragrance houses with annual global R&D Innovation Fragrance and Flavour Awards.
The 2015 winners include:
- Best New Fragrance/Flavour Innovation of the Year - Firmenich
- Classic/Iconic Fragrance of the Year - Firmenich
- Best New Fragrance/Flavour in a Challenging Base - IFF
- Regulatory Excellence- Givaudan
The Global R&D Innovation Fragrance and Flavour Awards take place annually with fragrances and flavours from RB brands and products around the world in consideration. Nominated across the different categories, each of the finalists were selected based on their innovative development of fragrance/flavour technologies and the unique sensorial experiences provided to the consumer within an RB product.
RB employees across diverse geographies and job functions participate in product demonstrations and cast their votes to determine the final winners.
"We are delighted to reward our external business partners and recognise the crucial role they play in helping us to develop innovative new products and grow our business," said Dave Challis, Category Group Director, R&D Innovation & Sustainability. "A huge congratulations to all of our winners."
RB partners with the worlds' leading Fragrance and Flavour Houses in our quest to create innovative fragrances and flavours across the company's product portfolio, all in support of our corporate goal of helping our consumers lead healthier lives in happier homes.
Pamela Asplund, Global Head of Fragrances & Flavours, R&D Innovation, highlights that partnerships play a key role in product development. "While often underestimated, Fragrances and Flavours have the power to transform the consumer experience with RB products. The collaborative partnerships we enjoy with our Global Fragrance and Flavour House partners are critical to understanding our consumers' needs and delivering superior fragrances and flavours, with the hope that we can exceed their expectations."
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 the world's largest killer of children under 5, diarrhea.
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*RB is the trading name of Reckitt Benckiser group of companies