RB Announces Expanded Parental Leave Policy

Industry-leading program reflects commitment to diverse workforce

Jan 12, 2016, 09:15 ET from RB

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RB, a leading consumer health and hygiene company and the maker of popular brands including Lysol, Mucinex, and Clearasil, announced today a significant expansion of its global parental leave policy.  Effective late 2015, all RB employees, including the more than 2,200 employees in the United States, will benefit from a new, fully paid 16-week, parental leave policy. 

The expanded program was developed to better support RB's global workforce and their families, and reflects the company's culture which encourages a healthy work-life balance.  The policy also supports RB's ongoing initiatives to ensure talent density at mid- and senior-level positions.

"At RB, we support a creative and entrepreneurial culture that helps our employees realize their professional goals quickly, while also balancing the demands of a happy and healthy home and family. The decision to expand our parental leave program was an important one, particularly for our employees residing in the U.S., to ensure we can continue to support our employees across all aspects of their lives," said Alexander Lacik, president of RB North America.  "Our people are at the heart of what make RB and our culture so special. This new policy is simply one way we can remind them of that."

This new parental leave policy places RB as a leader among CPG industry employers in the United States.  In addition to the expanded paid lead, RB announced that employees can take up to an additional 36 weeks unpaid parental leave, fathers who are not primary caregivers will receive one weeks' paternity leave at full pay, and introduced a mentoring program for women returning from maternity leave. 

"Celebrating and empowering employees in all aspects of their career at RB will allow us to continue attracting and retaining the top talent in our industry," said Emanuele Celani, director of Human Resources for RB North America.  "This policy is an exciting expansion of the RB benefits package that reflects our innovative and supportive culture."

For more information about a future career at RB, please visit http://www.rb.com/careers/why-join-rb

About RB

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 killer 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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