PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global health and hygiene company RB – maker of popular consumer brands including Lysol, Air Wick, Mucinex, and Enfamil – took home the "Bronze Stevie" award for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year and the "Silver Stevie" award for Communications Executive of the Year at the 2019 American Business Awards last night in New York City.
The American Business Awards honor achievements by organizations operating in the United States in every aspect of work life, from customer service and management to public relations and product development.
The "Bronze Stevie" award recognized RB's Corporate Social Responsibility program, Give Time. The program allows employees to make an impact in their communities by giving time and skills to philanthropic causes. Employees are given two paid volunteer days per year, on top of their existing vacation and holiday time, to give back. In 2018, RB employees gave their time to the American Heart Association, ARC, Boys & Girls Club, CDC Foundation, Dress for Success, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, Make-a-Wish Utah, March of Dimes, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Salvation Army, Rogers Public Schools, Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities, Utah Family Care Centers, University of Arkansas and Women in the Workforce.
RB's head of corporate communications for North America, Lynn Kenney, was honored with a "Silver Stevie" award for Communications/PR Executive of the Year. Whether meeting the communications needs of more than 20 iconic brands, developing an intranet to improve internal communications, or launching a new CSR program, Kenney has elevated RB's corporate reputation while simultaneously mentoring the next generation of communication executives.
"RB is focused on giving employees what we call the 'freedom to succeed,' whether that's outside the office doing meaningful volunteer work through our Give Time program, or encouraging individual employees to take risks and pursue their ambitions," said Kenney. "It's an honor to be recognized for work I truly enjoy doing, and I'm grateful that RB's unique culture has given me this opportunity."
More than 3,800 nominations were reviewed in the judging process this year by more than 200 professionals, whose average scores determined the winners.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning "crowned," the awards were presented to winners at a dinner ceremony at the Marriot Marquis.
RB* is a leading global health, hygiene and home company inspired by a vision of the world where people are healthier and live better. Its purpose is to make a difference by giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes.
Through its two business units, Health and Hygiene Home, RB has operations in over 60 countries and its products reach millions of people globally every day. Its trusted household brands include names such as Enfamil, Nutramigen, Mucinex, Delsym, Durex, K-Y, Clearasil, Airborne, Digestive Advantage, MegaRed, Move Free, Neuriva, Lysol, Finish, Woolite and Air Wick.
RB's drive to achieve, passion to outperform and commitment to quality and scientific excellence is manifested in the work of over 40,000 diverse, talented entrepreneurs worldwide.
For more information visit www.rb.com/US
*RB is the trading name of the Reckitt Benckiser group of companies
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.