We are delighted to announce that Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) have joined Manufacture 2030.
RB is a FTSE 20, global consumer health, hygiene and nutrition company headquartered in the UK. RB is driven by its purpose to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. RB fights to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment a right, not a privilege, for everyone. RB is proud to have a stable of trusted household brands found in households in more than 190 countries. These include Enfamil, Nurofen, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Lysol, Dettol, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Air Wick and many more.
RB’s business strategy calls out the challenge of climate change and its impact on health and ecosystems. The new 3-year partnership will focus on helping to reduce Scope 3 emissions in line with their Science Based Targets and Climate Pledge commitments, helping to deliver RB’s delivery of the Paris Accord by 2030, and its 2040 ambition for carbon neutrality. This is part of a strategic commitment to supply chain sustainability, bringing to life RB’s purpose to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world.
From Nov 2020, the programme will initially reach 289 third-party manufacturers spanning 40+ countries. More suppliers will join the programme through 2021 and beyond.
Fundamental to the programme is a commitment from RB to actively supporting suppliers in reducing their environmental impacts to create a cleaner world. Through Manufacture 2030’s cloud-based platform, the Bee, and its unique capabilities, RB will actively encourage performance improvement at an individual factory level, particularly in the areas of carbon and energy reduction, and water and waste efficiency.
David Croft, Global Sustainability, Environment & Human Rights Director at RB, said…
“We’re committed to playing a leading role in tackling the most pressing global challenges. Whether that means fighting coronavirus, or playing our part to combat climate change, our aim is a cleaner healthier world that benefits us all. Our partnership with Manufacture 2030 will help us and our suppliers meet the challenge of climate change. We’re looking forward to collaborating to create meaningful improvements at scale.”
Martin Chilcott, Founder and CEO at Manufacture 2030, said…
“RB have consistently led by example when it comes to sustainability and now their track record continues with a commitment to reducing environmental impacts in their global supply chain. We are excited to be launching our new partnership with RB, working together to help suppliers improve the resource efficiency of their manufacturing sites, and giving RB greater visibility and certainty of achieving their publicly stated targets.”