Reckitt Benckiser

Slough, United Kingdomreckitt.com/
Invested through
  • Triodos Euro Bond Impact Fund
  • Triodos Sterling Bond Impact Fund
  • Triodos Multi Impact Fund
  • Triodos Impact Strategy Fund - Defensive
  • Triodos Impact Strategy Fund - Balanced
  • Triodos Impact Strategy Fund - Offensive
Asset ClassesCorporate bonds
Impact strategyImpact Equities and Bonds
ISIN codeGB00B24CGK77
Industry groupHousehold products
Aligned with SDGs
  • Good health and well-being
  • Gender Equality

Reckitt Benckiser is active in the household and personal products industry. The company has three business units: Hygiene (45% of 2021 sales), Health (35%) and Nutrition (25%). Hygiene products include surface cleaning, dish washing and laundry care products. Health includes over-the-counter medication, condoms and personal care products. Nutrition includes vitamins, minerals and supplements as well as infant formula. Key brands in the portfolio are Vanish, Lysol, Dettol, Durex, Strepsils and Enfamil. The company is active in many countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States and China.

Investment rationale

Through its products, Reckitt Benckiser (Reckitt) contributes to creating a more hygienic and healthy world and to promoting well-being by selling products for household hygiene, self-care, germ protection, safe sex and vitamins, minerals, and supplements.

Sound hygiene in the environment keeps you healthy and reduces the risks of health hazards. Therefore, it is vital to keep living areas, food preparation areas and bathrooms clean. Through its Hygiene business unit, Reckitt's products contribute to household hygiene and include agents for cleaning surfaces, dishwashing and laundry care such as Vanish, Harpic and Finish.

Ageing populations and stretched public finances are putting growing pressure on health systems. With increased urbanisation and globalisation, the transmission of infections has become a global issue. Also, sexual health and well-being are a concern. Through its Health segment, Reckitt offers over-the-counter (OTC) health products such as Gaviscon, Nurofen and Strepsils to treat everyday symptoms such as the cold and the flu without a prescription. Reckitt's germ protection brands such as Dettol and Lysol help break the chain of infection and protect against germs. Reckitt's brand portfolio also contains Durex, the world's leading producer of condoms which plays a crucial role in preventing unwanted pregnancies and encouraging safe sex.

Adequate nutrition during infancy and early childhood are essential to ensure the growth, health, and development of children to their full potential. Reckitt offers quality nutrition across all life stages for specific nutritional needs.