Policy and control framework:
Responsibility and control
Responsibility for social management and performance is integrated throughout the Company’s management structure. At a Group level, how Reckitt Benckiser addresses Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues is coordinated by:
• The Chief Executive Officer, who is the Board member with specific responsibility for Corporate Social Responsibility.
• The Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, who is responsible for Reckitt Benckiser community programs and much of stakeholder engagement. Environmental and Health & Safety Director, who also coo ordinates issues such as standards in supply chain and public benchmarking indices Reckitt Benckiser have a program of training and awareness for senior managers in Group companies worldwide on the Reckitt Benckiser Code of Business Conduct and crisis management arrangements. Senior managers in all Group companies are required, annually, to report and sign-off on compliance with the Code of Business Conduct. This program is implemented by Internal Audit and reported to the Board Audit Committee.
Reckitt Benckiser employees
Reckitt Benckiser is driven by the passion and commitment of its employees. Reckitt Benckiser attracts and retains talented individuals, who work together as powerful teams, by going out of the way to recognize and reward entrepreneurship and achievement.
Benefits provided for employees (i.e. in addition to basic pay and any bonuses / performance related pay) include pension plans, health and accident / disability insurance and medical care plans.
Human rights at work
Reckitt Benckiser believes the respect of human rights at work to be an absolute and universal requirement. Reckitt Benckiser is committed to respecting human rights and good terms and conditions of employment; not only in RB’s own facilities but also in those of suppliers who manufacture products on Reckitt Benckiser behalf
Employee development and training
The ongoing development of Reckitt Benckiser employees is important in maintaining the competitive edge and in allowing individuals to fulfill their true potential and maintain job satisfaction. Reckitt Benckiser believe that personal development is best achieved through gaining experience (i.e. on-the-job learning), rather than through classroom-based training. However, at the same time Reckitt Benckiser provide core training developing skills and maintaining standards such as Health & Safety, and targeted training to ensure consistent approaches globally and support employee development.
Reckitt Benckiser has a Corporate Responsibility Framework comprising of the Code of Business Conduct and specific policies, control arrangements and reporting. This framework governs how Reckitt Benckiser acts in conducting the Company’s business. The current policies and latest non-financial reporting can be accessed through the menu on the left hand side of this page. Reckitt Benckiser seeks to make continual improvements in the economic, social and environmental performance … to leave the Company in better shape for the future across all three axes of sustainability.