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RB contributes $3.8 billion to US economy

RB today announces the findings of a new report, highlighting the company’s significant contribution to the US economy.

28 Jul 20203 minute read

Parsippany, NJ – July 28, 2020 Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (“RB”) today announces the findings of a new report, highlighting the company’s significant contribution to the US economy. A global leader in health, hygiene, and nutrition products, RB contributed $3.8 billion to the US economy last year, stimulating an additional $1.4 million in expenditure for every $1 million in GDP the company generates.

Developed by Oxford Economics, the report highlights the value RB brings to the US economy by evaluating its impact on GDP, jobs and taxes:

  • $1.3 billion spend with suppliers across over 40 US states
  • 25,000 US jobs supported and a ‘jobs multiplier’ of 6.4, double the US company average
  • $2.6 billion saving in clinicians time through RB’s self-care products

“By supporting jobs and stimulating economic activity along its US supply chain, the impact of RB’s activities is shown to extend well beyond simply creating health, hygiene and nutrition products,’’ commented Hamilton Galloway, Head of Consultancy, Americas, Oxford Economics: ‘’Our research clearly demonstrates the significant contribution that a large and successful company like RB can make to the economy as a whole, especially the job market and the US’s public finances.”

“We have a long and proud history of creating innovative products for individuals, families and communities. From the creation of Lysol over 130 years ago to playing a vital part on the front-line against COVID-19 today, we protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world.

Rahul Kadyan

EVP, North America, Hygiene

Kadyan continued, "I’m delighted that we can make such a deep and positive financial impact in the US and look forward to continuing our contribution for years to come.”

The EPA has recently approved 3 RB products (Lysol Wipes, Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist) as being effective against SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces when used as directed. Ensuring this impact is felt by communities, RB has partnered with Hilton Hotels, Avis Budget Group car rentals and Delta Air Lines in the US, enhancing cleanliness and disinfection as the hospitality and travel industries start-up again after lockdown. Holding true to its values, RB has also committed £42 million ($49 million) as part of its global RB Fight for Access Fund, in an effort to break the chain of infection.

For further information contact:

James Fearnley-Marr, Director, External Affairs

+44(0)7408 963679

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About the report

The report, Creating a Cleaner and Healthier Economy - The Economic Impact Of Reckitt Benckiser In The US was produced by Oxford Economics and commissioned by RB. Read the full report here.

About Oxford Economics

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