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Our impact

The economic impact of Reckitt in India

Supporting the economy and communities in India

Oxford Economics provides an independent analysis of the significant economic impact of Reckitt in India. Through Oxford Economics’ sophisticated modelling, the research showed the significant impact that Reckitt has brought to the Indian economy, supporting employment opportunities, improving public health, and advancing social development across the country. Our contribution is evaluated using three key metrics: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employment and government receipts.



contribution to India's GDP in 2021 (£775 million)


GDP multiplier - almost double that of the average chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing company in India

Indian woman weighing a child

Reckitt employees typically contribute around 6 times the national average to India’s economy


of our local procurement is with suppliers in India


jobs across Indian economy supported

Indian woman holding two pots

employment multiplier in India, almost 6 times the national average


people reached by The Dettol Banega Swasth India Campaign, improving health and hygiene behaviours of the Indian population


children educated via The Dettol School Hygiene Education Programme, teaches children hygiene behaviours like hand washing


children saved from malnutrition by The Reach Each Child Programme


sanitation workers trained by The Harpic World Toilet College Programme

Hear Oxford Economics’ view on how Reckitt supports the Indian economy.

Case studies

Reckitt's Entomology Centre of Excellence

Reckitt is committed to developing new products that provide better health, hygiene, and nutrition solutions for consumers and has invested in nine global “Centres of Excellence” that specialise in product Research and Development (R&D) initiatives.

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