Reckitt hails progress in carbon reduction push

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Reckitt Benckiser has passed a major milestone in its Carbon 20 drive to reduce its environmental impact.

The maker of Vanish, Finish and Cillit Bang said it had cut the carbon output per unit of its products by 11% in the second year of the programme. The reduction, equivalent to three million tonnes of carbon dioxide, puts the company firmly on track to hits its target of a 20% cut by 2020.

“Focusing on climate change is right for our business, right for our industry and right for society,” said chief executive Bart Becht (pictured).

“Our Carbon20 programme set us ambitious targets and I’m pleased we are on track to exceed them. We still have a lot to do and will not slow in our drive to make progress.”

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