Reckitt Benckiser continues to trim carbon footprint

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Reckitt Benckiser has narrowed its carbon footprint by 11% in 2010, the company said.

The company, which owns such brands as Clearasil, Lysol and Woolite, said the reduction is part of its Carbon20 program, which aims to reduce its products' impact on climate change by 20% by 2020.

"Focusing on climate change is right for our business, right for our industry and right for society," said Bart Becht, Reckitt Benckiser CEO. "Our Carbon20 program establishes ambitious targets for RB, and I'm pleased that we are on track to exceed them. However, much remains to be done in the realm of combating climate change, and RB will not rest in our quest to drive progress."