Reckitt Benckiser plc (LSE: RB) is a British multinational consumer goods company headquartered in Slough, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest producer of household cleaning products and a major producer of consumer healthcare and personal products. It was formed in 1999 by the merger of the UK-based Reckitt & Colman plc and the Netherlands-based Benckiser NV.
Reckitt Benckiser's brands include Dettol (the world's largest-selling antiseptic), Strepsils (the world's largest-selling sore throat medicine), Veet (the world's largest-selling depilatory brand), Air Wick (the world's second-largest-selling air freshener), Calgon, Clearasil, Cillit Bang, Durex and Vanish. It has operations in around 60 countries and its products are sold in over 180 countries.
Reckitt Benckiser is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately ú23.2 billion as of 23 December 2011, the 20th-largest of any company with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.