Rexam is a leading global consumer packaging company.
Consumer packaging is an integral part of modern living – our lifestyles would be very different without it. It protects and preserves. It enables efficient distribution. It helps brand owners to promote their goods and to inform their consumers.
Rexam offers a broad range of packaging products and solutions, using a variety of materials and technologies. This has made us sought after business partners for many of the world’s most famous and successful consumer brands as well as young, entrepreneurial start ups.
Our packaging is often key to maintaining and reinforcing our customers’ reputation and values. It plays a major role in their positioning strategies, helping to shape their consumers’ brand experiences.
We are continually seeking innovative ways to design more effective packaging and manufacture it more efficiently. This helps us to keep the materials, energy and water we use to a minimum, reducing the environmental impact throughout the supply chain and the lifecycle of the packaging.
Also, we fully support measures to increase the amount of used packaging that is recovered and recycled. Naturally, there are good environmental reasons for this but there are compelling commercial ones too. Packaging is a cost in the supply chain so there is a huge incentive to keep it to a minimum.
|Underlying business performance1||2008||2007
|Underlying operating profit||£466m||£354m||+32|
|Underlying profit before tax||£328m||£245m||+34|
|Underlying earnings per share||35.3p||28.0p||+26|
|Dividends proposed and paid per share||21.0p||20.0p||+5|
|Profit before tax||£240m||£260m||–8|
|Total profit for financial year||£171m||£240m||–29|
|Total basic earnings per share||26.8p||39.0p||–31|
|Disposals and businesses for sale||56||45|