Dettol donates 40,000 products to support HSE in the fight against COVID-19

14th May 2020: Dettol, Ireland’s leading disinfectant brand*, has today pledged its support to the HSE in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland with a donation of 40,000 Dettol antibacterial products over the next 12 weeks. 

The Dettol antibacterial products will be distributed to hospitals and health service facilities and sites around the country with the  aim of helping to keep these environments hygienically clean.

Speaking of the initiative, Paul Reid, CEO, HSE, said; ‘We are grateful to Reckitt Benckiser and Dettol for their significant donation to the HSE and the Irish public.  The HSE has had massive support from business, communities, social groups and individuals since the start of this crisis and for this we are hugely thankful.

Speaking of the initiative, William O’Brien, Country Manager Ireland at RB, said; “We want to extend our warmest and heartfelt thanks to all of those who have been working extremely hard, for exceptionally long hours, under extremely challenging circumstances to protect the nation against this virus and save lives. We are delighted to provide extra support to the HSE at this time and hope that this will help the HSE in fighting the pandemic in Ireland.  I know everyone at RB feels privileged and indeed proud to work for a company that is playing its part, however small, in this fight.”

Echoing the donation made to the HSE, Dettol is calling on the Irish public to continue their efforts in the fight against Covid-19.

 

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Notes to editors:

This local initiative by Dettol joins the commitments made by holding company Reckitt Benckiser on 25th March to support the global fight against Covid-19 with its RB Fight for Access Fund. For more information on what Dettol is doing and for Reckitt Benckiser’s wider initiatives, head to www.rb.com

* According to Nielsen MAT value, February 2020, Total Disinfectants