RB and Save the Children

Communities

A global strategic partnership

Our partnership with Save the Children first launched in 2003, with a clear ambition.

Our ambition – remove diarrhoea as a top 5 cause of death among children under 5 by 2020.

Since 2003:

£33m raised

50% of this value raised by RB employees

1.75m children reached

In May 2016, we traveled to Shomulu in Nigeria and visited the RB funded programme with Save the Children. This specially created 360 3D film gives viewers the opportunity to ‘travel’ to Shomulu and experience ‘up close’ the work we are supporting to help stop children dying diarrhoea.

The 360° Partnership for Change - Nigeria

Save a Child a Minute – our stop diarrhoea signature programme

By harnessing RB’s entire business in programme support, innovation, research, brand initiatives and employee engagement, we have developed the Save a Child a Minute programme.

In this programme, RB and Save the Children have established signature programmes in India and Nigeria, so that we can lay the foundations for roll out of our model.

The challenge was to develop products with improve sanitation and health.

So we asked some of the world’s leading experts.

For the first time ever, RB has developed a multi-purpose soap that can be used by families for cleaning and washing hands, and a toilet powder to make the use of pit latrines more hygienic.

Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund

We are proud to be a key contributor and founding supporter of Save the Children’s Emergency Fund, enabling Save the Children to respond immediately to disasters around the world for the past ten years. 

In addition to our regular support of the Emergency Fund, we also provided a donation of £1 million to support the Syrian refugee crisis. Our support contributed to improvement in the health and hygiene of Syrian children and their families in host communities across Syria, Turkey and Lebanon.