Social impact investment

Our products provide innovative health and hygiene solutions for our consumers and, as a purpose-led company, we recognise the role we must play in making a positive impact and transforming the health and lives of communities around the world. Our social impact investment strategy focuses on three areas that have a direct connection with our business; sexual health and rights, malnutrition and stunting and health and hygiene.

Our focus areas

Positively impact the health and lives of the vulnerable with a focus on children and youth in three broad areas that have a direct connection to our business and where we identify the greatest unmet needs. 

As a purpose-led company, we recognise the role we must play in making a positive impact. What’s more, we are results-driven and outcomes-focused – which means that we run our social investment like any other part of the business – with a focus on delivering results.

By 2025, we pledge to:

Our ambition

RB has a responsibility to leverage our scale and expertise to deliver health and hygiene information that improves lives and communities around the world. By bringing together the purpose-lead work of Dettol, Lysol, Harpic, Mortein and Durex, and collaborating with key stakeholders, we can make a real difference to millions of individuals.

Since 2013, RB has strived to reach 400 million people through brand programmes and educational campaigns. This target was achieved in 2017 and we are now aiming even higher with our ambition to impact the greatest possible number of people with health and hygiene messaging.

Our progress:

568 MILLION REACHED WITH HEALTH AND HYGIENE MESSAGING SINCE 2013

147 MILLION REACHED THROUGH HYGIENE EDUCATION & SANITATION PROGRAMMES

386 MILLION REACHED WITH SEXUAL HEALTH MESSAGING

34 MILLION REACHED WITH MOSQUITO-BORNE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

Social impact investment 2017 highlights

  • £10.5m social impact investment – up 22% on 2016

  • An additional £2.9m leveraged from employee fundraising

  • Contributed over 20,000 hours volunteering through RB’s Give time programme

Read our full 2017 Social Investment report