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Joins Hands with Local Non-Profits to Support Our Community

 

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 5 October 2020  RB Hong Kong is
always driven by its purpose to put people first so as to protect, heal and
nurture in a relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. As the Covid-19
health crisis continues in Hong Kong, RB has initiated the Community
Anti-Epidemic Support Programme (“the Program”). Subsequent to the first phase
of the Program of donating personal protective items to students in need or
from low-income families, RB will continue to partner with multiple local
non-profits in the second phase of Program to provide the highest-quality disinfection products to the elderly, in
support of our communities against the pandemic.

RB Hong Kong Donates Personal Protective Items to Elderly Centres & Nursing Homes

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The first phase of the Program as jointly
organised by RB and the Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and
Services has received overwhelming support from the community, and RB has
progressively donated Dettol and Aerogard personal protective items to
approximately 40,000 students in need or from low-income families at over 60
schools, so as to fully protect the health of students. In the second phase of
the Program, RB and its brand Dettol will work in conjunction with Po Leung
Kuk, the Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong and the Hong
Kong Women Development Association, to donate Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant
Liquid to over 30 elderly centres and nursing homes to relieve the elderly
service providers from the pressure of procuring sufficient supplies of
cleaning and disinfection products, and to strengthen the disinfection efforts
at the mentioned facilities with the aim to protect the health of both the
elderly and staff. It is expected to enhance the community’s personal protection practice
with direct support to nearly 7,000 beneficiaries.

 

Mr. Ho Hin Ming, Assistant Chief Executive
of Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong, remarked, “Despite
signs of the pandemic stabilising in Hong Kong, the importance of cleaning and
disinfection work is not to be reduced. In the unfortunate event of an outbreak
within a nursing home, it poses a great threat to both the organisation and the
residents, especially those suffering from chronic illnesses or other medical
conditions. In order to mitigate the risk of infection, every elderly centre
and nursing home has stepped up its efforts to clean and disinfect the
facilities under their management, causing a sharp spike in the demand of
related supplies. Hence, we wholeheartedly thank RB and its brand for their
warm support of elderly service providers in Hong Kong by providing the much
needed supplies to us in such times of hardship and adversity.”

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Mr. Tse Wing Hang, Social Service Director
of Hong Kong Women Development Association, said, “The pandemic poses great
stress to both the elderly and their caregivers, and for caregiving low-income
families, they are often faced with challenges in securing the sufficient
needed supplies. Hence, RB’s donations of disinfection products at this time
truly represent some warm support for the local communities, especially for
low-income elderly households.”

 

Mr. Cheung Fai, Assistant Principal Social
Services Secretary (Elderly Service) of Po Leung Kuk, added “We appreciate RB’s
commitment to its corporate social responsibility amidst the pandemic to offer
timely assistance for the underprivileged communities, donating to 12 elderly
hostels and 13 elderly activities centres of Po Leung Kuk, in support of our
work in making good use of social resources to provide diversified and
high-quality services for the elderly.”

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Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, General Manager Hong
Kong & Taiwan, Health, RB Hong Kong, added, “The overwhelming participation
and response of the Program’s first phase has added to our unwavering belief
that the equal enjoyment of the highest-quality hygiene, wellness and
nourishment is a right, not a privilege, for everyone. RB is committed to do the
right thing, always. And as we plan to expand the second phase of the Program
to include elderly centres and nursing homes, we hope to work hands in hands with all of our non-profit
partners in ensuring the health of our communities so as to break the chain of
infection and mitigate the risk of a community outbreak.

 

About RB

RB* is driven by
its purpose to protect, heal and nurture in a relentless pursuit of a cleaner,
healthier world. We fight to make access to the highest-quality hygiene,
wellness and nourishment a right, not a privilege, for everyone.

 

RB
is proud to have a stable of trusted household brands found in households in
more than 190 countries. These include Enfamil, Nutramigen, Nurofen, Strepsils,
Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Lysol, Dettol, Veet, Harpic,
Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Calgon, Woolite, Air Wick and more.  20 million RB products a day are bought by
consumers globally.

 

RB’s
passion to put consumers and people first, to seek out new opportunities, to
strive for excellence in all that we do, and to build shared success with all
our partners, while doing the right thing, always is what guides the work of
our 40,000+ diverse and talented colleagues worldwide.

 

For
more information visit www.rb.com

 

*RB
is the trading name of the Reckitt Benckiser group of companies

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