*2.4 times higher total investment than the average of businesses that monitor social impact through the Business for Social Impact (B4SI) framework
**Our inform metric contributes to meeting our engage sustainability ambitions*
USING INNOVATIVE MICROFINANCE TO EMPOWER WOMEN IN INDIA, INDONESIA AND KENYA TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Reckitt and Water.org are working together to close the gap in access to safe water and sanitation. We have developed accessible loans, which women use to finance their own toilets, sinks, and wells, whilst benefiting from affordable rates and longer repayment periods. Access to these crucial facilities unlocks opportunities for furthering education and enhances employability prospects. This year, we impacted over 560,000 people.
Scaling access to hygiene education in schools internationally to drive lasting behaviour change
The Hygiene Quest is a comprehensive hygiene curriculum, designed by experts to be interactive and engaging for children, with innovative behaviour change approaches including gamification and motivating reward systems. We’re already active in three countries, and expanding to at least another two in 2022.
Bridging gaps in access to maternal and child care in Mexico, the Philippines and Thailand
In summer 2020, we partnered with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to transform the lives of women and girls by improving access to life-saving maternal and newborn health services, and family planning. The programme saw 17,614 Pregnant women and adolescent girls with better access to services, 665 Local health care workers trained with new skills and 81% Mothers reporting a significant change in their lives.
Empowering young women and girls in South Africa with improved access to sexual health services
Durex (RED) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation each pledged $5 million to The Global Fund in 2018, to support the ‘Keeping Girls in School’ programme. This aims to reduce new HIV infections and teenage pregnancies, by improving access to reproductive health services and education. After three years of operation, we have achieved significant impact and and provided vital education and services.
Helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters
In February 2021 Reckitt began a new strategic partnership with the British Red Cross and their Disaster Relief Alliance (DRA). Our pledged support included a £250,000 grant, product donation to assist in emergency preparedness, and time through employee volunteering.