On 14 May, Dettol pledged its support to the HSE in the fight against Covid-19 with a donation of 40,000 Dettol antibacterial products to hospitals and health service facilities countrywide over the next 12 weeks. Will O'Brien, country manager Ireland for Reckitt Benckiser (RB), tells Maev Martin why this donation is so important to the Dettol brand and to the RB team in Ireland
RB has been working closely with the HSE over the last number of weeks to assess how the company could be of assistance to the health service during this pandemic. “A donation of our product was a solution that we all agreed would satisfy their greatest need and be a significant help to them and that is what we are delivering on,” says O’Brien.
“We want to play our part in keeping these environments hygienically clean and we want to extend our warmest and heartfelt thanks to all of those who have been working hard, for long hours, under extremely challenging circumstances to protect the nation against this virus and save lives. We are delighted to give extra support to the HSE at this time and we really hope that this will help them fight the pandemic in Ireland.”