FMCG giant Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is working with rideshare company Uber to provide Dettol hygiene kits to drivers and riders.
The free kits include Dettol Instant Hand Sanitizer and Dettol Disinfectant Wipes. Uber said that drivers and delivery partners were also briefed on hygiene practices from global health authorities on how to properly disinfect their vehicles and delivery bags.
The company is also providing Uber Eats delivery partners with Dettol Disinfectant Wipes and Dettol Instant Hand Sanitizer kits. Alternatively, partners can seek reimbursement for sanitisers.
Henry Turgoose, marketing director, RB Health AUS, said the company is thrilled to partner with the rideshare company.
“As government travel restrictions begin to ease, many Australians are assessing their transport options, considering hygiene practices while on the move. The Uber app plays an important role in helping get many of us from A to B, and we’re thrilled to help provide germ protection to both driver partners and riders who use the Uber app both now and beyond the restrictions,” Turgoose said.
The move is part of Uber’s A$50 million global commitment to ensure that customers have clean and hygienic rides.
“As cities begin to re-open and people turn to Uber to get around, we want to help people move with confidence. We’re thrilled to work with RB to ensure our partners have access to the sanitising products they need, at no cost to them. Our focus is helping make driver partners feel supported and that riders can have confidence that steps have been taken to help make their trip hygienically clean. This initiative comes at no extra cost for riders or driver partners,” Dom Taylor, general manager of Uber Australia, said.