Raleigh International announces new partnership with RB

5th December 2017

Youth-led sustainable development charity Raleigh International is excited to announce a new partnership with RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser), the global leading consumer health and hygiene company.

RB has been seeking long-term overseas volunteering opportunities for the professional development of RB employees. Raleigh has a long and successful track record in taking corporate employees on to its development programmes, as either Volunteers or Volunteer Project Managers, and delivering leadership and soft skill outcomes for them.

RB will be running a global recruitment campaign in 2018 to select four special candidates who will take part in a Raleigh International Expedition in Tanzania and Nicaragua in the role of Volunteer Project Manager. Those selected could work on development projects ranging from providing communities and schools with safe water and raising awareness of sanitation and hygiene practices, to tackling deforestation and climate change.

Each Volunteer Project Manager will not only be responsible for the successful delivery of the project they are assigned to, they will also be responsible for looking after a team of young international volunteers in terms of health and safety, and crucially their development as youth leaders.

Through this experience RB employees will strengthen key soft skills and leadership qualities that can be applied back in their roles upon their return.

There is a strong fit between the purpose of both RB and Raleigh. RB is committed to improving the lives of those who work with them and to making a difference in communities around the globe, while Raleigh is exists to create lasting change in the disadvantaged communities where it works by empowering young people.

Sandra Hennessy, Charity Partnership Manager at RB said of the partnership:

Our shared purpose at RB is healthier lives, happier homes. We want to be respected for the positive impact we make around the world and our global volunteer programme, Give Time, together with our partnership with Raleigh International, will enable our employees to make an even greater difference in our communities by giving time and skills to causes that matter.

James Sutton, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Raleigh International was delighted to announce the new partnership, commenting:

“Companies like RB, who really believe in investing in their people while making a difference to communities around the world, are the ones leading the way in sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility. Partnerships like this, which allow companies to the chance to offer their employees unique personal development opportunities, such as volunteering, will enable RB to retain and develop their best talent, but also to attract it. Not only that, this programme will enable employees to gain a solid understanding of global issues that are important to businesses like RB”.

The first RB Volunteer Project Manager will depart for Tanzania on 15 June 2018.

About RB
RB is the global leading consumer health and hygiene company. Driven by a purpose of providing innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, RB has operations in over 60 countries. From the foundations of wellness and infant nutrition, to the fundamentals of a hygienic home, its global brands help people live healthier, happier lives.

RB has world leading Powerbrands which include household names such as Enfamil, Nutramigen, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Lysol, Dettol, Veet, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Calgon, Woolite and Air Wick.

RB’s unique culture is at the heart of its success. Its drive to achieve, passion to outperform and commitment to quality and scientific excellence is manifested in the work of over 40,000 employees worldwide. RB is proud to lead the Save a Child a Minute campaign, which aims to eliminate child deaths from diarrhoea, one of the world’s largest killers of children under five.