About Banega Swachh India

Clean India Mission

RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) has a vision of a world, where people live healthier and live better. Our Power Brands - Dettol and Harpic, have stood for hygiene and sanitation over the years and have been ranked amongst the most trusted brands in the country.

In the last decade, we have reached out to millions of children and mothers to raise awareness around hygiene and sanitation. However, in a country where 53% of the population does not have access to a toilet, and over 120 thousand children under the age of 5, annually, die from Diarrhoea, there is an increased need in the intensity of our initiatives.

“Dettol Banega Swachh India” is a 5-year ambitious program to address the rising need of hygiene and sanitation in India. We have made a commitment to invest a sum of INR 100 cr. towards this initiative, which will aim to:

  • Drive behaviour change towards hand hygiene, through numerous awareness initiatives such as the School Hand Wash Program and Young Mother’s Program
  • Improve sanitation facilities by working with NGO partners to identify areas across the country, to support the development and maintenance of cleaner toilets

The core pillars of the Dettol Banega Swachh India program are:

Drive Habit Change and Attitude towards Hand Hygiene
Through insightful communication, we will drive behavioural change towards hygiene and sanitation. We will collaborate with noted experts like Prasoon Joshi from McCann World Group to develop communication modules, which will aim to drive everyone to adopt healthy hygiene practices.

Ensure Mass Reach
For a Swachh India, the message of hygiene and sanitation must reach millions across the country. Thus, RB and its partners such as NDTV and Facebook, along with our campaign ambassador, Amitabh Bachchan, will leverage our collective reach and credibility to achieve this.

Best-in-Class On-ground Execution
RB will collaborate with its NGO partners such as Water Aid, and CAF India, who bring the right expertise and insights for the successful implementation and maintenance of sanitation infrastructure in the program.

Expertise in Hygiene-related Products
RB has longstanding expertise in developing health and hygiene products through its Power Brands such as Dettol, Harpic. RB will leverage this expertise in Hygiene, to create innovative product solutions in shaping the hygiene habits of consumers across the country.

For more information about the Dettol Banega Swachh India program, please visit http://swachhindia.ndtv.com/