RB (formerly called Reckitt Benckiser) is the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company. The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK, Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries. The company employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide and generated revenues of GBP 11.5 billion in 2017. With a purpose of delivering innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, RB is in the top 20 of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. Its health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by 19 global Powerbrands including Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Lysol, Clearasil, Veet, Finish, Air Wick, French’s, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Dettol, Harpic, Bang, Woolite, Mortein, Vanish and Calgon.
In their annual Sustainability Reports, RB made a commitment of helping over 400 million improve their health and hygiene by 2020 and has prioritised the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on eliminating hunger, improving health and well-being, promoting gender equality, and expanding clean water and sanitation.
RB committed USD 1.4 million (matched by the Gavi Matching Fund) to directly fund the introduction and scale-up of the rotavirus vaccination programme in Pakistan. The vaccine protects against rotavirus disease, the leading cause of deadly diarrhoea in children around the world. Globally, the partnership will contribute to Gavi’s immunisation coverage and equity goals and RB’s target of removing diarrhoea as a top-5 cause of infant mortality by 2020.
For more information about RB, please visit www.rb.com.
Contributions and pledges in total:
Note: Proceeds are funds made available to Gavi from donor contributions and commitments, either through cash payments made to Gavi, through frontloading via the capital markets of a future donor commitment to IFFIm, or through AMC funds released to Gavi via the World Bank. IFFIm proceeds are allocated over five-year periods coinciding with Gavi’s strategic periods. Proceeds for the current and future strategic periods are indicative until the end of each period and could be revised following changes in market conditions (interest rates or foreign exchange rates), the signing of new pledge(s) and/or changes in IFFIm’s disbursement profile.
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Direct Contributions (including Matching Fund)
Received contributions: non-US$ contributions for 2000-2019 and Q1-Q3 2020 are expressed in US$ equivalents using the exchange rates on the dates of receipt. For 2014-2019 and Q1-Q3 2020 where contributions were hedged to mitigate currency risk exposure, these have been expressed using the rates applicable to the hedge agreement.
Future contributions (for pledges made prior to the 4 June 2020 replenishment conference): non-US$ Direct Contribution and Matching Fund pledges for Q4-2020.
Future contributions (for pledges at the 4 June 2020 replenishment conference): non-US$ Direct Contribution and Matching Fund pledges for Q4-2020 and years
Future contributions: non-US$ contributions for Q4-2020 and for years 2021 and beyond are expressed in US$ equivalents as follows:
Where the contribution agreement has been signed: contributions are expressed in US$ equivalents using the exchange rates at the time of signing the respective donor grant agreements
Where the contribution agreement has not yet been signed: contributions are expressed in US$ equivalents using the applicable spot rates from Bloomberg as at 30 September 2020
Due to IFFIm’s nature as a frontloading vehicle, yearly contributions paid into IFFIm can differ significantly from yearly proceeds transferred to Gavi.
While IFFIm grants are irrevocable and legally binding, they are subject to a Grant Payment Condition that can potentially reduce the amount due in the event that a programme country is in protracted arrears with the International Monetary Fund. As of 30 September 2020, IFFIm donor grant payments are reduced by 0.5%, however such reductions are not reflected in future contributions figures.