• Reckitt will become the official Hygiene Partner for COP26, as the UK puts the safety of delegates and the local community front and centre in planning.

  • Reckitt joins SSE, ScottishPower, NatWest Group, National Grid, Sky, Sainsbury’s and Hitachi as Principal Partners for UN climate change summit COP26 in Glasgow

  • Businesses playing a key role in climate action by setting science-based targets to reach net zero emissions

One of the world’s largest health, hygiene and nutrition companies, Reckitt, has been announced as a Principal Partner for COP26, as businesses continue to play a vital role ahead of the international climate change summit in Glasgow this November.

Reckitt is the maker of Dettol, which is one of the world’s most recognisable hygiene brands. They are already working with the Football Association and British Airways helping them provide enhanced hygiene protection.

For COP26, Reckitt will support the UK government in delivering a safe conference – providing advice and scientific expertise on hygiene protocols, and supplying Dettol products to help prevent spread of bacteria and viruses, including COVID, and deliver a safe conference.

Reckitt is the eighth Principal Partner who will support the delivery of a successful and ambitious COP26. The company joins SSE, ScottishPower, NatWest Group, National Grid, Sky, Sainsbury’s and Hitachi.

Through these partnerships, the COP26 Presidency is showing a clear commitment to working with businesses who are taking real steps towards net zero.

Reckitt is already committed to science-based targets to meet the Paris Climate Agreement by 2030; be carbon neutral by 2040; and power their all operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

COP26 President Alok Sharma said:

Businesses have a key role to play in helping us build back greener and Reckitt has shown strong leadership by making a clear commitment to combating climate change through science-based measures.

Good hygiene practices are the foundation of health and I am delighted to welcome Reckitt as Hygiene Partner for COP26. I look forward to working together to ensure a successful and safe COP26 in Glasgow later this year.

Laxman Narasimhan, CEO, Reckitt said:

We’re delighted to be the Hygiene Partner for COP26 and provide our expertise at this pivotal moment in our collective fight against climate change. Throughout our 200-year heritage, we have used our scientific expertise to advance public health, including the innovation of Dettol in Hull in the 1930s to tackle the scourge of sepsis.

Today we have reinforced our commitments to combat climate change in our ‘For A Cleaner, Healthier World’ roadmap. Climate change, planetary health and public health are intrinsically linked. As the world convenes to take collective action in November, we look forward to playing our part in a successful, historic and safe summit.

Notes to editors

For press queries contact COP26media@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

  • Principal Partners are the top tier of sponsorship for COP26.
  • We will release information on the details of sponsorship agreements after the event.
  • We are ensuring that COP26 provides value for money for the taxpayer.
  • All sponsors have committed to the Science-Based Targets initiative, this requires them to set ambitious targets for emissions reductions, including having a credible action plan. All in line with what the latest climate science says is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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