Uber has spearheaded the formation of a Transport Safety Alliance (TSA) in partnership with DBL Pharma, Zantrik, Dettol (Reckitt Benckiser) and Fresh Tissue.
The alliance will generate safety awareness amongst consumers, and equip drivers with necessary health and safety supplies to ensure safer rides, said a press release.As a part of the Alliance, Uber and its allies will distribute key safety supplies such as masks, soaps, tissues and sanitisers to its drivers from Zantrik-provided distribution points. Reckitt Benckiser will provide Dettol soap bars free of charge, and Fresh will contribute tissue paper boxes for distribution to drivers.
In April, DBL Pharma had sponsored all costs of a 3rd party led offline initiative, Project Crack Platoon, for free transportation of healthcare professionals using Uber driver partners, who were funded and provided full-bodied PPE. This time around, DBL will provide masks for Uber driver-partners.
Commenting on the formation of the TSA, Ratul Ghosh, Head of East India and Bangladesh, said, “In these challenging times, the one thing that hasn’t changed is Uber’s commitment towards the economy, safety of our communities, and to #MoveWhatMatters.
“We believe Dettol has a critical role to play in promoting hygiene and health in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and we are trying to take every measure to ensure that. We are thankful to all the partners and committed to ensure the objectives of this alliance are achieved.” said, Vishal Gupta, General Manager at Reckitt Benckiser (Bangladesh) Ltd.
Uber is committed to supporting its communities in these incredibly challenging times. Working collaboratively with other organizations increases the possibility of containing the spread of the virus and puts communities on the path to recovery.