Driver partners are providing essential services around the world. Even though they have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, many drivers are at the frontlines, moving what matters.

To help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to set the highest safety standards in these challenging times, 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.

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 PPE. This time around, DBL will provide masks for Uber driver-partners.

Talking about the partnership, Vishal Gupta, General Manager at Reckitt Benckiser (Bangladesh) Ltd., said, “We believe Dettol has a critical role to play in promoting hygiene and health in the fight against the current 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.” 

“DBL Pharmaceuticals is committed to ensuring safe and reliable access to healthcare. In these challenging times, we believe it is important to join forces to support the communities at large. We are happy to partner with Uber in a collective fight against the coronavirus.”, said M Nakibur Rahman, Executive Director, DBL Pharmaceuticals Limited.

“Zantrik is working towards developing a transparent vehicle maintenance ecosystem, and working with Uber is helping us achieve our mission. We thank Uber for giving us the opportunity to work together, and we hope to continue working together in the future as well.” said Muhtasim Mahdi All Farooque, Founder & CEO, Zantrik Limited.

“Maintaining personal hygiene and ensuring safety of others will be the most important duty for all of us after the lockdown. Fresh tissue will be playing an important role in this post COVID-19 era. We are very proud to be a part of this Transport Safety Alliance and we wish the alliance a grand success.”, said Tanzima Mostafa, Director, Meghna Group of Industries (MGI)

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.