Water and housing major Lixil released ‘Make a Splash!’ report in partnership with UNICEF on World Toilet Day. The company said that the report highlights joint efforts to end open defecation and provide access to clean and safe toilets in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.
“We believe ‘Make A Splash!’ partnership between Lixil and UNICEF is the right partnership at the right time to help tackle the issue of global sanitation and hygiene. We design products that matter to people, including the Sato’s range of affordable and innovative bathroom solutions that meet the needs of consumers in some of the most remote parts of the world,” said Jin Montesano, director, chief people officer at Lixil Group Corporation.
The partnership, Jin added, demonstrates how businesses such as Lixil in collaboration with UNICEF, governments, NGOs, and communities can support the development of sustainable sanitation markets. “We are proud to be entering the third year of the ‘Make A Splash!’ partnership, and in response to the Covid-19 emergency has expanded the scope to include activities in handwashing and sanitation.”
Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, deputy executive director for partnerships at UNICEF said, “This partnership is a good example of UNICEF’s vision for partnerships with business – it builds on respective strengths to deliver a shared ambition of transformational change for children. It is innovative in its approach in tackling the global sanitation crisis, delivers at scale while also producing business results in terms of corporate reputation, employee engagement and business performance. As we reimagine our world post-Covid, we will need to develop partnerships like these that are creative and innovative. Partnerships like ‘Make A Splash!’ that are based on a shared commitment and responsibility that aim to build a better world for every child, everywhere, will be critical, as no one entity can achieve these results alone.”