Many of us take toilets for granted, but one in three people—an estimated 2.3 billion people—do not have access to a clean, safe toilet. More people have access to a mobile phone.
Kimberly-Clark is working to address this challenge and is helping to improve the lives of millions of people in need through the Toilets Change Lives program. It’s a collaboration with leading NGOs such as UNICEF, Water For People, and WaterAid, as well as major retailers. Through Toilets Change Lives, we are investing in programs that build, repair, and maintain toilet infrastructure, and that teach people and communities safe hygiene practices.
“We believe access to sanitation is essential for a better life,” said Jenny Lewis, Vice President of Kimberly-Clark Foundation. “We created the Toilets Change Lives program to address this belief and to help solve this critical global challenge that is closely connected to Kimberly-Clark’s business and brands.”
To date, these efforts have directly helped more than 900,000 people in need in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Toilets Change Lives has also provided business benefits through incremental net sales and brand equity.
“We know that access to sanitation isn’t just about hygiene and health,” said Lisa Morden, Vice President Safety and Sustainability at Kimberly-Clark. “It’s about ensuring people’s safety and dignity—and helping improve lives. We’re proud to make universal access to sanitation part of our business.”
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