How we’re making an impact—together.
The global water and sanitation crisis.
Typically, we don’t think twice about our daily flush, but that’s not the case for everyone. Did you know that 4.5 billion people—roughly 60% of the world’s population—don’t have access to a safely functioning toilet at home? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this lack of proper sanitation facilities poses serious health and environmental risks to communities around the world.
A 2023 study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) found that women and girls are disproportionally affected by the water and sanitation crisis. Women and girls are typically responsible for fetching water, leading to exposure to unsafe conditions caused by lack of proper sanitation facilities. They are also more likely to feel unsafe using a toilet outside of the home and disproportionately feel the impact of lack of hygiene.
Enter World Toilet Organization.
World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non-profit that’s dedicated to improving toilet and sanitation conditions around the world. Through education, advocacy, and building local marketplace opportunities, WTO empowers individuals and organizations to advocate for cleaner and safer sanitation facilities in their communities.
In 2001, WTO established the World Toilet Summit to provide an international platform for toilet associations, governments, academic institutions, foundations, UN agencies, and corporate stakeholders. The summit was designed to exchange knowledge and leverage media and corporate support to promote clean sanitation and improved public health policies. Through increased attention and education regarding the global sanitation crisis, WTO has been successful in creating a movement that calls for toilet education and the building of sanitation facilities across the globe.
Supporting WTO through 1% for the Planet.
Brondell is proud to support WTO through our product partnership with 1% for the Planet. When you shop our a 1% for the Planet partnership bidet attachment selection, you’re not just upgrading to a cleaner and more sustainable bathroom experience. You’re helping us support environmental causes, like WTO, working to make a difference.
Additionally, we support WTO through various marketing and social media campaigns designed to bring awareness to their organization and missions, as well as the World Toilet Summit.
How you can get involved.
The global water and sanitation crisis is an issue that we should all care about. Together, we can make a splash and help ensure that communities across the globe are cleaner and safer. There are a variety of ways to help support the movement for improved water and sanitation facilities.
Visit World Toilet Organization’s website to make a donation to their cause. They offer a variety of ways to donate, and your dollars will go directly to advocating for cleaner sanitation facilities worldwide.
Everyone has 1% to give—v isit 1% for the Planet to donate to organizations like WTO who are advocating for communities around the world.
Follow Brondell, World Toilet Organization, and 1 Percent for the Planet on Instagram to stay in the know about various advocacy programs and opportunities. Sharing these posts is an easy way to help us spread the word about the importance of better sanitation for all!