Strengthens commitment to improve sanitation and build healthier communities
PUNE: LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, has partnered with Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) to host Global Sanitation Economy Summit in Pune, India.
With a vision to provide safe sanitation to 100 mn people across the world by 2025; LIXIL along with TBC has committed to draw attention to people in rural and peri-urban areas which do not have safe or adequate sanitation- through a first-of-its-kind, four-day, multi-stakeholder Summit.
The Summit will bring together business, investment and sanitation leaders from around the world working at the forefront of the Sanitation Economy to showcase solutions and share best practice.
The Summit is also a platform for business, government and societal leaders to learn about Sanitation Economy solutions for their sector, citizens, and development agendas.
LIXIL is a key member of this unique business-led partnership through its social business – SATO, which offers a range of innovative and affordable toilet products designed for base-of-pyramid consumers in rural communities across the world.
Erin McCusker, Chief Strategy Officer of SATO, LIXIL has been appointed as Chairperson of the Toilet Board Coalition (Global), responsible for showcasing the vast potential of the Sanitation Economy for global economic growth and achieving universal access to improved safely-managed sanitation.
Speaking after her appointment as Chair, Erin said; “The Toilet Board Coalition is uniquely positioned to amplify the importance of sanitation and the private sector in achieving all of our global goals across multiple issues and sectors, well beyond SDG6. I am eager to build on the tremendous work of the past Chairs and the momentum in the sector by showcasing the value of the Sanitation Economy and the role of all actors through our projects, growing Accelerator cohort, and the Global Sanitation Economy Summit.”
On the occasion of World Toilet Day 2019, the Toilet Board Coalition also announced formation of its India chapter, named Toilet Board Coalition India Association to further underscore its commitment towards resolving India’s sanitation crisis.
Priyanka Tanwar, Head of Public Affairs, LIXIL Asia Pacific, has been appointed as the steering committee member and Director at the Board of the Coalition’s India Chapter.