Improving lives together
We want to create more partnerships with other like-minded corporate partners – from local manufacturers and distributors to large, multi-national consumer brands – to bring our award-winning solutions to communities that lack basic levels of sanitation and hygiene. Get in touch today to explore how, together, we can make a better life, every day for those who use our products.
Why partner with us?
Impact opportunities abound
Whether you are a local manufacturer, distributor, or retailer, our overarching ambition – to make a better life, every day, for millions of people around the world – means your own impact goals are within reach when you choose to partner with SATO. Opportunities abound for partners to work with us to achieve their own corporate social responsibility goals and to play a role in tackling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Together, we can build a prosperous partnership that delivers genuine social impact.
We design our products with careful attention to the specific needs of our consumers. All products are tested for durability, save consumers water, and are easy to use. Their impact has been recognised internationally. We are proud to have received the Red Dot Award and the Deputy Chief’s Award from the Japan SDG Awards for our SATO Toilet solutions. Our unique handwashing solution, the SATO Tap, was recognised by TIME as a Best Invention of 2020, and honoured as a finalist at Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards in 2021.
Global reach with local capacity
We are proud to have made a difference in the lives of more than 35 million people across 44 countries to date, and want to accelerate this impact. With capacity, knowledge, and insights from our local teams on the ground, we are well placed to help tackle the real-life, everyday challenges that are facing communities in emerging economies.
Around the world, we are delighted to form a wide range of partnerships from local corporate manufacturers and distributors to governments and non-government organisations. We would love for you to work with us so, together, we can bring our products to more people to create a better life, every day.
Corporate partnership FAQs
How large is the basic sanitation market? How much is the market worth?
2 billion people lack access to basic sanitation facilities (JMP for 2017, washdata.org), particularly in rural communities and in the regions of central and southern Asia (e.g., India) and in sub-Saharan Africa.
Which countries are SATO’s main markets? Are you focused on growing in specific countries?
- SATO is focused on South and SE Asia, as well as sub-Saharan Africa, based on the need for increased access to basic sanitation in these regions.
- Bangladesh is SATO’s first and largest market, accounting for nearly 50% of all volume sales. Africa, as a region, is our next largest market (notably Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia), followed by India.
- For the near-term, we expect growth in SE Asia, where we have initiated pilots in the Philippines and Indonesia, and in adjacent markets to Bangladesh.
- Sustainable growth for SATO is expected in two ways: 1) Offering an expanded range of our products in our existing core markets, particularly in Bangladesh (expanding from one product to multiple), and in Africa. 2) Leveraging our current manufacturing partners to serve a greater footprint in each region (particularly Africa) and to export to new markets.
Where do you manufacture SATO products? How many manufacturers do work with?
Since 2019, SATO partners with manufacturers in each of these five core markets under a license model: Bangladesh, East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda), and West Africa (Nigeria). In India, we have two contract manufacturing partnerships to serve the region
Contact us by phone, email, or the form opposite
If you are based in India, please call us toll-free, Monday to Friday between 9am-6pm, on +1800 202 1626
If you are based in Africa, please call us toll-free, Monday to Friday between 9am-6pm or Saturday between 9am-1pm, on +254 800 722 233
Contact us by email: SATO@LIXIL.com
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