make a splash!

A first-of-its-kind, shared-value partnership

In 2018, LIXIL and UNICEF launched  ‘Make a Splash!’ It is UNICEF’s first global shared-value partnership in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Both partners bring value and co-create activities, combining UNICEF’s WASH sector leadership with LIXIL’s global expertise in design and innovation. As UNICEF seeks to improve demand for – and strengthen systems to support -universal access to safely managed sanitation and basic hyiene services, we are working to expand sustainable supply chains and the availability of our safe, affordable, and aspirational products so communities and households can improve and sustain their own sanitation solutions. 

The partnership started in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, and in the first three years impacted 2.9 million people who gained access to sanitation and hygiene. It has since expanded to India, Indonesia, and Nigeria. This expansion will ensure more children, their families, and communities can access our affordable, durable, and award-winning toilet and handwashing solutions.

Contributing to UN SDG 6

The ‘Make a Splash!’ partnership demonstrates how businesses, together with UNICEF, governments, non-governmental organisations, and communities can help develop sustainable sanitation markets and affordable toilets and hygiene solutions for everyone. Working together is the best way to accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) to ensure safe sanitation for all by 2030.  The expanded ‘Make a Splash!’ partnership aims to impact an additional 5.8 million people by the end of 2023.


Read more: Download the “Make A Splash!’ Partnership Progress Report (2022) here and our Partnership Overview here.


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We are SATO, part of LIXIL. As an award-winning social business, we have positively impacted the lives of more than 35 million people across 44 countries. SATO is delivering on the overall goal LIXIL has set of reaching 100 million people by 2025 with basic sanitation and hygiene solutions.


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