why sato

Boy with SATO Tap

affordable, sustainable, and accessible product solutions

We want to empower people everywhere to live a better life, every day, and to enjoy a brighter future. We do this by applying customer understanding to our design and engineering expertise to create solutions that solve the real problems that face emerging economies – from water scarcity affecting handwashing to unhygienic, unpleasant sanitation experiences.

Designed with careful attention to the specific needs of our consumers, we offer a range of aspirational, affordable, and award-winning products. This ranges from toilet pans and connection systems to unique portable taps for communities that lack access to running water.

An award-winning social business

We are proud that our products lines have been recognised through several prestigious, international awards. This includes the Red Dot Design Award and the Deputy-Chief’s Award from the Japan SDG Awards for our SATO Toilet solutions, while our unique handwashing solution, the SATO Tap, was recognised by TIME as Best Inventions of 2020 and honoured as finalists at Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards 2021.

Now, as we look ahead, we are scaling up to offer our products to more communities around the world. SATO can deliver on the overall goal LIXIL has set of reaching 100 million people by 2025 with basic sanitation and hygiene solutions.

partner with us

Together with our partners we can bring our products to more people to create a better life,every day.

partner with us

Together with our partners we can bring our products to more people to create a better life,every day.

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