Nearly one-third of children around the world face a reality without school toilets, impacting health, school performance, and equality – ultimately influencing quality education.
In response, the Toilet Board Coalition’s leading corporate Members, Unilever, Kimberly-Clark and LIXIL championed research to frame the case for greater private sector engagement in addressing the 539 million children deserving of accessible sanitation services at their schools.
The private sector should invest in school sanitation because there is a real need. Yet, for it to be sustainable in the long run, there has to be a return. Hence, the report gives initial framing to how businesses can consider this return – outlining the untapped opportunity to accelerate business solutions to the sanitation crisis. The report includes working examples as well as the Sanitation Economy market potential in the Philippines, Nigeria and Mexico.
School sanitation is an investment in the customers of tomorrow and a vital piece to accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 6.2.