Social Media

Connect with us!
Connect with PM on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Latest News / Bath & Kitchen / Water Quality

United Nations recognizes first World Toilet Day

American Standard’s Flush For Good campaign reports progress.

November 19, 2013
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Today marks the 12th annual World Toilet Day, a day meant to help raise awareness about a critical global health issue and to support the organizations working to create change. Nearly 40% of the world’s population (2.5 billion people), lacks access to safe sanitation. Every day, 2,000 children die from diseases caused by this lack of proper sanitation. 

This is the first year that November 19th was officially designated World Toilet Day by the United Nations

This is the first year that November 19th was officially designated World Toilet Day by the United Nations General Assembly.  American Standard is celebrating this recognition by serving as an official sponsor of the WASH United Celebrate the Toilet Campaign today, and by releasing a progress report on its Flush For Good campaign.

American Standard is also donating almost a half million life-improving SaTo sanitary toilet pans throughout Bangladesh, which are expected to improve the lives of 2.5 million residents of Bangladesh during 2013 and 2014 with the help of program partners BRAC, WaterAid and Save the Children. Including a new initiative underway for Sub-Saharan Africa, American Standard expects to provide sanitation solutions for a total of 5.5 million people by 2017.



Source: American Standard

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Plumbing & Mechanical. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.


Plumbing and Mechanical

March 2014

2014 March

In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Trade Associations

Are trade association memberships and participation beneficial to your company?
View Results Poll Archive

The Plumbing and Mechanical Store

2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Truck of the Month

Truck of the month

Are you proud of how your service truck looks? Do the graphics give people whiplash as they drive by? Have your calls increased because people remember your truck — and your company name? If so, we’d like to see it, too! Click here to find out how your service truck could be chosen as PM's Truck of the Month.



Connect to PM on Facebook Connect to PM on Twitter  Watch PM on YouTube    Connect to PM on Linked In