Make a Splash Unicef

GROHE supports
Make A Splash!

Make A Splash!

In 2018, UNICEF and LIXIL created a bold, new partnership called "Make a Splash!" with the aim to tackle the sanitation and hygiene crisis and improve the living conditions of underserved communities. As part of LIXIL's brand portfolio, GROHE is supporting the partnership with the dedicated donation campaign "Energy for Life" to contribute to the mission of sanitation and hygiene for all.

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This is desperately needed

Going to the toilet, washing our hands — these are daily routines that we don't think much about. For most of us, sanitary facilities with clean water are a matter of course, but many across the globe are facing a different situation: Two billion people lack basic sanitation, 673 million practice open defecation regularly and 40% of the world's population do not have access to handwashing facilities and soap at home. As a result of unhygienic water and sanitation, 700 children under five die every day from diarrheal diseases. The lack of sanitation services also has a particular impact on women and girls who are exposed to the threat of violence and harassment, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the vast inequities in access to water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Make a difference for millions of people

A bold mission

Initially focusing on the three key countries Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania and on developing a sanitation economy, the partnership builds on LIXIL and UNICEF’s respective strengths to deliver on a shared ambition to tackle the global sanitation crisis. It’s UNICEF’s first global shared-value cooperation in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

SATO toilet

Featuring a counterweight trap door that helps preventunpleasant odors and insects, a SATO toilet consumes 80% less water to flush than a conventional toilet. SATO aims to be a self-sustaining social business by establishing a local Make, Sell, Use cycle in the community – creating jobs and allowing local manufacturers and stakeholders to continue the business independently to help communities continuously improve sanitation.

SATO tap

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LIXIL devised the SATO tap, an affordable and innovative handwashing station for low-income households that lack access to running water. The SATO tap consists of a plastic base with a soap holder and a nozzle that can be fitted with widely available plastic bottles. It can be operated with a simple nudge, ensuring minimal contact and releasing just enough water to practice safe hygiene.

GROHE supports

As part of LIXIL's brand portfolio, GROHE is launching its "Energy for Life" campaign, which will take place from May to August in 13 countries across EMENA to raise awareness and support partnership activities: GROHE will donate €1 for every participating GROHE shower system or thermostat purchased to help provide a child with access to a toilet at home a school with bars of soap.

Discover more about the showers enabling you to help and start your daily energy of life with GROHE shower systems now:

• Maximum showering pleasure

• Multiple spray types: relax, rinse - for an invigorating effect

• Easy new installation and retrofitting

• High-quality design and quality

• Feel-good comfort at the touch of a button

Donation Barometer

GROHE wants to be fully transparent about the initiatives we take to support Make a Splash! For this reason, UNICEF keeps track of how much money GROHE has already donated to Make a Splash via the barometer below. Besides keeping track of how much money GROHE has already donated and how many voluntary donations have already been made, this barometer also gives an indication of what UNICEF can do with the money. One does not preclude the other. The more money we raise, the more we can do for these vulnerable children. With €25,000, for example, we can make 1,250 children happy with a toilet at home. But with another €50,000, we can help provide toilets for 1,250 children AND deliver sanitation and hygiene education for 8,500 children.

Join the movement now!

Click on the button to go to the LIXIL website for more detailed information on Make a Splash!

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