LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, and UNICEF, a leading children’s organisation, have announced the expansion of their ‘Make a Splash!’ partnership.

The expansion will reach children and families living in India, Indonesia, and Nigeria – three of the most populous countries – with access to safe, clean toilets and hygiene solutions.

As part of LIXIL’s brand portfolio, GROHE supported the “Make a Splash!” partnership with a dedicated campaign across 13 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa this summer.

With “Energy for Life”, the brand contributed 1£/€ for every eligible GROHE shower system or thermostat purchased. As a result, the sum of 1.2 million euros was collected, which is now being used to help ensure more children have access to clean, safe toilets and hand hygiene facilities. For example, part of the contribution will help provide children in Nigeria and Indonesia with safe sanitation measures in their environment at home and school.

“Far too many children and their families lack access to safe sanitation and hygiene. To close this gap and protect the health of children all over the world, we have to move faster,” said Carla Haddad Mardini, Director, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, UNICEF. “We need bold and innovative partnerships like ‘Make a Splash!’ to accelerate this progress, using our shared vision and respective strengths to achieve sustainable solutions. I’m proud that we are building on our success and expanding this partnership to reach more people.”

“LIXIL’s purpose is to make better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Through this partnership with UNICEF, we have witnessed our products and services support children and families accessing safer sanitation and hygiene,” said Jin Montesano, Director, Chief People Officer, LIXIL. “We are now excited to bring this innovative collaboration to many more people. We welcome partners to join us on the ground to drive our initiatives to make safe toilets and hand-washing accessible to all.”

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