Founded in 2001, World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non- profit organization committed to Improving sanitation conditions for people globally through powerful advocacy, inventive technology, education and building marketplace opportunities locally. Their mission is improving sanitation conditions for people globally through powerful advocacy, inventive technology, education and building marketplace opportunities locally.
Starting with 15 members our membership has consistently grown and to date we have over 235 organisations operating in 58 countries.
In 2001 WTO declared 19th November World Toilet Day. Today it is celebrated in over 19 countries with over 51 events being hosted by various water and sanitation advocates.
In 2001, WTO established the World Toilet Summit (WTS). WTS provides a platform for those in the sanitation sector to connect, share, learn and collaborate on market based solutions, design and distribution models that make sanitation solutions affordable and desirable to the poor.
In 2005, WTO established World Toilet College (WTC). The first and only toilet college, WTC is an independent body that ensures best practices and standards in toilet design, cleanliness and sanitation technologies are adopted through training and education.
Our Sanishop (Cambodia) is a sanitation market based concept that offers free training and support. Our distribution model makes sanitation affordable to all as well as providing business opportunities for local entrepreneurs, and local suppliers. Since starting in 2010 there have been approx. 2500 toilets sold and delivered.
In 2006, WTO embarked on a two year project in Indonesia. We provided sanitation education and constructed 13 ecologically safe community toilet facilities in tsunami affected regions, Banda Aceh and Meulaboh.
In 2006, Lein Aid funded the “Happy Eco-School in Tianzhen County, Shanxi Province of China. The project focus was to improve school sanitation by constructing and upgrading existing toilet facilities, improving school hygiene, creating an efficient heating system and forming a school sanitation committee.