Published in: 2019
Toilet Board Coalition, Geneva, Switzerland
Toilet Board Coalition
Leading businesses are engaged in efforts to reimagine sanitation systems as a net contributor of resources and data while addressing critical human rights. More importantly these leaders are driving their companies to go beyond risk and compliance to bring transformative positive change to millions of people affected by their business operations.
Global companies employ several millions of people. By proactively applying Sanitation Economy approaches companies have the potential to break down significant barriers to development and positively impact the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable. The public expects companies to be providing 100% access to sanitation if they are to be seen as leaders on issues of sustainability and purpose - with Sanitation Economy approaches the business case just got stronger for CEOs also facing resource constraints affecting business operations.
Our work estimates that the economics shift at a scale of just 1 million people. New business models are already lowering the costs of sanitation from $200 to $6 per person. Toilet Resources from 1 million people up-cycled into feedstock for water, energy, nutrients, chemicals or health information will further shift the value proposition to a positive net value of +$10 per person. Toilet Resources from 1 million people can produce 500,000 tonnes of new resources, data and insights.
Toilet Board Coalition (2019). Scaling up the sanitation economy 2020-2025. Toilet Board Coalition, Geneva, Switzerland
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