Today is a very important day: World Water Day. The next 24 hours encourages people to learn, observe and discuss water related issues. Ultimately, to get people inspired to take action and make a difference. As we speak 783 million people do not have clean drinking water, almost 2.5 billion people don’t have access to adequate sanitation and almost 8 million people die a year from water related diseases.
While we we can’t solve all the world’s problems, we do want to help out as much as we can. Our humanitarian department works tirelessly in an effort to come up with products that will contribute to solving some of the world’s greatest problems. In November last year, we successfully secured a contract with leading charity Oxfam to supply Superstructures and Latrines for the next two years to countries affected by conflict such as South Sudan and Central African Republic.
Our CEO Chris Murphy explains why this is such an important move. And we are more than happy to see come to fruition:
“We see a major need, especially in Africa in terms of sanitation, which affects many aspects of people’s lives. That way we are able to address this pressing need. In the meanwhile focusing on designing and manufacturing adequate sanitation for developing countries. We are continuing to work hard on our new humanitarian solutions to help to tackle the sanitation crisis. That’s why we keep expanding our range – to suit different needs and requirements.”
Last week, a flatbed truck left our Bedford HQ with 48 Superstructures, 24 Raised Latrines and 48 Squatting Plates on their way to Oxfam. Currently being placed in the stock area of Oxfam, in preparation for an emergency. We will be keeping an eye on these and where they end up being used.
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To find out more about our Humanitarian products, visit our website or call us on 01234 272 445.