American Standard Donates Hundreds of Thousands of Toilet Systems to Bangladesh

     American Standard Donates Hundreds of Thousands of Toilet Systems to

Celebrates the First World Toilet Day to Be Recognized by the United Nations

PR Newswire

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 12^th annual World
Toilet Day — and the first officially recognized by the United Nations —
American Standard celebrates the toilet with a progress report on its Flush
For Good campaign.


American Standard is donating almost a half million life-improving SaTo
sanitary toilet pans throughout Bangladesh.

The donations are expected to improve the lives of 2.5 million residents of
Bangladesh during 2013 and 2014. Installations underway will be complete by
the end of 2014. American Standard is executing the program with partners
BRAC, WaterAid and Save the Children.

Including a new initiative underway for Sub-Saharan Africa, American Standard
expects to provide sanitation solutions for a total of 5.5 million people by

The goal of World Toilet Day is to raise awareness about this critical global
health issue and to support the organizations working to create change. Nearly
40 percent of the world population ― that's 2.5 billion people ― lacks access
to safe sanitation. Every day, 2,000 children die from diseases caused by this
lack of proper sanitation.

This year marks the first time that November 19^th was officially designated
World Toilet Day by the United Nations General Assembly. American Standard is
celebrating this recognition by serving as an official sponsor of the WASH
United Celebrate the Toilet Campaign today.

The Flush For Good initiative provides a SaTo donation from American Standard
for each of its award-winning Champion toilets sold in the U.S. and Canada in
2013. The same advanced R&D expertise behind the Champion toilet's top
flushing performance enabled the development of SaTo and supports the current
work underway for a Sub-Saharan Africa solution.

For more information on Flush For Good, visit


American Standard Brands make life healthier, safer and more beautiful at
home, at work, in the community and throughout the world. Offering total
project solutions for residential and commercial customers around the world
with respected brands such as American Standard^®, Jado^®, Porcher^®, Safety
Tubs^®, Crane Plumbing^®, Eljer^®, Fiat^® and Decorative Panels
International^®. American Standard Brands is owned by Lixil Corporation (TSE
Code 5938), a global building products company. Learn more at, or follow us at,

SaTo^™ is a trademark of American Standard Brands.

About WASH United

WASH United is an award-winning international social impact organization
headquartered in Berlin (Germany). Combining the power of sports superstars,
interactive games, fun and positive communication, WASH United works to change
the attitudes of children and adults around sanitation and hygiene and
facilitate behaviour change at scale. WASH United currently operates in six
African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Tanzania and Uganda) and
in India. Learn more at

SOURCE American Standard Brands

Contact: Nora DePalma, O'Reilly DePalma for American Standard, (770) 772-4726,
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