CSG helps to flush out poverty in developing countries

19 April 2024 by CSG

Waste management specialist CSG has helped to reduce poverty in developing countries by supporting the construction and maintenance of hundreds of new toilets.

CSG donates 50p to the charity Toilet Twinning for every household septic tank it empties across the country.

This year the business handed over £10,317.50 to Toilet Twinning, taking its total donation to £32,000 over the last three years.

Toilet Twinning provides toilets and clean water facilities to communities in developing countries.

Each new toilet costs around £60, meaning CSG has now twinned more than 500 in the towns and villages that need them most.

Jen Cartmell, treatment director at CSG, said: “We are delighted to be able to make this significant donation to Toilet Twinning and to hit the impressive landmark of twinning 500 toilets.

“As a business that specialises in waste management, supporting Toilet Twinning is a natural fit for us. All our colleagues and customers are proud to be playing their part in improving the lives of people around the world.

“We look forward to supporting Toilet Twinning in the year ahead.”

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 1.5 billion people still do not have basic sanitation services, such as private toilets or latrines – and every day hundreds of children under five die from diarrhoea linked to unsafe water, sanitation and poor hygiene.

According to the World Health Organisation, for every pound spent on water and sanitation, £5.50 is returned to the community through increased productivity and reduced health costs.

Sarah Adlard, of Toilet Twinning’s Partnerships Team, said: “We are very grateful to CSG for their continued support. A donation of £32,000 over three years is amazing and makes a real difference.

“People without proper toilets and clean water are more likely to become sick through sanitation-related diseases, which results in them being unable to work. Children also miss school through illness or because they are collecting water.

“Our projects enable families to build a toilet, have access to clean water and to learn about handwashing and other hygiene principles.”