Waste company’s charitable commitment to Toilet Twinning

03 November 2021 by CSG

family in DRC toilet twinning

One of the UK’s leading industrial and domestic waste management companies has pledged its commitment to a charity aiming to flush away the world’s toilet troubles.

CSG is proud to announce its support for Toilet Twinning, which helps provide safe toilets, clean water and handwashing stations in vulnerable communities overseas.

As part of the new partnership, CSG has committed to donating 50p to the charity for every household septic tank that the company empties.

Based on last year’s performance CSG is making a donation of £11,000 to Toilet Twinning this year.

Jen Cartmell, treatment director for CSG, said: “This felt like a very natural partnership for the business. Toilet Twinning’s commitment of empowering communities and installing long-term solutions matched our own ethos for sustainable waste and resource management here in the UK.

“Safe sanitation and waste disposal is something we take for granted. Even if homes don’t have mains drainage, a septic tank will safely store wastewater until companies, like ourselves, empty them.

“However, for many people this is not the case, and we want to help raise awareness of this basic human right and the sanitation crisis.”

Based on current estimates, CSG is anticipating donating a further £11,500 to the charity next year.

Lorraine Kingsley, CEO of Toilet Twinning, explained that a key focus for the charity is teaching communities the importance of good hygiene and sanitation, and involving community members in building toilets and installing water systems, to ensure their sustainability.

She added: “More than 1.7 billion, or one in four, people do not have somewhere safe and hygienic to go to the toilet and over 700 children under five die from diarrhoea linked to unsafe water, sanitation and poor hygiene every day.

“We are focused on reducing these alarming figures and the support of large companies, like CSG, helps make this a reality. 

“CSG’s generous £11,000 donation will go direct to our projects in Democratic Republic of Congo. It was an amazing surprise which will help make a real difference in one of our priority regions.”

CSG, which operates from 27 sites across the UK, is one of the largest privately-owned industrial and domestic environmental waste management groups in Britain. CSG employs over 550 people nationally, supporting a national network of waste treatment and recovery service centres.

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