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Global Handwashing Day

Tackling sanitation issues through innovation at Kohler Mira

  • Friday 18 October 2019

Innovation for Good (IfG) has been part of Kohler Co. since 2011, bringing associates together from across the globe to combine skills, passions and perspectives to give them a chance to develop innovative solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

One area of IfG gives associates the opportunity to pitch their solution to a Sustainable Development Goal to win funding to see if they can make their concept a reality.

The 2018 successful idea and team was from Kohler Mira, who aimed to provide a solution to Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, through an innovative handwashing solution. The team identified that changing handwashing behaviours and providing the equipment necessary to do so can prevent aspects of poor health, such as infections. As their idea was successfully pitched, the team were awarded funding to resource, research and develop their idea.

And because this week saw Global Handwashing Day, we are joining the IfG team in raising awareness of the importance of handwashing and supporting the team as they take the next steps in continuing to develop their solution. 

Read more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals: