World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the conditions of toilets and sanitation worldwide.
Triggered by former Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong’s comment that our graciousness should be measured by the state of our public toilet, Jack Sim founded the Restroom Association of Singapore in 1999. Seeing that there were many other toilet associations around the world without central leadership, he created World Toilet Organization as the 1st ‘Made-in-Singapore’ global non-governmental organization with 15 members. Today, we have 235 members in 56 countries.
We understand that it is not just about providing access to adequate, clean sanitation – it’s also about giving people back their dignity, providing comfort, improving lives and offering empowerment so that they can strive for brighter future.
We are one of the few organisations whose sole focus is on toilets. Unfortunately, unlike water, toilets do not get the same attention and resources needed – but hey, luckily our team likes nothing better than challenges. We believe that through education, training and creating a sanitation marketplace, we can provide business opportunities, sanitation and clean toilets for all.
In 2001, World Toilet Organization was established to provide a global network and service platform for those in the toilet and sanitation sector to enable them to come together to share ideas and learn from each other.
Today, World Toilet Organization is well known all over the world and making Singapore popular in the social and humanitarian sector with endorsements Clinton Global Initiatives, World Economic Forum, Schwab Foundation, Ashoka, and numerous platforms.
From these collaborations, best practices and education programs were developed – all with the aim of improving sanitation for those in need and influencing governments into taking responsibility and action for their vulnerable community members.
For more information, visit www.worldtoilet.org