By Carlo Galli
Head of Sustainability at Nestlé Waters
Jumping in the shower each morning, or taking a bath, is something many of us take for granted. After all, access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a basic human right.
But did you know that 61% of people worldwide lack access to safely managed sanitation, and 28% lack access to a safely managed water supply?* () Every year millions die from diseases caused by an inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Millions more people find that their life quality suffers, particularly kids. A 2018 UNICEF report found that 31% of schools lack access to clean drinking water, 34% lack decent toilets and 47% don’t have good hygiene facilities.
New , and the standard is central to our Caring for Water approach.
Why does the of the standard. The most significant change is a new fifth outcome: ‘Safe water, sanitation and hygiene for all’ (WASH), in line with . Nestlé backed this change – this week .