Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Innovative sanitation and hygiene products are now available in the Philippines from the award-winning social enterprise SATO

“The launch in the Philippines is a proud moment for SATO and LIXIL as we serve more consumers and institutions and expand our reach and impact into a new region. SATO solutions are already making a difference in the life of millions across the world as the brand works with partners who believe in our mission of sustainable and safely managed sanitation and hygiene.” ~Suguru Sakata, Leader, Asia, SATO

SATO, the social business part of the LIXIL Group, has just launched in the Philippines, bringing its innovative, aspirational and affordable sanitation and hygiene products to consumers and institutions in rural and peri-urban areas who need off-grid solutions. On May 17, 2023 at Okada Manila, SATO introduced its product line to decision makers, business leaders, and potential partners in the country. 

The launch is in line with SATO's mission to inspire people to live a better life, every day, and enjoy a brighter future through innovative sanitation and hygiene solutions, which also happens to be the brand's 10th anniversary. The launch in Southeast Asia is a further step in LIXIL's mission to enhance 100 million lives by 2025. 

Mr. Suguru Sakata, Leader Asia

Mr. Herbert Lapuente, Business Development Leader, Philippines

Around 7 million Filipinos still use open defecation or outdated toilets, therefore SATO's sanitation and hygiene solutions provide a useful and economical option. In addition, the WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) estimates that more than 20 million individuals lack basic hand washing facilities at home.

Ms. Erin McCusker, Senior Vice President Lixil and Leader, SATO

The country's efforts to achieve Zero Open Defecation (ZOD) status and establish universal access to safe and sufficient sanitary facilities by 2028 will be greatly assisted by the new line of products.
The SATO series is produced in the Philippines by Manly Plastics, the largest supplier of end-to-end plastic solutions and a company that has been active there for more than 59 years.

It is reliable, economical, water-saving, and easily accessible. Manly is a reputable and trusted brand with capabilities ranging from mold engineering to fabrication, mass production, and more. Manly has cooperated with businesses across the globe to produce and supply plastic components and products.

“Simple solutions can create a large impact. We are thankful to LIXIL for bringing SATO Toilet; this is a much needed hygiene solution for the country, and at the same time, it will help the economy by choosing to manufacture locally, creating jobs for our citizens. We are committed to helping LIXIL make SATO toilet solutions a success in the Philippines. SATO is a great example and that’s why we are proud to add this innovative and affordable range of sanitation and hygiene solutions to Manly’s portfolio of offerings to its many customers.” ~Jonathan Co, Manly Plastics Manufacturing Sales & Marketing

Mr. Jonathan Co, Manly Plastics Manufacturing Sales & Marketing

The SATO pan, stool, I-trap, and a hand washing station called the SATO Tap that enables handwashing with as little as 100 cc of water are just a few of the toilet solutions that Manly will produce for SATO. The SATO-developed trap door technology is used in the toilet solutions to minimize odor, keep insects at bayand conserve water, providing freshness, comfort, and safety to homes and establishments without access to running water and sewage systems. Customers who want to build their first toilet or upgrade an existing one can utilize the goods in
off-set settings or direct pits.



About SATO  
We are SATO, part of LIXIL, an award-winning social business that has positively impacted the lives of more than 35 million people across 44 countries. Our purpose is to empower people everywhere to live a better life, every day, and to enjoy a brighter future through innovative sanitation and hygiene solutions. We do this by designing affordable, sustainable, and accessible products based on the specific wants and needs of our customers. We are proud of our impact and aim, with LIXIL, to improve 100 million lives by 2025 through sanitation and hygiene.

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