United for Safe Water.

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To survive and thrive, the world needs clean safe water. According to National Geographic, there is the same amount of freshwater on earth as there always has been, but population explosion and extreme weather brought on by climate change, have caused a severe water crisis. According to the UN, in just two years, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water scarcity. This puts pressure on people’s lives and livelihood and has an exponentially negative impact on women and girls.

Water is at the heart of Kohler. That’s why we have been taking action to conserve this natural resourceenable our customers to do the same, and make safe water and sanitation a reality.

Our flagship initiative, Safe Water for All, leverages Kohler’s design and engineering expertise and the passion and talent of our associates to enable conscious efforts toward sustainable living. We focus on collaborating and developing solutions for communities experiencing water scarcity, innovating water saving products, strengthening watersheds where we operate, and partnering with organizations in the field to resource solutions that meet the unique needs of communities around the globe.

Since 2014, more than 2.2 million lives around the world have been impacted by our Safe Water for All efforts. Together we can make safe water for all a reality. Learn more about Kohler’s efforts in the stories below. You can also make an impact with a contribution to organizations devoted to addressing the global water crisis.

United for Safe Water: World Water Day

Watch as players and coaches from Manchester United talk about the need for safe water and sanitation to save lives around the globe.

United for Safe Water: International Women's Day

Manchester United players and coaches react to sobering statistics on the disproportionate impact that a lack of safe water and sanitation has on women and girls.

Water Stories: Dattamaya

At 23 years old, Dattamaya from the community of Shivgarh Tanda in India exemplifies the possibilities that access to water provides.

Dattamaya’s story.

Learn how 23-year-old Dattamaya has been able to refocus energy on running her grinding mill business after gaining reliable access to safe water with the installation of a reverse-osmosis kiosk in her small village in India.

Our commitment to safe water.

We’re using our water expertise to develop safe water, sanitation, and handwashing solutions, and as a result, the lives of over 900,000 people have been positively impacted.

You can make an impact.

Support Safe Water for All efforts around the world with a donation to one of our partners.

Innovative products making an impact.

Developed through Innovation for Good®, these smart solutions are helping communities around the world gain access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

WaterSense® for smart saving.

Water-efficient products have an enormous role to play in the fight for safe water. We’re designing products that don't just look beautiful, but also use significantly less water.

Taking a cue from the UN.

Kohler has aligned its safe water efforts, both our business strategy and project pipeline, with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Pumping water for refugees.

Partnering with Water Mission, Kohler installed our KOHLER-SDMO generators to power water treatment systems in Tanzania’s Nyarugusu refugee camp.

Bringing safe water to school.

Stewardship, product, and design teams collaborate to transform a primary school space in China into a safe water and sanitation facility for young students.

Communities impacted by safe water efforts.

Working with humanitarian organizations around the world, Kohler is helping to bring access to safe water and sanitation to communities living with water scarcity, ineffective infrastructures, or the effects of displacement. 

“I believe it is our responsibility to use our talent, capability, resources, and products to make our world better.”

—Laura Kohler, Chief Sustainable Living Officer, Kohler Co.

United for Safe Water.