Sofidel and WaterAid


Through this new partnership, Sofidel is committing to a more general task of raising awareness among its stakeholders and supporting projects that aim to ensure access to water and the availability of better toilets, sanitation and levels of hygiene, in the developing countries where the organisation operates.

Access to water and the widespread provision of sanitation and hygiene services are essential factors in ensuring good health, nutrition, women’s empowerment, education and the development of decent housing and successful urban planning. Sofidel, whose products aim at ensuring hygiene and comfort in everyday life, believes strongly in the importance of hygiene and the availability of good sanitation to promote health and protect the dignity of people.


WaterAid is an international not-for-profit organisation determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.

Founded in 1981 in the United Kingdom, last year WaterAid reached 1.9 million people with clean water, 3 million people with decent toilets and 4.7 million with hygiene promotion. WaterAid works in 28 countries globally. Today, 844 million people worldwide still don’t have access to clean water close to home, while 2.3 billion people don’t have a decent toilet of their own. Around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That’s almost 800 children a day, or one child every two minutes.

Our projects

Sodalitas Social Award 2018

Sofidel wins the Sodalitas Social Award – Special Award "Best Profit/Non-profit Partnership in International Cooperation". Milan, Italy, 10th October 2018 Sodalitas Foundation has awarded the 10…

Water aid: when partnership is strategic

Interview with Kirstin Akan-Brown, corporate partnership manager at WaterAid Life teaches us: we can’t do everything. In Sofidel, knowing this, where we can’t reach places directly,…

Sofidel awards its most sustainable suppliers

The third edition of the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award, held yesterday in Columbus, Ohio, rewarded the most virtuous supply chain partners of the tissue Group for…

Sofidel presents “the water factor” e-book edited by Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli

The e-book, which can be freely downloaded from Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli website, makes available the contributions from the experts invited by Sofidel in Milan for the…

Sofidel for 2018 World Hand Hygiene Day

According to a research study carried out at hospitals in 3 countries, there are three times fewer bacteria in bathrooms with paper towels rather than hand…

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