DTO firmly believes that access to good sanitation is a universal right and aims to improve the quality and accessibility of sanitation facilities in the Netherlands and developing countries. The mission statement had a great influence in determining the objectives of the organization.
1 To ensure that toilets are enough hygienic and accessible, especially for elderly and people with disabilities
2 To conduct research in the field of sanitation and distribute all relevant knowledge with our target groups
3 To cooperate and share knowledge with developing countries in order to improve sanitation
The idea of Dutch Toilet Organisation (DTO) was born after the high level of interest in the ‘Friendly Restrooms for Elderly People/ Intelligent toilet’ project which was funded by the European Union. The founding members created DTO in 2008.
From 2016 the DTO would like to expand and offer its services to the whole world to
fulfil the core mission of the organization.
We believe in:
• Sustainability • Sanitation for all • Youth • Education • Development
MEET THE BOARD MEMBERS
Gerard van Es
Chair of Board - Executive Director
A social entrepreneur who is keen to identify social challenges and finding innovative solutions. Innovation and education are very important for (new) jobs and the development of people in the Netherlands but also in developing countries. Werk Incubator Foundation and DTO offer training s and research topics for graduation assignments for students. See my LinkedIn profile for more information.
Board Member - Treasurer
Multimedialist: developing or changing business online and offline. Involved in starting, expanding or changing businesses.
On the basis of participation or hiring,
in formalized partnerships or as a sponsor;
always based on long-term
by going to the chair of the business, owner or manager
On structuring and optimizing revenues in sales and cost insight and control
Hugh has worked for a number of major International companies in both senior management and Director roles. He established and operated a network of companies in various European markets specialising in the provision of solutions for temperature controlled storage and production methods during which time he became recognised for his cross culture and cross market management skills.
He subsequently worked with major international manufacturers, installers and providers of support services for Automated Public Toilets and associated products and became conversant with all the complex issues, technical, social, cultural, environmental, financial, political etc. that impact upon this specialist industry providing public restroom facilities and sanitation of all types
Now an independent consultant Hugh has kept up to date with current developments and is fully conversant with International WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) requirements and maintains contact with relevant associations and lobby groups.