Jack Sim


World Toilet Organization

Widely known as Mr Toilet, Jack Sim broke the global taboo of toilet and sanitation by bringing the agenda to global media centre-stage.  After attaining financial independence, he retired from business to devote the rest of his life to social work.  In 1998 he founded the Restroom Association of Singapore and the World Toilet Organization (WTO) in 2001, a global network and service platform for toilet associations to promote sound sanitation and public health policies.  WTO declared November 19th as World Toilet Day which has now been adopted as Official UN World Toilet Day.  In 2004 Mr Sim was awarded the Singapore Green Plan Award for his contribution to the environment.  He is also an Ashoka Global Fellow and Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum.  Time Magazine named him Hero of the Environment in 2008.  In 2012 his film “Meet Mr Toilet” premiers at Sundance Film Festival and the WTO audience reached 3.3bn.

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The world toilet crisis can be solved

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