Strategy and values

The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland renewed its strategy during the years 2011 and 2012. The work was lead by the strategy group where a large number of the Association’s stakeholders participated. The new strategy for the 2013-2017 period was accepted during the autumn meeting of November 2012. The main targets of the strategy are the extension and maintenance of funding; providing services for the members; strengthening of the operations and security prerequisites.


Achievement of ecologically, socially, economically and culturally sustainable sanitation and nutrient cycle everywhere. The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland is the best known expert organisation promoting ecological sanitation and DT technology in the country.

Mission The mission of the Association is to provide information, education and advice on dry toilets and the nutrient cycle (DT technology). The Association operates both in Finland and abroad, and the two modes of activity support each other. Ecological sanitation and a closed nutrient cycle ensure accessibility to safe, clean water and food supplies especially in developing areas.

Values The activities of the Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland are based on the following values:

  • Human rights based approach (HRBA) – Every individual has an equal right to clean drinking water and appropriate sanitation.
  • Operations based on ecologically, economically, socially and culturally sustainable development – In all activities, the principles of sustainable development are respected.
  • Safety and respect towards the laws of nature – Nutrients return sagely and in an environmentally friendly way to the cycle of life.
  • Openness and cooperation – Transparency and fairness are important aspects of the Association’s working culture. Cooperation and networks are resources for the Association.