Global Initiatives

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Today, it is estimated that 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, and over twice as many are living without access to basic sanitation. Providing wells and latrines is not enough to end water poverty around the world.

That is why IPS® Corporation supports organizations and initiatives dedicated to long-term solutions and sustainability.


Water for People

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IPS Corporation is a Global Sponsor of Water For People, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that currently works in 11 developing countries around the world (Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and India) to help provide sustainable, long-lasting, safe drinking water resources and improved sanitation facilities.

Founded in 1991, Water For People strives to create the ability of local communities to plan, build, finance, maintain and operate their own systems. It focuses on lasting solutions by leveraging local resources, testing innovative ideas and conducting extensive monitoring. The organization works in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America to show that its successful programs are adaptable around the world and can be replicated anywhere. From Ecotoilets in Uganda and Malawi to PlayPumps in Rwanda and around the world, Water For People invests in innovative ideas. In addition, its use of local resources, community development and local management of water systems helps to assure successful solutions to water issues.

Watch a video here about Water For People’s continuing work in Bolivia.

For more information about how you can become involved with Water For People, visit

Photography courtesy of Water For People

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Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association’s
Honduras Project

IPS Corporation contributed product and technical expertise to a Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) humanitarian project in Colinas de Suiza, Villanueva, Honduras. In conjunction with the Colorado School of Mines and the Food for Poor Foundation, PPFA, IPS Corporation and other PPFA members helped with the engineering and construction of a potable water system for the 1,650 families living in Colinas de Suiza. Prior to the construction of the water system, families spent about 25 percent of their income to purchase daily, often contaminated, water rations that were trucked to the community over difficult terrain.

As part of the project, a team from The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) designed a new community water distribution system for Colinas de Suiza. In the process, CSM identified the materials necessary to build the new system, which included Weld-On® PVC medium and heavy-duty solvent cements and primers. Expressing its commitment to improving water access, IPS Corporation donated these materials and provided onsite support and technical expertise.

Get more information about the Honduras Project here.

Learn more about IPS Corporation here.

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

IPS Corporation is dedicated to conducting business in a lawful and ethical manner; it is our expectation that our suppliers also conduct themselves in such a manner. IPS Corporation is aware that slavery and human trafficking are crimes under state, federal and international law. IPS Corporation takes the following measures on slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain:

  1. Researches the level of risk with regard to slavery, human trafficking, forced and prison labor in every country we source from. This serves as a foundation to help us make legal, ethical and responsible business decisions.
  2. Requires all suppliers to comply with applicable human trafficking and slavery laws in the country of business. Additionally, direct suppliers are required to certify that materials used in products for sale are in compliance with applicable slavery and human trafficking laws in the country of purchase.
  3. Conducts occasional announced and unannounced supplier audits with trained employees or qualified third party inspectors.
  4. In cases of non-compliance, IPS Corporation policy is to not only cease doing business with the supplier in violation, but also report the violation to local authorities.
  5. Conducts internal corporate responsibility training for employees that have direct responsibility for supply chain management to ensure that they are knowledgeable of slavery and human trafficking issues and focused on mitigating risk.


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