Vestergaard Frandsen S.A.
Vestergaard Frandsen S.A. (parent company of LifeStraw S.A.) is a for-profit company established in 1957 that operates under a humanitarian entrepreneurship business model. The CEO is Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen; the company is headquartered in Switzerland and has offices around the world, including Washington, DC. In 2006, the firm became a member of the United Nations Global Compact. In 2013, the company restructured into two focused business units: a water unit was created for the LifeStraw products, and a vector unit was created for insecticidal bed nets (PermaNet®) and ZeroFly® food security products. The company has partnered with governments, aid agencies, NGOs, faith-based groups, and the... more.