Environmental Vision 2017
TOTO GREEN CHALLENGE
The global environment is changing at a rate beyond our expectations. Plumbing products, alongside household electrical appliances, account for the majority of CO2 emitted from the home.
As a leading manufacturer of plumbing products, TOTO promotes its TOTO GREEN CHALLENGE to significantly accelerate conventional environmental activities.
This involves a review of all corporate activities with a view toward achieving stringent quantitative targets by 2017.
Product-related initiatives include a focus on "reducing CO2 emissions from plumbing products" and "purifying the air with Hydrotect." We have devised an easy-to-understand vision of the future and a roadmap outlining how to get there,aiming to expand activities encompassing the entire housing construction industry on a global scale.
Products and Services
TOTO products, by their nature, get used every day. Thus, even small daily impacts accumulate and have a large effect on the global environment.
For that reason, TOTO actively develops green products that, as part of daily life, protect the global environment unnoticed even as they maintain a comfortable living environment for the customer, so we continue to help the environment even after customers purchase our products.
TOTO is stepping up environmental protection initiatives Group-wide to try to achieve a sustainable society.
Therefore, TOTO is carrying out environmental burden reduction initiatives with a global perspective as part of all business activities: production, logistics and sales.
TOTO aims to contribute to the development of society by creating a rich and comfortable living culture, especially with our plumbing-related products.
For that reason, taking the perspective of biodiversity, TOTO uses precious resources effectively and conducts environmental initiatives that involve the community, such as working to protect the forests that provide our water.
Human Resource Development
TOTO's entire business rests on the knowledge, awareness and actions of our people.
For that reason, we develop human resources with the aim of meeting the TOTO GREEN CHALLENGE. Under this vision, each employee has a strong awareness of and sensitivity to the environment and expands our environmental initiatives through their own actions.
Aims of TOTO GREEN CHALLENGE
|Products and services||Manufacturing||Social contribution|
|Prevent global warming||Develop the world's top water- and energy-saving technologies and aim to provide products that can reduce CO2 emitted from plumbing equipment in the home by over 50% (compared to March 1991 levels)||Reduce CO2 emissions globally in production, logistics and sales promotion activitie
[Domestic] Reduce by 45% (compared to March 1991 levels)
[Overseas] Reduce by 2% per basic unit of output a year
[Domestic logistics] Reduce 1% per unit of output a year
|Promote environmental contribution activities that involve society as we work for biodiversity.|
|Respect the value of resources||Aim for products and services with global standard recycling-oriented design||Aim for zero emissions at business sites worldwide
Aim to establish recycling technologies for core products and a system for recycling
|Provide safety and security without hazard to the earth||Aim to provide safe and secure products that satisfy global standards for chemical substances in products
Promote global use of Hydrotect's air purification capability (removes NOx)
|Maintain zero violations of environmental laws and regulations at business sites worldwide|
|Contribute to biodiversity||We realize sustainable resource use through CSR procurement of materials in each country with consideration to the preservation of biodiversity. These activities, inclusive of our supply chain, are highly acclaimed by our stakeholders, and help us fulfill our responsibility as a global enterprise.|
|Human resource development|
|TOTO promotes to have more awareness for each employee, through realization of "TOTO GREEN CHALLENGE" based on activities in the three key perspectives of "Products and services", "Manufacturing", and "Social contribution".|
TOTO's Stance on Environmental Initiatives
We intensify our efforts for environmental conservation activities from a global perspective.
The TOTO Group has formulated an environmental management system to realize its ultimate environmental goals.
TOTO promotes comprehensive environmental conservation activities through all of its corporate activities in the three key perspectives of "products and services", "manufacturing" and "social contribution" and four domains.