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Initiatives to Reduce CO2 Emissions

With the aim of helping to combat global warming, we have been adopting innovative manufacturing methods and supply chain innovation, while also expanding our existing efforts to reduce CO2 emissions through water conservation and energy-saving throughout the entire TOTO Group.

Results in Fiscal 2015

In fiscal 2015, CO2 emissions were decreased compared to fiscal 2014 due to effect of productivity improvements and proactive improvement of equipment. As CO2 emissions tend to increase due to business expansion, we will continue to strive in reducing CO2 emissions.

CO2 reduction from offices and factories through initiatives ( against entire Group in FY2013 )

CO2 reduction from offices and factories through initiatives(against entire Group in FY2013)

※ Total reduction through all types of policies, based oh the amount emissions considering that there are no reduction efforts from manufacturing and sales offices of TOTO LTD. and its subsidiaries in Japan and overseas.

※CO2 emission coefficient
Electricity (Japan): “Guidelines for Calculating Corporate Greenhouse Gases Emissions(draft ver.1.6)” published by Ministry of the Environment of Japan.
Electricity (overseas): GHG Protocol, Calculation Tools, “Indirect CO2 Emission from Purchased Electricity. Version 3.0”
Other than electricity: “Guideline for Calculation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Version 2.4)” published by Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

※CO2 emissions from non-CO2 and non-energy CO2 sources were not included.

Total CO2 emissions from offices and factories

Total CO2 emissions from offices and factories

※CO2 emission coefficient
Electricity (Japan): “Guidelines for Calculating Corporate Greenhouse Gases Emissions(draft ver.1.6)” published by Ministry of the Environment of Japan.
Electricity (overseas): GHG Protocol, Calculation Tools, “Indirect CO2 Emission from Purchased Electricity. Version 3.0”
Other than electricity: “Guideline for Calculation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Version 2.4)” published by Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

※CO2 emissions from non-CO2 and non-energy CO2 sources were not included.

Initiatives to Curb CO2 Emissions

TOTO and all subsideries work as one in driving CO2 emissions reduction programs.
In Japan, LED lighting has been introduced. There were also an upgrade to high-efficiency equipment (air conditioners, lighting equipment, transformers).
The TOTO Kokura No.3 Plant Logistics Building, which was completed in January 2015 (a four-story building with a total floor area of 46,000m2), is equipped with 5,000 LED lighting fixtures that are set and adjusted for each area. There is a system that centrally controls the lighting from a control room to ensure that the facility has optimal lighting while saving electrical energy.

A view of the Kokura No.3 Plant from the outside
A view of the Kokura No.3 Plant from the outside

LED lighting installed within the factory
LED lighting installed within the factory

TOTO USA, INC.'s initiatives for purchasing renewable energy

GA-Power-Green-Energy
TOTO U.S.A., Inc. participates in the Green Power Program of GEOGIA POWER COMPANY and proactively purchase renewable energy to contribute in reducing CO2 emission during electricity generation.
In fiscal 2015, the contribution to reduction was 4,139t. TOTO U.S.A. will continue its purchase in 2016 and on to promote the reduction of CO2 emission in the entire society.
*Green Power Program: A program which offer purchasing of biomass generated electricity, solar generation or other renewable energy.

Green Factory Initiatives

TOTO has been renewing outdated production facilities in Japan as part of restructuring the sanitary ware business in Japan from 2008.
TOTO is introducing state-of-the-art production facilities in updating the production line to promote increase in productivity while also introducing latest fiber kiln, LED lightings and other high efficiency facilities and applying environmental building material HYDROTECT Color Coat, a TOTO's “only one” technology, to promote green factory.
The new west building at TOTO's Shiga Plant, which was constructed as TOTO's model green factory, was awarded top honors, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize, in the energy-saving activities category of the FY2013 Energy Conservation Grand Prize (organized by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan, with support by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) for its “project for a model plant with state-of-the-art energy-saving technologies.”
In addition, construction of a new sanitary ware production plant building Nakatsu Plant of TOTO Sanitechno started in end of April 2015 and is planned to be fully operational from May 2017.
External view
External view

High-combustion-efficiency kiln
High-combustion-efficiency kiln

High-combustion-efficiency kiln

Adoption of renewable energy sources

TOTO had installed solar power generation facilities in Japan at the Chigasaki Plant, Headquarters and the Kokura No. 1 Plant, the Shiga Plant, TOTO MTEC, TOTO MTEC Nagano sales office. Also, we have installed similar facility overseas at BEIJING TOTO by 2014.
In 2015 we installed new solar power generation facilities at TOTO MUSEUM (in Japan) and TAIWAN TOTO (Overseas).

TOTO MUSEUM
TOTO MUSEUM

TAIWAN TOTO
TAIWAN TOTO

Energy Conservation Activities in Our Offices

The TOTO Group promotes energy conservation activities in our offices in accordance.
Looking at our monthly performance management, we visualize power use in each workplace based on the data from our Ecological Data Collection System, which centrally manages data concerning the amount of energy used throughout the company. Energy conservation measures are being driven at each of our bases by the feedback this enables.

Energy-saving activities at the office

Poster promoting energy conservation in offices, 2015
[Poster promoting energy conservation in offices, 2015]
Cool Biz: 28℃ , Warm Biz: 19℃
TOTO group in Japan is working energy saving activities by implementing "Cool Biz" and "Warm Biz" in the seasons of high energy consumption related to air conditioning. In the future, besides working to ensure sustained inculcation of environmental consciousness among all TOTO employees, TOTO will also continue to implement organizational measures to help combat the effects of global warming

Initiatives to reduce CO2 emission of company cars

We are promoting initiatives to reduce CO2 emission of company cars by reducing fuel usage. Through creating TOTO's own eco drive system for company cars used in Group companies in Japan, we are improving the eco driving skill by enabling drivers to see the fuel consumption. In addition, standards for purchasing vehicles are formulated to purchase vehicles that are optimum depending on its travel distance and frequency of usage and reduce fuel consumption.