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PeoplePlanetWater

Community

TOTO has always been a leader in our industry’s sustainability and social efforts, working to exceed minimum or expected standards. Years before government mandates, we embraced water and energy conservation and have always taken an active role in industry organizations and our community both locally and globally. We capture all of these awards, rocognition and partership stories on this page.

Industry Firsts for TOTO

  • EPA Water Efficiency Leadership Award

    TOTO U.S.A. was awarded the first EPA Water Efficiency Leadership Award in 2006. To date, we are the only plumbing manufacturer to receive this award—a PeoplePlanetWater accomplishment we’re very proud of.

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  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

    We were the first major plumbing products manufacturer to join the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), adding to our PeoplePlanetWater accomplishments.

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  • LEED Accredited Professional

    TOTO was also the first plumbing products manufacturer whose employees became sustainability experts by gaining LEED Accredited Professional status.

  • USGBC Water Efficiency Technology Advisory Group

    A TOTO representative is an active member of the Water Efficiency Technology Advisory Group (WETAG), a USGBC group concerned with the water efficiency section of the USGBC’s LEED® green building rating system.

Active Partnership with Sustainability Organizations

  • EPA WaterSense Partner

    We’re an EPA WaterSense Partner. WaterSense is a program of the US Environmental Agency, which promotes and certifies water-efficient products so consumers can easily find them. It’s the perfect PeoplePlanetWater partnership.

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  • Alliance for Water Efficiency

    TOTO is also a charter member of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the sustainable use of water.

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  • UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping

    TOTO participates in the UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping program to balance emissions from product shipments by purchasing certified carbon offsets.

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  • Green Building Initiative

    A TOTO water efficiency specialist serves on the water sub-committee of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), an organization dedicated to the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings.

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Recognized Sustainability Efforts

  • Georgia Power’s Green Energy

    TOTO is the largest user of Georgia Power’s Green Energy, a program allowing businesses to purchase electricity produced from renewable sources.

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  • Chattahoochee Riverkeeper “Best in Business”

    TOTO was hailed as “Best in Business” by the environmental advocacy organization Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for our partnership with Atlanta-area government and businesses.

  • Argon Award Recipient

    TOTO is a recipient of the Argon Award, which recognizes leaders of sustainability in the Southeastern United States.

Measuring Our Efforts

  • EPA National Environmental Achievement Track

    This is the “gold standard” for facility-based environmental performance. It recognizes and drives environmental excellence by encouraging facilities with strong environmental records to go above and beyond their legal requirements.

  • EPA SmartWay Transportation Program

    TOTO is a partner in the EPA’s innovative collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides an evaluation program and standard metrics for comparison of the life cycle impact of buildings and products.

  • World Resources Institute Member

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives.

  • Climate Southeast Partner

    The WRI Climate Southeast Partnership builds strategies that allow companies to thrive in a carbon-constrained economy. Partners develop greenhouse gas (GHG) management systems, share energy management practices and invest in clean energy.

  • ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 Certifications

    The Morrow Plant Quality Management System (Manufacturing and Process Quality) and the Morrow Plant Environmental Management Systems are ISO Certified. They are designed specifically to help manufacturers regulate and improve the product quality and environment of their facilities.