Sustainable Practices

TOTO’s products, technological innovations, operations, and policies demonstrate a clear commitment to sustainability that dates back to its incorporation in 1917 when “environmental stewardship” was one of the company’s founding missions.  Sustainability is part of TOTO‘s DNA.  Whether it is engineering high-efficiency toilets, faucets and showers or implementing a closed-loop paper-recycling system, TOTO’s sustainability leadership includes:

  • Repurposing imperfect and damaged china to be crushed for roadbed and construction projects instead of generating more waste
  • Repurposing clay slurry into a feed stock for other manufacturing processes, such as tile
  • Recycling post-industrial gray water within its operations to reduce potable water consumption
  • Using biodegradable soybean-based oils, a renewable resource, in all hydraulic systems to reduce reliance on carbon-based lubricants
  • Recycling plastics, aluminum, glass, cardboard, brass, pallets, and even computer equipment to reduce waste
  • Reducing everyday water and electricity use in its offices
  • Reducing carbon emissions by minimizing travel and using Web conferencing
  • Participating in community building activities, such as Habitat for Humanity through projects and donations
  • Ensuring that its facilities are ISO 14001:2004 certified.

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