Create an enriched and more comfortable lifestyle and culture
TOTO STORIES - Introducing a series of various initiatives that embody our brand purpose.
TOTO’s Sustainable Products
Achieving Water Saving and Cleanliness
As We Have Been, As We Will Be
“Providing a healthy and civilized way of life”—This was the vision of our founder, and it has been continuously passed on to each of our employees as the TOTO Group Corporate Philosophy. This vision has lasted over a century and serves as the center of the TOTO Group’s management and the touchstone for our craftsmanship and sales activities. We will work to ensure this vision gets passed along to future generations by delivering safe and reliable TOTO-brand products and services to customers around the world. In doing so, we will “create an enriched and more comfortable lifestyle and culture built on our plumbing products.” This is a key facet of the TOTO Group Corporate Philosophy.
Employees will unite in their efforts for our customers and society, we will keep gaining TOTO fans around the world.
TOTO’s first president, Kazuchika Okura, wrote a letter to his successor, Saburo Momoki. The words contained in that letter have been treasured by the TOTO Group ever since as the Words of Our Founder. These words express the idea that “kindness must always come first” and state that our goal should be to provide good products and satisfy the customer and, by accomplishing that, profit and compensation will follow.
Kindness and honesty are universal values. The Words of Our Founder asserts that “Many in this world chase after the shadow of profit. Carrying out business under the precedent of TOTO’s uniqueness, kindness, honesty, and customer-oriented nature should enable us to resolve various issues. If we continue to face social issues with honesty and carefully engage in environmental issues, profit will definitely follow. This is something that must not change.
The Company Mottos, TOTO Group Corporate Philosophy, and Charter of TOTO Group Corporate Behavior based on the spirit of the Words of Our Founder represent the inherited values, in other words the “heart,” of TOTO that are shared among employees and will be carried forward into the future. This remains unchanged. However, the way our “body” (business activities) moves will adapt in response to changes in the business environment. The TOTO Group’s strength lies in the fact that the “heart” is firmly rooted as the precondition of each employee’s actions.
We formulated the New Shared Value Creation Strategy TOTO WILL2030 (hereinafter, WILL2030) which clarifies the lifestyle, society, and environment we want to achieve from a long-term perspective in April 2021. The TOTO Group will achieve economic growth while helping resolve social and environmental issues by realizing a carbon-neutral and sustainable society in 2050 and aiming to provide comfortable and healthy lifestyles to all. For this reason, the key material issues entire group must thoroughly address to embody our Corporate Philosophy are Cleanliness and Comfort, Environment, and Relationships.
In recent years, there have already been various changes to the social environment, including the COVID-19 pandemic, worsening global division, and global warming due to
New Shared Value Creation Strategy TOTO WILL2030
The TOTO Group formulated the New Shared Value Creation Strategy TOTO WILL2030 with a focus on achieving a carbon-neutral and sustainable society by 2050, and aims to realize a sustainable society and achieve clean, comfortable, and healthy lifestyles by 2030. With the important material issues of Cleanliness and Comfort, Environment, and Relationships, we are making efforts to integrate TOTO Global Environmental Vision into management, aiming to create an enriched and comfortable future society that has no impact on the global environment and to achieve economic growth. As a result of these efforts, we will contribute to the SDGs through WILL2030.
At TOTO, we're committed to improving life and the environment for a thriving future. Our production processes and products save water and energy, while reducing impact on the environment. We provide cleanliness and comfort while building relationships that enrich life. Water, Earth & a better Tomorrow All our group companies are dedicated to building a healthier and more sustainable tomorrow.
Sustainable Products That Balance Cleanliness, Comfort, and the Environment
Over the last 100 years, TOTO has provided products that bring cleanliness and comfort, as well as eco-friendly products. Under WILL2030, we defined products that realize both of these requirements as sustainable products. By popularizing sustainable products around the world, we will contribute to realizing an enriched and comfortable society that is environmentally friendly.
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We aim for sustainable products to make up 78% of our product composition.
Sustainable Products are unique to TOTO, balancing cleanliness, comfort and the environment. In fiscal 2020, sustainable products made up 70% of our product composition (Japan: 75%, Overseas: 59%). We aim to achieve 73% (Japan: 80%, Overseas: 61%) by fiscal 2023 and 78% (Japan: 85%, Overseas: 70%) by fiscal 2030.