To create a culture of comfortable, healthy living.
Since our founding, we have continuously pursued innovations that offer greater wellness and comfort to daily life. Honoring the trust that our customers and society place in us, TOTO remains dedicated to delivering products that offer inclusive functionality and respect for the environment. We embrace these values every day to create a future that surpasses all expectations.
Our deep feelings for people and their life have remained unchanged since our foundation.
In 1912, in an era when there were as yet no sewage facilities in Japan and thoughts of hygiene were still nascent, Kazuchika Okura, the founder of TOTO, was deeply impressed by the cleanliness of the ceramic toilets he saw in the West, and he took up the challenge to create a national hygienic ceramic industry based on the idea of “improving the lifestyle of the Japanese people”. Subsequently, at the ende of five years’ research, he succeeded in mass-producing Japan’s first hygienic ceramic toilet. This is exactly what we could call the beginning of a new culture.
TOTO’s manufacturing philosophy is bonded deeply to that moment create when new lifestyle values were created. Further, these ideas have continued without pause until today.
TOTO remains dedicated to delivering products that offer inclusive functionality and respect for the environment. We embrace these values every day to create a future that surpasses all expectations. To ensure we secure and retain the trust of customers and society as a whole, we have formulated a mission with three key elements. We will implement our Global Environmental Vision to support.
We embrace these values every day to create a future that surpasses all expectations.
To secure and retain the trust of customers and society as a whole, we formulated a mission with three key elements:
We will implement our Global Environmental Vision to support this mission.
“Never waste anything valuable” – this principle is so entrenched in Japanese culture that they have a separate word for it: “Mottainai”. This can be translated as “regret about wasting”, but the actual meaning goes much further: It refers to the careful, respectful and responsible handling of objects, resources and our environment.
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment launched the “Mottainai Grandma Project” to spread the idea of “Mottainai” across multiple generations and around the world. TOTO Group supports this project and hopes that spreading the spirit of “Mottainai” will help make society more sustainable.
To the "Mottainai Project"
At TOTO, we’re committed to improving life and the environment for a thriving future. We constantly update and optimise our production processes and products to conserve important resources like water and energy, while reducing our negative impact on the environment.
Our products provide greater hygiene and comfort while saving water at the same time.
Water plays more than just an important role in our products. As an essential resource to sustain life, it is a top priority for us. This is why we do everything to conserve this valuable resource and protect it for the future. Our TOTO Water Environment Fund supports local projects, especially to help developing nations secure access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities.
All our group companies are dedicated to building a healthier and more sustainable tomorrow.