Japanese sanitaryware specialist Toto has committed to get 100% of its power from renewable sources by 2040.
As part of its pledge to use only renewable energy sources, Toto has also joined the international RE100 environmental initiative. This is overseen by The Climate Group in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project, which promotes disclosure of information on climate change.
As part of its membership of RE100, the Toto Group has committed to expand the sourcing of renewable energies at all of its locations around the world and to install solar energy facilities at all of its plants.
Toto will also be required to provide regular reports to RE100 on the progress of these measures and be accountable for them.
Toto Group says that its corporate philosophy is “to create a great company that helps improve society – and that people around the world can trust”.
In a statement on its website, Toto also says: “Customers use Toto products in their daily lives for as long as 10 to 20 years, and more than 90% of the CO2 is emitted during the product use phase when we look at the entire product lifecycle. As for the reduction of CO2 emissions during the product use phase, we will further evolve our products’ environmental performance and by globally commercialising our sustainable products, a bathroom and kitchen product group that is unique to Toto, that balance cleanliness, comfort, and the environment, we will contribute to the realisation of a rich and comfortable society that gives consideration to the global environment.”
The company has also received certification from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBT) to reduce greenhouse gases in line with the Paris Agreement and systematically cut CO2 emissions.