Water Conservation & Environmental Sustainability

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Relevant SDGs The LIXIL Group is committed to conserving water, energy, and other natural resources utilized in our products and services, across the supply chain from procurement through production, distribution, end use and product disposal.

By 2030, achieve a net zero balance between LIXIL's environmental footprint and the positive environmental contributions created through our products and services

Background

By 2030, approximately 47% of the world’s population is expected to be living in areas of high water stress. Additionally, LIXIL’s business is strongly linked to buildings, which account for 32% (24% residential and 8% commercial) of total global final energy use, and without action, energy use by buildings is estimated to more than double by 2050.

Approximately 32% of all energy consumed in the world is used by buildings.
ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Activities

The LIXIL Group has declared its Environment Vision 2030. By 2030, the positive environmental contribution from our products and services will surpass the environmental footprint from our entire business process, thus, achieving a NETZERO Environmental Footprint. We will achieve this through innovative technologies, such as low-carbon and water-efficient technology, and also by reducing the environmental impact of every process of the business, including procurement, production, product use, and disposal. To achieve our Environmental Vision 2030, we are focused on Greenhouse gas reduction, Sustainable water use and Sustainable use of resources, based on clearly defined 2020 mid-term targets, KPI and actions plans.

NETZERO

2020 Mid-term Targets

Environmental Issues

KPI 2020 Mid-term Targets
Improvement in environmental value of our products and services Greenhouse gas reduction CO2 reduction contribution through products and services Increase by 1.36 times (compared to FYE2016)
Environmental footprint reduction from our entire business process Greenhouse gas reduction CO2 emissions through manufacturing and sales*1 Reduce by 8% (compared to FYE2016)
CO2 emissions from use of sold products Formulate KPI / target and implement measures based on business plan
CO2 emissions intensity basis by logistics Reduce by 5% (compared to FYE2016)
Sustainable water use Improvement of water use efficiency
  • Complete the water risk analysis of global production sites
  • Select high-risk sites, formulate KPI / target and implement measures
Sustainable use of resources Waste recycling rate
  • Japan & Europe : 95%
  • Asia : 68%
  • North America:40%
Environmental management Coverage of EHS management system 100%
Number of environmental law violations*2 0

*1 CO2 conversion factor is referred to the publication of each electricity company which our sites have a contract
*2 Number of significant violations with penalty of operational suspension or fines

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