Management of Chemical Substances

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The LIXIL Group strives for appropriate management of chemical substances.

Our Approach

Since the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) agreed to aim to ensure "We’ll minimize significant adverse effects on humans and environment from production and use of chemicals by 2020,"we have witnessed a considerable strengthening in chemical substance management worldwide. The LIXIL Group has also introduced various initiatives to appropriately manage or reduce chemical substances (substances of concern) across all of its business processes, and help make people’s housing environment richer and more comfortable and resolve environmental pollution issues.

Our System

LIXIL Corporation handles a diverse range of products from building materials to housing equipment and apparatus. Our head office and technology business work together to build an appropriate framework for managing any chemical substances contained in our products.

Our System

Managing Chemicals in Operational Processes

LIXIL Corporation appropriately manages chemical substances (substances of concern) in all its business processes in accordance with the local laws and guidelines stipulated by each market in which it is operating, such as the EU RoHS directive or REACH regulation.

Managing Chemicals in Operational Processes

Reduce Substances of Concern in Products

In new product development, we are prioritizing the reduction of substances of concern in the products in accordance with strong societal demands. We are working together with our business partners to find alternatives to any substances of concern included in our existing products.

List of environment-related substances to be controlled by LIXIL Corporation

LIXIL Corporation appropriately manages chemical substances in its products. It has compiled a list of environment-related substances to be controlled by LIXIL Corporation that details any substances prohibited for use in its products and substances that can be used under strict control, as well as how to handle them.

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