LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere.
The LIXIL Group strives for appropriate management of chemical substances.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LIXIL Corporation has established the control guideline for the substances and how to handle them that need to be controlled or prohibited for use in the products to appropriately control them.
We have newly established "Chemical Substances Management Rank Guidelines" since January 2020 based on review "List of the Environment-Related Substances to be controlled by LIXIL Corporation" established as a guideline in 2015 in order to intensify our efforts.