Management of Chemical Substances



LIXIL strives for appropriate management of chemical substances and reduction of substances of concern across all of its business processes.

Our Approach

Since the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) agreed to aim to ensure “that chemicals are used and produced in ways that lead to the minimization of significant adverse effects on human health and the environment” by 2020, we have witnessed a considerable strengthening in chemical substance management worldwide.

LIXIL has also introduced various initiatives across all of its business processes to appropriately manage chemical substances as well as reduce substances of concern that can have negative impact on human health and environment, and contribute to improving people’s comfort and lifestyles and resolve environmental pollution issues.

Our System

LIXIL Corporation’s corporate functions of Environment, Procurement, and Quality partner with the Technology function under the direction of the chief technology officer to ensure appropriate management of chemical substances in products. Based on the solid partnership, they work to establish a chemicals management framework for LIXIL products (e.g., management infrastructure, strong governance mechanisms), track regulatory trends related to chemical substances, and implement measures to ensure appropriate management.

Managing Chemicals in Operational Processes

LIXIL Corporation appropriately manages chemical Substances in all its business processes in accordance with the local laws and guidelines stipulated by each market in which it operates, such as the EU RoHS directive or REACH regulation.

Flowchart for Chemical substance management

Reducing Substances of Concern in Products

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

Rank Guideline for the Control of Chemical Substances

LIXIL Corporation is implementing appropriate control of chemical substances through its control guideline that details any substances prohibited for use in its products and those that may be used under strict management, as well as how to handle them.

To further enhance our efforts, we have newly established Chemical Substances Management Rank Guidelines in January 2020 after reviewing List of the Environment-Related Substances to be controlled by LIXIL Corporation, which was established as a guideline in 2015.