Sustainable Use of Resources

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We promote the sustainable use of raw materials across the entire lifecycle of our products, from procurement through production, end use, and product disposal.

Saving and Recycling Resources in Products and Services

We develop our products for long life and sustained value. We do this by using recycled raw materials, designing for durability and reuse, making functional parts of existing products replaceable and upgradable, and expanding our offering of products as a service.

Wooden Decks Made from 100% Recycled Materials

KIRARA STAGE Mokucho is an artificial timber deck with the natural character of wood, made from 100% recycled materials. This range of decks uses medium-density fiberboard (MDF) wood dust, which is generated from LIXIL’s wood-cutting processes and usually reprocessed as fuel, mixed with plastic collected and recycled by local authorities.

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Completed deck image

Completed deck image

Cross-section showing the material’s asymmetric grooves (patented technology)

Cross-section showing the material’s asymmetric grooves (patented technology)

Upgradable Design

Some LIXIL kitchen faucets are designed so that just the spout portion can be replaced with one that has a built-in water purifier. Upgrading is simple and takes only a minute. This eliminates the need to replace the entire faucet and reduces waste when the faucet reaches end-of-life.

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Upgrading the spout

Upgrading the spout

Spout with built-in water purifier

Spout with built-in water purifier

Renting and Leasing Comfortable Bathroom Spaces

Our mobile bathroom product, withCUBE, solves the bathroom challenges distribution centers and other work facilities face. This product as a service is available for rent or lease, offering new ways to expand or renovate bathroom facilities and thus improve workplace quality. It can be shipped as a completed bathroom space as high-quality as conventional bathrooms, and installed in as little as one day.* And since it can be installed and removed without major construction, withCUBE can help reduce resource inputs and waste from the product lifecycle.


* Installation of withCUBE only. Preparatory construction to install water and wastewater lines and electrical wiring may be required separately.

with CUBE

Recycling Resources in Operational Activities

We practice strict standards for the appropriate management and reduction of waste. In collaboration with stakeholders, we are making continued efforts to minimize new resource inputs and to further promote reuse and recycling.

Proactively Using Recycled Materials

At GROHE water faucet factories, we carry out alloy smelting in in-house furnaces, and use recycled brass collected in and outside the factories for this process. Around 70 to 85% of the brass we use is recycled.

LIXIL Corporation factories in Japan are making efforts to use more recycled aluminum. Refining aluminum to produce new ingots uses large amounts of electricity and water. Reusing aluminum scraps, however, can drastically reduce the energy needed to manufacture aluminum products, thereby cutting CO2 emissions as well.

Feeding raw materials into the aluminum smelter

Feeding raw materials into the aluminum smelter

Working with Stakeholders to Eliminate Industrial Landfill Waste

The Nabari Plant in Mie, Japan has succeeded in selling its previously discarded wood shavings as biomass fuel. This required convincing wood suppliers to join an organization that certifies their timber as legally compliant and then getting its shavings approved by biomass power plants. The plant completed this system in April 2020, bringing its wood shavings waste to zero.


Our factories in Rayong and Rangsit, Thailand, are also working to convert waste into resources. They successfully converted materials previously landfilled, such as sludge and mold and ceramic scraps, into ingredients for making concrete. This reduced landfill waste generated by the two factories in FYE 2020 by some 47,000 metric tons (a year-over-year reduction of 15.2%), raising their recycling rates to 90.5%.


TOSTEM THAI, meanwhile, has earned a Level 4 rating in the Thailand’s Ministry of Industry’s Green Industry commendation system. The company aims to attain Level 5, the highest rating, by building an eco-conscious network with suppliers and business partners.

Award ceremony for green industry promoted by Thailand's Ministry of Industry

Award ceremony for green industry promoted by Thailand's Ministry of Industry

Examples of Plastic Reduction in Packaging and Packing Materials

As the marine plastic problem grows more serious, LIXIL is working to reduce single-use plastic.

We changed the plastic used in INAX Aqua Power packaging to paper, reducing the amount of plastic our customers throw away compared to similar products we have sold in the past. Eliminating clear plastic makes it difficult for customers to see the actual product in-store, so we accentuated the printed image on the packaging to show the product at its real-life size and colors.

Our distribution function has also launched a project to reduce, reuse, and recycle stretch film used for transporting products. By making steady progress in reducing single-use plastic in transport alongside manufacturing and retail, we aim to achieve reductions across our supply chain.

Paper packaging of INAX Aqua Power

Paper packaging of INAX Aqua Power

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