Sustainable Water Use

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LIXIL adds environmental value to water resources through technologies that save, recycle, and purify water.

Enhancing the Water-Saving Features in Products and Services

We provide products and services that reduce water consumption, such as water-saving toilets, water faucets, and smart water controllers. Going forward, we plan to increase our offering of water quality solutions that draw on purification technologies.

SATIS (INAX)

The SATIS toilet, with its strong cleaning performance and water-saving functionality, can save up to 73% of water used compared to conventional toilets that use 13 liters of water for each long flush. Its AQUA CERAMIC sanitaryware material repels waste during each flush, making day-to-day cleaning easier and keeping it sparkling like new for 100 years.*


* Or up to 70,000 back-and-forth scrubs with a toilet brush. Assuming two scrubs on the same spot 365 days a year.

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SATIS AQUA CERAMIC

SATISAQUA CERAMIC

Studio S Low-Profile Toilet (American Standard)

American Standard offers a wide range of toilets that meet strict criteria for water savings, established by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program, and save nearly 20% more water than the standard criteria set by the governmental organization. We seek to enhance the variety of products to match consumers’ tastes, including the Cadet PRO, a quality toilet at an affordable price, the Studio S Low-Profile Toilet, an ultra-high efficiency toilet, and Lyndon, a popular contemporary-style toilet. The bowl height of these toilets also conforms to the accessibility height guidelines as outlined by the Americans with Disability Act of 1990.

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Studio S Low-Profile Toilet

Studio S Low-Profile Toilet

GROHE SENSE GUARD (GROHE)

According to a survey of European households conducted by GROHE in 2017, 54% of households have experienced some form of water damage such as those caused by water leakage. In response, GROHE developed the remote-controllable GROHE SENSE GUARD. Used together with a smartphone app, it notifies users in the event of a burst pipe and automatically shuts off the water supply to minimize damage.

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GROHE SENSE GUARD

GROHE Blue (GROHE)

Using a specialized filter cartridge, the GROHE Blue household water system dispenses chilled or carbonated water from the kitchen faucet. It can also chill room-temperature water to a desired temperature. Given that as much as seven liters are required to produce a single liter of bottled drinking water, GROHE Blue also contributes to the conservation of water resources. The system also helps cut CO2 emissions by 61% compared to bottled water and reduce plastic waste.

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GROHE blue

Improving Water Efficiency and Protecting Water Quality in Business Activities

At sites that use water for manufacturing, we work to identify water-related business risks in each region and take appropriate steps to improve water efficiency, recycle water, and manage wastewater.

Identifying Water Risks at Production Sites

In order to better understand local conditions and introduce appropriate measures to address the problem of increasingly scarce global water resources, LIXIL started conducting surveys in FYE 2017 to identify water risks at 68 production sites that use water in their manufacturing processes.

We used international evaluation tools such as the WWF Water Risk Filter and WRI Aqueduct to conduct data analysis and quantify local characteristics and the state of water use. Now we are taking steps to install water recycling systems and use recycled water at sites identified as high risk in FYE 2017. Thanks to the increased accuracy of evaluation tool databases, we have been able to conduct more accurate risk-level assessment in each region and improve environmental performance at each site. This brought the number of high-risk sites to zero in FYE 2020.

Because these evaluations focused on volume-related water risks, going forward, we will look closely at risks related to water quality, regulations, and reputation to ensure sustainable operation of our production sites.

Percentage of Production Sites by Water Risk Level (FYE 2020)

Percentage of Production Sites by Water Risk Level (FYE 2020)

Water Risk Survey Results and Water Usage (FYE 2020)

Water Risk Survey Results and Water Usage (FYE 2020)
* Targets those production sites that use water in their production processes (excluding the newly added sites in India and Dominica).

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