Supporting International Initiatives

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LIXIL’s Purpose is to “make better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere.” To bring our purpose to life through our operational activities, we are driving a range of R&D and other initiatives to help resolve global sanitation and hygiene problems as well as other social and environmental issues.

To meet and exceed society’s expectations for LIXIL, we must take active leadership as a global company of pioneering water and housing products. We will continue to support and implement the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and provide our expertise in areas of sanitation to help create safe and healthy living spaces for all, as envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Commitment to the UN Global Compact

LIXIL signed the UNGC in July 2013 in full support of the principles set out in the framework.

In order to help implement the UNGC Ten Principles in the four areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anticorruption, in FYE2022 we shared information with other parties as a member of Global Compact Network Japan working groups (supply chain, environmental management, training to instill the GC within the company, CSV, reporting, SDGs, and human rights due diligence).

Sustainable Development Goals

LIXIL reflects the SDGs approach in our CR Strategy. To help achieve the SDGs as part of our business, we focus on the three pillars of our CR Strategy: Global Sanitation & Hygiene, Water Conservation & Environmental Sustainability, and Diversity & Inclusion.

In July 2021, we participated as a private company representative in the United Nation’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and talked about the unique sustainable innovation generated by our SATO Toilet Solutions intended for use in emerging markets, as well as the importance of collaboration for improving global sanitary environments.

LIXIL was recognized in the 2nd Japan SDGs Awards for our contribution to solving sanitation and hygiene problems through our SATO business and by working with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international bodies to raise broader awareness of sanitation issues.

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Three Strategic Pillars and Their Relevance to the SDGs

LIXIL x SDGs NEXT STAGE

In December 2020, we launched LIXIL x SDGs NEXT STAGE to further accelerate action on the SDGs in partnership with our stakeholders, which include customers, business partners, local governments and residents, shareholders and investors, international organizations, NGOs, and non-profit organizations.

The project is especially focused on strengthening partnerships with LIXIL customers, the next generation, and business partners. To that aim, we disseminate information and hold events and campaigns related to the SDGs and LIXIL initiatives. We also post awareness-building videos and other materials on social media and YouTube.

LIXIL SDGs Ambassador

In December 2020, we appointed former Japan national football team player Atsuto Uchida as the LIXIL SDGs ambassador under the LIXIL x SDGs NEXT STAGE.

During his NEXT STAGE after retiring as an athlete, Uchida is looking to help tackle global issues and create a more habitable world for the next generation through his activities as the LIXIL SDGs ambassador.

In FYE2022, Uchida also participated in a special class at Iwamatsu Kita Elementary School in Fuji City, Shizuoka as part of the Cool de Peace project, an awareness-building activity for preventing indoor heatstroke and improving protection from the sun, and helped deepen children’s understanding.

In addition, the Atsuto Uchida’ SDGs School! Program on YouTube conveys information on various themes, such as sanitation and hygiene issues, climate change, and universal design.

Furthermore, as part of the Sanitation and Hygiene Action Project with Atsuto Uchida donation campaign designed to help achieve the SDGs, we convey information about the current situation with regards to toilets and handwashing habits around the world and relevant initiatives, and have also donated ¥700,000 to our MAKE A SPLASH! Global partnership with UNICEF.

Conveying SDGs-related information on YouTube

Conveying SDGs-related information on YouTube

Endorsing the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

In March 2019, LIXIL announced our support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In FYE2020, we participated in TCFD Consortium consisting of supporters in Japan. We also conducted a proactive scenario analysis for some of our businesses under the support program provided by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.

In FYE2022, we further expanded our target businesses and analyzed the opportunities and risks, while also proceeding to form countermeasures. We will strive to disclose information according to the TCFD recommendations.

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