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 anti-corruption, in FYE2021 we shared information virtually with other parties as a member of Global Compact Network Japan working groups (environmental management, reporting, SDGs, and CSV).

The logo of ”We Support UN Global Compact”

The UNGC was proposed in 1999 by then Secretary-General Kofi Annan to encourage companies and other organizations to pursue voluntary actions to promote sustainable growth as good social citizens.

Endorsing the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure

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 proactive scenario analysis under the support program provided by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment to help companies perform scenario analysis of climate-related business risks and opportunities in line with TCFD recommendations. Going forward, we will seek to strengthen our TCFD response and expand relevant operations to further improve information disclosure and earn greater stakeholder trust.

TCFD logo

Sustainable Development Goals

LIXIL reflects the SDGs approach in its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Strategy and uses the goals as a major guideline when forming management decisions. The SDGs are a set of concrete action plans outlined in “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” the outcome-oriented document adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, consisting of 17 global goals and 169 targets to be achieved for sustainable development.

To help achieve the SDGs as part of its business, LIXIL focuses on the three pillars of its CR Strategy: Global Sanitation & Hygiene, Water Conservation & Environmental Sustainability, and Diversity & Inclusion.

LIXIL was recognized in the 2nd Japan SDGs Awards for its contribution to solving hygiene problems through its simple SATO Toilet Solutions intended for use in emerging markets and by working with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international bodies to raise broader awareness of sanitation issues.

LIXIL’s 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 will disseminate information and hold events and campaigns related to the SDGs and LIXIL initiatives. We also plan to 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. Uchida became interested in helping to solve social issues after watching his former teammates at the Schalke football club in Germany getting involved in community service.

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: “My goal is to learn more about the SDGs and LIXIL initiatives myself while working with LIXIL to communicate the importance of these activities to more people worldwide.”

If we can encourage more LIXIL customers and children to join Uchida in learning about global issues, the SDGs, and LIXIL initiatives in this field, we will widen the circle of interest and action and improve our impact on the SDGs.

Atsuto Uchida

Atsuto Uchida

Uchida and children learning about environmental issues at an event

Uchida and children learning about environmental issues at an event

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