TOTO is making stern efforts to remove harmful substances from all the products we provide to customers, based upon applicable laws and regulations (the Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc.*and the Industrial Health and Safety Law) and demands from the market. Our goal is to reduce to the barest minimum the effects of chemical substances on our bodies and the Earth. We also work together with our suppliers and utilize green procurement to ensure the products and parts delivered to the TOTO Group are also carefully managed in regards to harmful chemicals.
* Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. This act governs reviews and regulations on manufacturing in regard to chemical substances.
Reducing the emission of formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from products
TOTO takes measures to control the emission of formaldehyde and VOC, as these substances are considered to be causal substances of sick building syndrome. The 2002 amendment to the Building Standards Act stipulates regulations for the use of formaldehyde and chlorpyrifos. In line with this, TOTO uses materials of the highest grade in the building materials classification (F☆☆☆☆), which are characterized by very low formaldehyde emissions, in all products to which the said amendment may apply. We use no chlorpyrifos and prohibit the use of any material containing chlorpyrifos. We also comply with the 4VOC Standard (toluene, xylene, ethylbenzene and styrene), which was set voluntarily by the industries of building materials and housing equipment in 2008. Compliant products are described on the label as “Compliant with 4VOC Standard (wooden building material).”
Environmental Contribution through Air Purification Performance
HYDROTECT is an innovative solution for a cleaner environment both outside and inside homes and businesses through photocatalytic processes that use only natural resources such as water and light. It has self-cleaning effect for building facades and also cleans air by removing nitrogen oxides(NOx)emitted by cars and industrial activities.