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To develop sustainable local communities and a society that uses water effectively into the future, not only are the business activities of corporations important but the role of civic activities is also essential.
To that end, we established the TOTO Water Environment Fund to support the activities of organizations that are working to preserve the global environment and create sanitary and comfortable living environments. Through this fund and other measures, we are contributing to the resolution of issues in local communities as well as their sustainable development.
Aiming to build, support and live in coexistence with a better society, TOTO has been promoting citizen initiatives under the theme of "Creating a New Culture for Life and Water" since FY2005. Each year the scope of such activities increases, not only because of our financial support but because of information sharing and direct participation in events by TOTO Group employees.
To celebrate our 90th anniversary, we started an Acorn Reforestation Project in fiscal 2006. TOTO Group employees pick up acorns, nurture them at the plant or their homes and return the saplings to the forest with the help from people from local communities. The participants also keep the area clear by cutting the grass after planting.

Cleaning and Tree-planting activities

We are conducting local cleaning activities at each business site to contribute to pleasant community development.

Environmental education aimed at children

We are implementing environmental education aimed at children, such as lessons held at local elementary schools. These activities communicate the importance of the local environment and water resources through familiar areas where water is used in daily life.

Water environment conservation activities in China

In 2008, we established TOTO China Water Environment Fund under the China Environmental Protection Foundation. We provide water-saving educational activities , donate sanitary facilities to orphan asylums and more.

Environmental activities at overseas business sites

Employees at all TOTO business sites participate in environmental activities with close ties to the locality.