TOTO introduced 10 new Sustainable Minds (SM) Transparency Reports for select high-efficiency commercial products. The company's new SM Transparency Reports showcase 15 products across four categories — toilets, sensor faucets, sensor flush valves and high-efficiency urinals.
Harnessing the life cycle assessment (LCA) results of TOTO's new commercial products, TOTO's SM Transparency Reports are the first to demonstrate this innovation in the design of ISO 14025 Type III environmental declarations. The objective of ISO 14025 environmental declarations is "to encourage the demand for, and supply of, products that cause less stress on the environment, through communication of verifiable and accurate information that is not misleading, that stimulates the potential for market-driven continuous environmental improvement."
To achieve this goal, SM Transparency Reports provide comprehensive information about a product, not only the required LCA and environmental data. They present functional and environmental performance information together in a cloud-based report. The environmental performance and LCA data is presented in an understandable format and made meaningful by enabling TOTO to describe what the company is doing to reduce its products' impact on the planet.
NSF International verified that TOTO's new SM Transparency Reports for select commercial products enable the company to accurately describe to the design-build community what it is doing to improve the environmental performance of its products. Armed with this information, the design-build community can evaluate and compare plumbing products from TOTO's portfolio and make informed greener purchasing decisions.
This year, TOTO developed SM Transparency Reports for its popular high-efficiency commercial toilets, EcoPower sensor faucets and flush valves, and high-efficiency urinals.
TOTO USA is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, in Kitakyushu, Japan. TOTO is the world's largest manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and fittings with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. Today, the company has 69 offices around the world and owns manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico, the US, China and Europe with an affiliated network of more than 80 production facilities worldwide. TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the US Environmental Protection Agency.