Water is the basis of life yet one of the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Currently, 2 billion people lack safely managed drinking water while 2.3 billion live in water-stress countries.

Yesterday’s annual World Water Day was about “accelerating change” to help solve the ongoing water and sanitation crisis – a crisis that is closely linked to progress in other major global sustainability challenges, including health, hunger, education, and economic development.

LIXIL Corporation, maker of pioneering water and housing products, is committed to progressing Sustainable Development Goal 6: to ensure access to water and sanitation for all. To deliver on its aim to “make better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere”,

LIXIL provides solutions that enable everyone to use water in more sustainable, smart, and safe ways and is leveraging its expertise to improve water access and quality and increase water security for communities and nature. 

Helping consumers save water with innovative products
LIXIL’s house of brands offers products that cater to many preferences and needs while helping reduce water consumption and increase water safety.

At the heart of LIXIL brand INAX lies cutting-edge technology. Its Navish hands-free faucet, for example, starts and stops water flow automatically, using its built-in sensor technology to reduce water consumption by 30% compared to traditional faucets.
New step change in water-saving technology

LIXIL brand GROHE has recently introduced its upcoming GROHE Everstream water-recycling shower system. Reusing the water within the showering process, it is designed to create a showering experience that meets all expectations while using as little fresh water as possible and far less energy. The shower system cuts water use by up to 75% and energy use by up to 66% for a 10-minute shower.

Scaling up efforts to build sustainable sanitation economies Established as one of the three focus areas in the Corporate Responsibility strategy, LIXIL’s sanitation initiatives aim to innovate solutions to improve sanitation and hygiene for 100 million people by 2025.

As part of this, LIXIL’s brand and social business SATO offers innovative, affordable toilet and handwashing solutions for underserved communities, and partners with organizations, and entrepreneurs, both globally and locally, to increase the availability of products. Just recently, SATO celebrated its first decade in operation, impacting the lives of more than 35 million people in 45 countries.