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TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion in annual sales, announced today that its high-efficiency commercial wall-hung toilet, two ultra high-efficiency urinals, and wall-hung commercial lavatory have no Red List ingredients and are listed in the International Living Future Institute's (IFLI) Declare Products Database as "Red List Free.
The IFLI's Declare Program, often compared to nutritional labeling on packaged food, has three Declaration Status options—"Declared," "Living Building Challenge Compliant," and "Red List Free." If the ILFI finds a product contains an ingredient from the Living Building Challenge's (LBC) Red List, that ingredient is listed in red on the label, and the product is listed in the Declare database as "Declared." If it ascertains that a the product contains a Red List ingredient with a LBC exception, the exception is noted on the Declare label, and the product is listed as "LBC Compliant." If a product has no Red List ingredients—like TOTO's high-efficiency wall-hung commercial toilet, ultra high-efficiency urinals, and wall-hung commercial lavatory—it is listed as "Red List Free."
"Transparency is the 'secret ingredient' in all TOTO products. It's the TOTO Way," said Bill Strang, President of Operations for the Americas. "The IFLI's Declare program offers an important opportunity for us to share our company's industry leadership in products that contribute to healthy, environmentally-responsible design."
In addition to its "Red List Free" products, TOTO also announces three new PVC-free high-efficiency toilets (HETs) are "LBC Compliant," five new HETs are "Declared," and a new commercial undercounter lavatory is "Declared."
In new categories to earn Declare labels, TOTO announces four high-efficiency and ultra high-efficiency EcoPower sensor flush valves for both toilets and urinals are "LBC Compliant." Its EcoPower high-efficiency sensor faucet is "Declared."