TOTO named Clean Economy Leader by Brookings Institution

TOTO, a global leader in sustainable manufacturing and green business practices, has been recognized by the Brookings Institution as the leader in clean jobs creation in the Water Efficient Products sector for the greater Atlanta area.  According to Brookings’ recent report entitled, Sizing the Clean Economy:  A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment, the “’green’ or ‘clean’ or low-carbon economy” is defined as “that sector of the economy that produces goods and services with an environmental benefit.”  The coming Clean Economy, Brookings maintains, will define America’s low carbon future and provide employment opportunities for workers at all levels of the income and skills, making it an important element in America’s emerging economy.

“We are honored that our work to optimize green manufacturing protocols and provide jobs for the Clean Economy has been recognized by the esteemed Brookings Institution,” said Daijirio Nogata, President.  “Since our founding in 1917, protecting the global environment by conserving its finite natural resources has been our abiding mission.  Growing our Clean Economy workforce will continue to be a top priority.”

TOTO is pleased to add the Brookings Institution’s recognition as a Clean Economy leader to the numerous awards and recognitions it has received for its leadership in environmental sustainability, green business practices, and clean (or green) jobs creation. 

At the national level, the Environmental Protection Agency honored TOTO with its prestigious Water Efficiency Leader Award for outstanding leadership and innovation in water-efficient product development, sustainable manufacturing processes, and water conservation advocacy. 

At the state level, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue honored TOTO with the “Conserve Georgia Water Conservation Award” for its development of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, efficiency in its Morrow manufacturing plant, and educational programs that stress the importance of water conservation and how to achieve it.

At the local level, Mayor Kasim Reed honored TOTO with the City of Atlanta’s “Phoenix Award” for its green jobs creation, sustainable operations, and leadership in water efficiency technology.  Most recently, the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers honored TOTO as a “Best in Class – Business” for developing popular and affordable high-efficiency plumbing products; partnering with other businesses, including the United Parcel Service, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Buckhead, to generate significant water and energy savings; and developing green business practices that reflect a deep commitment to conservation and sustainability.