Himeji Operations, Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation
In order to promote efficient use of water resources, Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation Himeji Operations replaced the wall faucets of the area for washing hands at its nine workshops with automatic faucets. As a result, the amount of water was reduced by 22 m3* per year.
This initiative contributes to both reducing resources used and mitigating global warming because it leads not only to effective use of water resources, but also to effective CO2 reduction with regard to energy for purifying water as well as to electricity used by automatic faucets. In addition, since the introduction of automatic faucets eliminates opportunities for persons to touch the faucets, this initiative also contributes to reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection.
* Annual reduction: -22 m3 per year (Estimated as follows).
-0.5 liters x number of times one person washes their hands per day (3 times) x 62 persons x 20 days x 12 months