Population growth, the development of the agricultural and livestock industry, and industrialization have led to water and air pollution becoming global issues. We can only create a sustainable society if we solve these problems and provide a greener world where everyone has access to safe water and air, and where people can live in harmony with nature. The Toray Group is committed to bringing about such a world by reducing and controlling the amount of water used in our manufacturing processes, actively preventing air and water pollution, keeping the water supply safe using water treatment membrane technology, and improving the indoor air environment using high-performance air filters. We are also focusing on environmental education, to raise awareness around environmental issues in the younger generation.
Restored natural environment
Providing safe water using membrane technologies
Toray supplies water treatment technologies for the desalination, purification, and reuse of water to address water scarcity and reduce environmental impacts.
Managing water usage at plants and preventing air and water pollution
Toray pursues greater reuse of water, purification of exhaust ventilation and wastewater, and appropriate management of chemical substances at its plants. In areas where water resources are particularly scarce, Toray takes additional steps to curb water intake.
Providing ultrafine filter fibers for cleaner air
Toray supplies proprietary ultrafine fiber non-woven fabrics that remove particulates from the air, delivering cleaner air around the world.
Inspiring interest in the environment
Toray supports education to raise awareness of environmental issues such as water scarcity.
A Materials World
Turn of the tide: tackling water scarcity with technology and common purpose
A MATERIALS WORLD #07
As the world’s water crisis intensifies, governments, business and communities are uniting to protect clean water sources, use them more responsibly, and even create new drinking water from the sea.
Membrane innovation turns seawater into freshwater
A MATERIALS WORLD #08
The global water crisis is being tackled with new technologies – with encouraging results. Specialized water-purification membranes can separate the salt from seawater and deliver clean water to millions of people worldwide.