MORROW, GA. — Governor Sonny Perdue recently honored TOTO USA with the 2010 Conserve Georgia Water Conservation Award. The award recognizes the company for leading the way in sustainable water use by developing water-saving plumbing fixtures, ensuring the highest levels of efficiency in its Morrow manufacturing plant, and educating employees, the community, and fellow businesses on the importance of water conservation and how to achieve it.
The Governor began the Conserve Georgia program in 2008 with the goal of encouraging a statewide “culture of conservation” that helps preserve and sustain the state’s natural resources for generations to come.
“Georgia is blessed with abundant natural resources,” said Perdue. “It’s important to the vitality of our state that we protect these resources for the future. Businesses like TOTO are leading the way in creating a culture of conservation, and it is my pleasure to recognize them for their accomplishments.”
"We are proud to recognize TOTO USA with the 2010 Conserve Georgia Water Conservation Award, acknowledging their commitment to promoting water efficiency in their facility, products, and community," said Chris Clark, chair of the Conserve Georgia Council and commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Over the past several years, TOTO has garnered numerous conservation awards, both local and national, for its commitment to environmental stewardship. The company shares its passion for environmental sustainability by serving in the leadership positions of organizations focused on energy- and water-efficiency, such as the United States Green Building Council, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, and the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a national organization dedicated to water efficiency that is spearheaded by the EPA.
The Conserve Georgia program was developed to foster a culture of conservation throughout the state of Georgia. Nine state agencies and authorities are working together with businesses, civic leaders, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and residents to make Georgia’s air, land, water, energy and wildlife resources more sustainable now and for generations to come. The program’s website — www.ConserveGeorgia.org — serves as a portal to help Georgians find information on a wide range of conservation resources and programs.