Kao conducts analytical scientific research to establish the facts, leading, for example, to the development of functional materials for innovative products.
Kao engages in fundamental research concerning the origins of life through academic research and safety evaluation research, thus promoting consumer peace of mind and inspiring confidence.
Kao engages globally in research aimed at enhancing technology during production stages, lowering environmental impact and adding higher value to products.
Kao engages in the development of packaging and tools from the perspective of consumers and that bring an added sense of fullness to people's lives. It also works on developing fragrance that combine science and human sensitivities.
Kao engages in product development that maintains awareness of environmental conservation and human safety issues with the goal of realizing a sustainable society.