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Kao Sustainability Statement

Based on our corporate philosophy, "The Kao Way," the Kao Group contributes to realizing a sustainable society by understanding the needs of the times and the community, and engaging in finding solutions to social issues through Yoki-Monozukuri, utilizing Kao's technology and know-how.

In the Kao Sustainability Statement, we defined the ways in which we plan to contribute to society.With this statement as our point of reference, the Kao Group proactively seeks the trust and support of our stakeholders, aiming to enhance our contributions to a sustainable society.

Kao Sustainability Statement

Kao's mission is to strive for the wholehearted satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people globally and to contribute to the sustainability of the society. By developing innovative products and services, we work to conserve the environment and foster well-being in the communities we serve now and in the future.

To do this, in partnership with our stakeholders, we promote a culture of integrity in everything we do and we provide a workplace that maximizes the potential of each and every one of our employees.

To advance our business responsibly and sustainably, we are focusing our efforts on the three key areas of Conservation, Community and Culture.

Three Key Areas and Target Fields


Kao commits to reduce our environmental impacts, to conserve biodiversity and to conduct environmental activities through community engagement so that we contribute to the conservation of the planet, as stated in the Kao Environmental Statement.

Reducing environmental impacts of our business activities

We work to understand and reduce the environmental impacts of our business activities through the whole lifecycle of the products, from raw materials procurement to production, logistics, sales, use and disposal.

Environmental activities in partnership with stakeholders

We partner in a broad range of environmental conservation activities with consumers, business partners, and communities, in line with the theme of "eco together".


Kao commits to make a positive difference in the communities we serve through our business and partnerships.

Engaging with communities through business

We build close connections with consumers by developing products that foster well-being in the communities we serve, focusing particularly on issues related to aging populations, health, cleanliness and hygiene.

Engaging with local communities through partnerships

We partner with local communities to improve quality of life. We empower employees to engage with their communities in the spirit of volunteerism.


Kao's people are our most important asset in successfully bringing to life our sustainability plans. We conduct business with integrity, respect diversity among our employees, and create new values for society through improvements and innovation in our products and ways of working.


By operating under the spirit of integrity handed down to us from our founder, we will build trust among all our stakeholders worldwide. We will promote a culture of integrity from our executives and employees, through to our external business partners.

Diversity & Inclusion

We will build a culture that respects the diversity of each and every one of our employees and allows them to work to the full extent of their potential and commitment.

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