Kao releases its Sustainability Report 2013

- Formulating the Kao Sustainability Statement -

Kao Corporation (President and CEO: Michitaka Sawada) released its Sustainability Report 2013 (HTML and PDF formats) on July 1, 2013. The report outlines the Kao Group's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities for fiscal 2012.

The Kao Group's mission is to strive for the enrichment of the lives of people globally while contributing to the sustainability of society through Yoki-Monozukuri, with products and brands of excellent value. The Group has formulated the "Kao Sustainability Statement" in order to clarify the sustainability policy and key areas of activities across the Group in order to further promote sustainability initiatives globally.
The Statement was formulated by using stakeholder input, giving consideration to global social issues as well as consistency with Kao Group business strategy. Three key areas of activities are: Conservation, where we further promote Kao Environmental Statement announced in 2009, Community, where we contribute to the society through our products and activities as a corporate citizen, Culture, where we conduct sound business practices with diverse employees and business partners. Hereafter, the Kao group will continue to work globally toward contributing to a sustainable society with this statement as a guide.

In addition to this statement, in its special features, the report presents Kao Group initiatives addressing social problems such as aging, health and environmental problems. It also elaborates on Kao's tradition of Yoki-Monozukuri - seen in initiatives dedicated to universal design for a diverse range of consumers, quality assurance, and the environmental protection throughout the product lifecycle. Other initiatives described in the Report relate to our stakeholders-consumers and customers, employees, local communities, suppliers, and shareholders and investors.

The "Kao Sustainability Report 2013" (HTML and PDF formats) is exclusively available at our website.
(in the Japanese language only)

Currently released versions are only available in Japanese; the English version of Kao Sustainability Report 2013 is scheduled to be published in early September.

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