Kao Corporation announced today that it and its wholly owned subsidiaries Kao Australia Pty. Limited and Kao USA Inc., have signed an agreement to acquire the Bondi Sands® brands via the acquisition of Bondi Sands Australia Pty Ltd and related Bondi Sands companies.
Kao Corporation has been recognized, for the sixth consecutive year, as a Supplier Engagement leader for its initiatives in reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change across its supply chain through the Supplier Engagement Rating, organized by CDP, an international nonprofit organization that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse emissions.
The Ethisphere Institute, a leading US think-tank, has named the Kao Corporation one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Kao is the only Asian company to have made the list every year since Ethisphere began its ranking in 2007.
Kao has announced changes in the leadership of its global Cosmetics Business. As of January 1, 2023, Mark Johnson, currently Global President Molton Brown is appointed President Cosmetics Business AEMEA, taking on additional responsibility for the Kanebo and E’quipe Businesses in the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets.
Underlining its global commitment to reduce its carbon emissions to be net-zero by 2040, Kao signed The
Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by online retailer Amazon and environmental advocacy group
Kao Corporation released the English version of the Kao Integrated Report 2022, which presents ESG and
financial data in an integrated format, on its website on June 29, 2022, for the reference of our shareholders,
investors and other stakeholders.
Kao Corporation, a Japan-based Group whose brand portfolio includes Attack, Bioré, Goldwell, Jergens, John
Frieda, Kanebo, Laurier, Merries, and Molton Brown, released progress reports on its ESG (Environmental,
Social, and Governance) strategy—the Kirei Lifestyle Plan.
Kao has published its Web Accessibility Policy which aims for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA published by the World Wide Web Consortium, as part of its measures to
ensure web accessibility, which will start this year.
Kao Group’s mission of “As one, we create a Kirei life for all—providing care and enrichment for the life of all
people and the planet.” Our mission is at the center of everything we do and our hearts minds are with the all
those who are suffering as a result of this conflict. We donated EUR 500,000 through UNHCR, the UN Refugee
Agency for humanitarian assistance to those affected in Ukraine as well as baby diapers, sanitary products
and other items to help the people in the evacuation centers.
Kao Corporation has been recognized, for the fifth consecutive year, as a Supplier Engagement leader for its
initiatives in reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change across its supply chain by CDP.