Kao creates high-value-added products that enrich the lives of consumers around the world. Through our portfolio of over 20 leading brands such as Attack, Bioré, Goldwell, Jergens, John Frieda, Kanebo, Laurier, Merries and Molton Brown, Kao is part of the everyday lives of people across the globe. Combined with our chemical division, which contributes to a wide range of industries, Kao generates about 1,500 billion yen in annual sales.
Founded in Japan in 1887 Kao's commitment to deliver high quality products that make life beautiful has continued for over 130 years. That is what drives our employees globally as well as in the region Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA).
This is the story of Kao, a global company founded a century ago, and the philosophy that drives us, to enrich every life that we touch. Founded by Tomiro Nagase, a pioneering business man, in 1887, Kao was built on a strong foundation of integrity and innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that is still lived in every part of the business today.
In the region Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Kao focuses on premium beauty brands across three distinct sectors: Salon Division, Consumer Division and Molton Brown.
Kao commits to better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU with membership of the Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0
As part of the company’s ESG strategy and Zero Waste mission, Kao has joined the Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 with the aim to support better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU.