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 is aiming to reduce its CO2 Emissions to zero by 2040, and to be carbon negative by 2050
Kao has set new targets for realizing a decarbonized society and is aiming to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to zero by 2040, and become a carbon negative company by 2050.
Kao releases consolidated financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021
Consolidated financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021