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The "Kao Way" embodies our corporate philosophy, and is the foundation of how we do business and how we work together at Kao. The Kao Way goes back to our founder Tomiro Nagase who laid down his core values and beliefs over a century ago. These values drive us from the long-term business plans to each business decision that we make every day. Accordingly, it acts as a guiding principle for all of us, bringing together the growth of our company and that of each of our employees. The Kao Way is an essential element in making the work we do more rewarding and instilling in us a sense of purpose.