People make a business. And it’s our people’s personalities, beliefs and attitudes that create our culture and drive our business success. We are all the face of Kao, the faces behind our brands and services.
Even today our people are driven by the same values instilled by our Japanese founder, Tomiro Nagase in 1887. As the first face of Kao, he had an innate entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for innovation and a deeply embedded code of integrity.
He handed down to us the key values and beliefs still shaping our corporate culture today, the Kao Way:
Yoki-Monozukuri – the commitment to continuous innovation and ongoing improvement that never lets us accept the status quo.
Genba – the never-ending curiosity to really understand the needs of our consumers and customers.
Integrity – the belief that it is important to do the right thing and walk the right path.
As an employer, we have created a place of work that is driven by these principles and therefore is inventive, entrepreneurial and respectful but above all great fun.
If you believe that what we do helps to make life beautiful and you love the challenge of bringing new ideas to fruition, then you will be energised, productive and get huge satisfaction from your career with Kao.
At Kao people are at the heart of what we do. In this film, colleagues from around the business talk about what they love about working at Kao, from the support, collaboration and team spirit to the opportunities on offer to shape their career and truly make a difference. This is what we believe in as an employer and what makes Kao the preferred place to work for our employees.
Associate Director Global Education, Kao Salon
In her role as Associate Director Global Education, Claire Wilson found her dream job.She explains how her own unique journey with Kao developed her skills and why helping stylists to develop and grow is something she’s passionate about.