Kao Corporation has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for five years in a row, among the world's most renowned socially responsible investment (SRI) indices.
Kao received high evaluation for its efforts in the criteria of Product Quality and Recall Management and Codes of Business Conduct in the Economic category which also covers the Governance perspective. Kao's commitment to Product Stewardship and Environmental Reporting was lauded in the Environmental category, while its Social Reporting was highly evaluated in the Social Category.
Dave Muenz, head of the ESG Division, newly setup this July as part of an effort to achieve K20 goals, comments, "We are delighted to see Kao's ESG activities received so positively by the investment community. We will further our efforts to create a positive impact on the sustainability of society and for further business success."