On January 21st, Kao was named one of the Corporate Knights’ Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) for the second year in a row. Selected for the top 100 list from a pool of 7,395 companies chosen for evaluation in 2020, Kao was ranked the #4 out of 42 companies in the Corporate Knights Industry Group’s Personal Care and Cleaning Products category. Kao was recognized for its excellence in innovation capacity, employee retention as well as clean revenue, or revenue from all goods and services which have clear environmental benefits.
“We are honored to be included in the list two years in a row. We will continue to be committed to driving purposeful business and innovations that help consumers live more sustainable lifestyles, or the Kirei Lifestyle—a beautiful life inside and out” said Dave Muenz, Executive Officer ESG at Kao Corporation.
The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World is an index evaluating global companies’ sustainability performance developed by the Canadian media and research company Corporate Knights. Global 100 companies represent the top 1.3% in the world on sustainability performance. Selected from a pool of 7,395 companies, each are evaluated on a set of up to 21 quantitative key performance indicators across environmental, social and governance factors, weighted to reflect each industry’s impact profile.