About Kao

To realize a Kirei World in which all life lives in harmony

For this Purpose, for us here at Kao, we consider sustainability as the only path forward.
We—as a company dedicated to protecting future lives—aim to make a positive contribution
to everyday life, to society, and to the planet.


Our Purpose and Value Creation

Introducing Kao’s Purpose, aspirations, five commitments to the future to tackle social issues, and corporate philosophy.

Our Core of Management

We are striving to promote social contribution and sustainable development by placing ESG-Driven Management, corporate governance, risk and crisis management, and compliance at our core of management.

Kao by the Numbers​

Consolidated net sales

1,551.1billion yen

FY2022 ended December 31

Consolidated operating income

110.1billion yen

FY2022 ended December 31

EVA® (Economic Value Added)

14.7billion yen

FY2022 ended December 31

R&D expenses

60.6billion yen

FY2022 ended December 31

Products sold

over 100 countries and regions

As of December 31,2022



As of December 31,2022

Patents held


As of December 31,2022

Trademarks held


As of December 31,2022

Brands (Consumer Products and Cosmetics)


As of December 31,2022

Kao Overview​

Find out more about Kao, including our company profile, executives, and the locations of Kao Group companies.

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