The Kao Group develops its consumer products business in four of its fields of business: Hygiene and Living Care, Health and Beauty Care, Life Care, and Cosmetics. In our Chemical Business, we develop a wide range of products that meet the various needs of industry. The Kao Group believes that through these businesses we can contribute to creating a sustainable world where all life can coexist and flourish.
FY2022 ended December 31
Kirei in our interactions and everything our lives touch
By offering products and services that keep clothing and home spaces clean and lessen the burden of housework, we contribute to creating living spaces where everyone can live with peace of mind.
We offer sanitary products for each life stage so that everyone can lead their lives how they wish at any age and in comfort no matter what the situation.
Kirei that makes life shine
Through daily hygiene practices and selfcare for physical and mental well-being that all people can maintain without difficulty, we contribute to realizing truly healthy lives, where people can express their individuality.
Along with protection and prevention against external factors such as infectious diseases and UV rays, we also offer products and information to boost the immune system for caring environmental stresses and creating safety and reassurance in everyday life.
Making life beautiful for salons, stylists and their clients
We believe in enriching the lives of hair stylists, salon owners and their clients.
Together, we are making life more beautiful with our salon brands, products and services.
Supporting health so people can lead happy and fulfilling lives
In view of the nature of issues people face, we take steps to realize self-cures and selfcare that fits their lifestyles and can be continued without special effort.
By bringing together mental and physical monitoring technologies and AI, we provide solutions that accurately suit the actual and potential needs of each person.
We offer solutions catering to professional hygiene needs for companies and organizations, thereby contributing to people’s safety.
Celebration of Individuality
Through the outstandingly distinctive identity of each of our brands, we are committed to the “beauty” and “individuality” of each person. We deliver hope and Kirei with solid science and our abundant sense.
Through beauty, hope and Kirei, we contribute to the realization of a “joyful” lifestyle culture and a society in which fulfilling lives are possible for all.
Through the power of chemistry, we create a future of Kirei for people, society and the planet
We strive to solve environmental and social issues through co-creation by integrating Kao’s various strengths with those of its customers and partners. In this way, we help create new value in the industry and realize social impact.
We contribute to initiatives for customers, industries and society to make a shift toward decarbonization and a circular economy by refining our sustainable materials and proposing new ecological solutions.
・Oleochemicals ・Fat and oil derivatives ・Surfactants ・Fragrance
・Water-reducing admixture for concrete ・Casting sand binders ・Plastics additives ・Process chemicals for various industries
・Toners/Toner binders ・Inkjet ink colorants, Ink ・Fine polishing agents and cleaner for hard disk ・Materials and process chemicals for semiconductor