Kao has actively promoted voluntary chemicals management in accordance with SAICM* as a group-wide activity.We believe in a safe society where people around the world can enjoy the benefits provided by chemicals with peace of mind. To that end, the risks associated with chemicals should be properly managed. Through its environment, society and governance (ESG) initiatives, Kao wants to take the lead in responsible chemicals management to help actualize such a society by 2030.
Facilitate sustainable product development through collaboration across whole product life cycle (procurement of raw materials, development, manufacturing, distribution, sales, use, disposal/ recycling)
Improve assessment methods through collaboration with the government, academia, and related industries for the sound chemical management and minimization of risks for human health and the environment in society as a whole
Strengthen chemical risk management through whole product life cycle (procurement of raw materials, manufacturing, distribution and disposal) and ensure community safety and trust via communication
Share information on chemicals’ benefits and safety with stakeholders in society
Facilitate effective communication with all people around the world by keeping their diverse values and lifestyles in mind