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Kao Selected as a Health and Productivity Management Brand for the Third Consecutive Year

Kao Corporation was selected, for the third consecutive year, as a "health and productivity management brand" among listed companies in recognition of its outstanding health-conscious management by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

The program for selecting the "health and productivity management brand" was launched in 2015 through joint cooperation by METI and TSE as part of activities of the Japan Revitalization Strategy. It aims to recognize companies that set the management of employee health as a corporate management issue and actively implement relevant strategies. "Health and productivity management brand" companies are selected from among the companies listed on the TSE based on evaluation in five categories and their financial performance. The five categories are "management philosophy and policies," "organizational framework," "specific systems and measures for implementation," "assessment and improvement," and "observation of laws and risk management."

Kao will continue to make efforts to maintain the physical and mental health of employees and to contribute to realizing the enrichment of the lives of people through Yoki-Monozukuri* by taking the perspectives of consumers and customers.

  • * The Kao Group defines Yoki-Monozukuri as a strong commitment by all members to provide products and brands of excellent value for consumer satisfaction. In Japanese, Yoki literally means "good/excellent," and Monozukuri means "development/manufacturing of products."

About Kao

Kao creates high-value-added products that enrich the lives of consumers around the world. Through its portfolio of over 20 leading brands such as Attack, Bioré, Goldwell, Jergens, John Frieda, Kanebo, Laurier, Merries and Molton Brown, Kao is part of the everyday lives of people in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. Combined with its chemical division, which contributes to a wide range of industries, Kao generates about 1,500 billion yen in annual sales. Kao employs about 35,000 people worldwide and has more than 120 years of history in innovation. Please visit the Kao Group website for updated information.

Media inquiries should be directed to:

Corporate Communications Department
Kao Corporation

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