We at the Kao Group are shocked by the crisis in Ukraine and deeply saddened for the people of Ukraine and the millions of people forced to flee their homes.
Joining the global call for support in this humanitarian crisis Kao Corporation made a donation of €500,000 to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency for humanitarian assistance to those affected in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
We also plan to donate Kao products such as disposable baby diapers, personal hygiene and sanitary products through Japanese industrial associations and other organisations to help people in Ukraine and in evacuation centeres in any way we can.
All Kao Group employees extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Ukraine. We will closely monitor the situation and decide on further measures.
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 1,420 billion yen in annual sales. Kao employs about 33,500 people worldwide and has 135 years of history in innovation. Please visit the Kao Group website for updated information.