In June 2009, we announced the Kao Environmental Statement, which stipulates we will promote "eco together," working with society such as local communities, NGOs and government, business partners such as suppliers and outsourcing partners, consumers and other stakeholders across the lifecycle of Kao products - from materials procurement and manufacturing, to distribution, sales, usage and final disposal.
This Statement expresses our basic policy, based on awareness of the need for ecologically-responsible management as humankind faces increasingly serious issues such as global warming, resource shortages and loss of biodiversity. Our medium- to long-term business strategy will focus on manufacturing that reduces environmental impact and on ecology-centered management as we continue meeting our responsibilities as a user of chemicals.
Kao products are designed for everyday use, in homes around the world. With "eco together" as the theme for our activities with various stakeholders, we must work together with customers, business partners and all of society to reduce CO2 emissions and water consumption across the lifecycle of Kao products.
To achieve substantial reductions in CO2 emissions and water consumption, we need to move forward in eco-innovation and develop new environmental technologies. Our new Eco-Technology Research Center (ETRC), opened in June 2011, is an all-round research and development center in the environmental field. To achieve ecology-centered management, we will also actively work to develop next-generation environmental technologies.
Kao Environmental Statement
Kao has declared that it will undertake "eco together" as its new mission, positioning ecology at the core of management. Kao is striving for the wholehearted satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people globally in the fields of cleanliness, beauty and health.
Environmental Statement: 'eco together' in Action
All of us at Kao will engage in pursuing its own eco-efforts together with consumers/customers, business partners, and society.
Environmental Statement: Medium-term Objectives
We have established our goals for 2020 with regard to cutting CO2 emissions and water use, stricter control of chemicals, and helping retain biodiversity.
SAICM Promotion Policy
Kao promotes the sound chemical management in accordance with SAICM.
Basic Policies on Conservation of Biodiversity
Kao has implemented its Basic Policies on Conservation of Biodiversity to promote actions concerning biodiversity.