We are promoting a strategic digital transformation (DX). By using the power of digital, which enables communication regardless of location or time, we will deliver the value of Yoki-Mono (good products) to customers in more timely and customized formats and strive to provide solutions that increase creativity to employees.
We carefully safeguard the environment and individuals at every stage of business, from product development to manufacturing, distribution, use and disposal, with part of our mission being to help realize sustainability in society.
Kao is able to respond promptly to change, and implements efficient management that is sound, fair and highly transparent; in order to realize ongoing enhancement of corporate value, Kao has set up and operates an appropriate management structure and internal control system, implements necessary measures in a timely manner and demonstrates accountability.
As conditions in the global environment become increasingly severe, we are taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions as part of our "eco together" activities conducted in collaboration with various stakeholders.
We appropriately manage chemicals using science-based risk assessment and risk management procedures across the entire product lifecycle from development, production and use through to disposal, aiming to minimize their significant adverse effects on human health and the environment. We will promote responsible chemicals management and contribute to the sustainability of society based on the Kirei Lifestyle Plan (KLP).
We have established 24 business- or region-specific (or country- or territory-specific) Information Security Committees (ISCs). These ISCs formulate common policies, rules and guidelines and take action to strengthen information security in order to protect information assets that include confidential information (trade secrets [TS]) and personal information as well as IT hardware, software and many kinds of data records.
At Kao, we are endeavoring to protect Research and Development (R&D) outcomes and effectively utilize the rights derived from these outcomes through cooperation between our Intellectual Property Division and research institutes to realize "Contributions to business and social through intellectual property (IP)."
We implement process safety and disaster prevention activities with the aim of ensuring the safety of employees and maintenance of safe, stable operations, stipulating matters relating to prevention of accidents, emergency response and strengthened security. Through these activities, we aim to completely eliminate accidents.
Responsible Care Activities
We vigorously implement Responsible Care (RC) activities, which are self-monitoring activities by companies engaged in the chemical industry, to ensure safety and environmental conservation in daily operations.
We strive to make improvements to our risk and crisis management system to respond both appropriately and promptly to changes in the business environment, to prevent risks from happening and to minimize damage and loss in cases where risks manifest.
We ensure transparency regarding taxes, as well as compliance with tax laws and regulations in every country and region. Furthermore, we also provide various types of education on proper tax management, with each and every employee working to raise tax compliance awareness.