Zero Waste

Inspired by a philosophy of “Wastefulness—Mottainai, never today, nor tomorrow.”, we aim to contribute to the realization of a zero waste society by ensuring that used products and product packaging are utilized to the maximum possible extent, if necessary by changing their function.

ESG keyword

  • Innovation in Reduction and Innovation in Recycling
  • The 4R principles (reduce, reuse, replace, recycle)
  • Realizing the resource-circulating society
  • Initiatives to reduce plastic usage
  • Reducing food waste
  • Initiatives that address both products and packaging

Contributions to the SDGs

Looking ahead to 2030, Kao is focused on the SDGs that have been agreed upon and adopted by the international community. As indicators for realizing a sustainable society, the SDGs set forth an integrated approach for improving the economy, society and the environment. Contributions by companies are considered extremely important to achieving the SDGs.
As indicated below, we are working to address the Kao Action topics set in the Kao ESG Commitments and Actions with the aim of achieving the SDGs.

Corresponding Sustainable Development Goals

SDGs GOAL 7:Affordable and Clean Energy

SDGs GOAL 14:Life Below Water

SDGs GOAL 15:Life on Land

SDGs GOAL 17:Partnerships for the Goals

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