The Kao group announced the Environmental Statement in 2009, which stipulates we promote "eco together," working with consumers, business partners and communities. In 2019, Kao also launched a new global ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) strategy, the Kirei Lifestyle Plan. We aim to contribute to society for the future through its implementation.
This contest has been held annually since 2010 in the hope that paintings and thoughts expressed by children around the world, on their sincere consideration of the environmental conservation around them, the earth and its future, will inspire people across the globe to lead and take action to changing sustainable lifestyles for a better world.
<About the 11th and 12th Contest Awards Ceremony>
The award ceremony for the 11th and 12th contests, which could not be held in Tokyo due to the overseas travel restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, was held online on March 27, 2022. 18 winners from around the world of the "eco together" -Planet Earth Grand Prix and the "eco together" -Kao Prize were invited and connected with Kao headquarters online to honor the winners and promoted mutual exchange.
Kao Painting Contest/10th anniversary "Children's thoughts"
Over the past 10 years, we have received more than 100,000 paintings and "thoughts on the painting" from children around the world. We hope that you will listen to the serious thoughts and voices of these children toward the future.