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Respecting Human Rights

The Kao Group adopted the Kao Human Rights Policy in line with the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights and undertakes initiative for respecting human rights through the whole process of Yoki-Monozukuri. The policy states that we support and respect international norms of behavior on human rights, undertake initiatives including conducting human rights due diligence and educating employees.

As a member of The Consumer Goods Forum(CGF), a global industry network of 400 retailers and manufacturers, the Kao Group supports the CGF's Forced Labour Resolution and its Priority Industry Principles: to ensure freedom of movement, that no worker should pay for a job, and that no worker should be indebted or coerced to work.

The Kao Human Rights Policy targets all business activities (including M&A and entry into new projects).

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