Kao conducts purchasing with fairness, legal compliance and the highest ethics.
Policies for Procurement
We conduct purchasing with fairness, legal compliance and the highest ethics.
In order to achieve a sustainable society, we give full consideration to preservation for natural resources, conservation, safety and human rights, striving to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities.
Supply Chain ESG Promotion Guidelines
We are committed to securing the traceability of its supply chain by working together with our suppliers. We will work to advance resource conservation, environmental protection and safety, and respect for human rights.
Guidelines for Supplier's Assessment
We consider suppliers as our business partners vital to Yoki-Monozukuri and undertake procurement activities according to Guidelines for Supplier's Assessment.
Guidelines for Sustainable Procurement of Raw Materials
We recognizes the issues involved in achieving sustainable development, including limits on resources, environmental problems and human rights issues, and strives for sustainable procurement of raw materials.
Fairness in Transactions
We conduct supplier satisfaction surveys to ensure that our procurement activities are carried out in fairness with strict compliance with laws such as the Subcontract Act and corporate ethics.
Cooperation with Suppliers
We promote globally procurement by strengthening partnerships with our suppliers, who are vital to Yoki-Monozukuri.
Our Efforts for Sustainable Procurement
Recognizing that Kao business depends on natural capital, we are reducing quantities and switching to other options, where possible for the raw materials that depend on resources with medium to long-term constraints.
Procurement Initiative Progress Report
We report yearly progress of sustainable procurement.
Contact Desk for Raw and Packaging Materials and Equipment Proposals
We actively seek a broad range of proposals for new and biodiversity-conscious raw and packaging materials and equipment.