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2017/02/07

Kao Awarded Bronze Class in RobecoSAM's Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA)

Kao Corporation received Bronze Class award in the CSA made by RobecoSAM, a world-renowned research and evaluation company in the field of socially responsible investment (SRI).

RobecoSAM, based in Switzerland, annually evaluates the sustainability performance of leading global companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria, and announces the results in its Sustainability Yearbook. From among a total of some 3,400 companies evaluated for the 2017 Yearbook, RobecoSAM granted Gold Class awards to 77 companies, Silver Class awards to 82, and Bronze Class awards to 105, including Kao.

Based on the CSA made by RobecoSAM, Kao was also selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for three years in a row.

To enhance corporate value, the Kao Group has formulated objectives to be achieved by 2030, and established the Kao Group Mid-term Plan 2020 (K20) targeting the four years from FY 2017 to FY 2020. The Group will continue to strive for the wholehearted satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people globally and to contribute to the sustainability of the world by providing solutions to social issues and undertaking CSR activities through its business operations.

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