Kao Corporation announced that the "Kao Sustainability Report 2016" received the Award of Merit in Environmental Report section at the 20th Environmental Communication Awards, presented by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum.
The Environmental Communication Awards are designed to promote companies' environmental communications initiatives and improve the quality of such communications.
As stated in the Kao Environmental Statement in 2009, Kao Group is promoting initiatives to understand and reduce the environmental impacts of our business activities through the whole lifecycle of the products, from raw materials procurement to production, logistics, sales, use and disposal. Also Kao Group is partnering in a broad range of environmental conservation activities with consumers, business partners, and communities, in line with the theme of "eco together." "Kao Sustainability Report 2016" introduces the Kao Group's various efforts including them along with detailed performance data.
Kao 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.