Kao believes that it is important for people around the world to enjoy the benefits provided by chemicals and to have safety and peace of mind in society with the proper management of the risks of chemicals. Through its ESG (environmental, social, and governance) initiatives, Kao will take the lead in responsible chemicals management to help realize a sustainable society.
For Safer Use of Chemicals
Considering a Global Framework on Chemicals (SAICM/GFC* ), Kao diligently promotes safer use of chemicals.
*In 2023, GFC succeeded to SAICM (2006-2020)
SAICM: Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management
GFC: Global Framework on Chemicals – For a Planet Free of Harm from Chemicals and Waste
Looking ahead to 2030, Kao is focused on the SDGs that have been agreed upon and adopted by the international community. As indicators for realizing a sustainable society, the SDGs set forth an integrated approach for improving the economy, society and the environment. Contributions by companies are considered extremely important to achieving the SDGs.
As indicated below, we are working to address the Kao Action topics set in the Kao ESG Commitments and Actions with the aim of achieving the SDGs.