Effective Corporate Governance


Kao is constantly reviewing its highly transparent corporate governance practices in order to become Kao, a company with a global presence. As an integral part of these efforts and the foundation of our corporate activities, we act in accordance with the law and ethics, and conduct our business activities with integrity while responding to changes in society. This policy is positioned as the first item—walking the right path—of the “VALUES What we believe in” of the Kao Way, our management philosophy, as the teachings of our founder, and we will continue to steadily carry out our business and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies in accordance with this policy.

ESG keyword

  • Integrity
  • Compliance risk reduction
  • Harassment prevention
  • Compliance reporting and consultation
  • Kao Business Conduct Guidelines
  • Inclusion in the World’s Most Ethical Companies®

Contributions to the SDGs

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.

Corresponding Sustainable Development Goals

SDGs GOAL 8:Decent work and Economic Growth

SDGs GOAL 16:Peace,Justice and Strong Institutions

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