Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

Our purpose at Kao is to realize a Kirei World in which all life lives in harmony. In order to achieve this, building upon the foundation of respecting human rights, we will continue to drive efforts in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Our Approach

At Kao, we are working to make a society in which all people can thrive authentically a reality.
We are committed to advancing our actions in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, by enhancing collaboration with our stakeholders, starting with our employees, and including business partners and all people, in our business through our brands, products and services

Key actions

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

At Kao, under the theme “recognize the uniqueness of each employee to create a better world” we aim to become an inclusive and equitable organization, where diversity is valued and is seen as our strength.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Our Business Partners

Kao will build a sustainable supply chain by sharing values and cooperating with all business partners involved in Yoki-Monozukuri* . Building upon the foundation of respecting human rights, we will drive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • * In Japanese, “yoki” means good or excellent, and “monozukuri” means making or craftsmanship. For us, Yoki-Monozukuri means an excellent creation process that is good for everyone involved and enriches the lives of consumers and customers.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Our Communities

At Kao, we aim to realize a Kirei society in which people are connected and fulfilled, through people-first Yoki-Monozukuri.

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