Employee Wellbeing & Safety


The mental and physical health of our employees, which is the source of our business activities, is the foundation of an environment that promotes better work and is an important factor in maximizing individual growth and organizational strength. Kao will promote Health and Productivity. Management® to maximize the power and potential of employees, and will also provide good examples of this approach to workplaces, communities, and consumers.

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ESG keyword

Employee wellbeing

  • The Kao Group Health Declaration
  • Mid- to long-term health targets (Kao Health 2025)
  • Kao Group Health Day
  • GENKI Project
  • COVID-19 measures
  • Internal and external health events utilizing healthcare research findings
  • Mental health care
  • Smoking cessation support
  • Women’s health
  • Long working hours rectification and health management
  • Support for specified fertility treatment

Employees’ safety

  • Creating a pleasant working environment
  • Zero death and serious lost-time accidents
  • Zero occupational accidents
  • Reduction in lost time accident frequency rate
  • Reduction in total accident frequency rate
  • Zero lost work days due to occupational illness
  • Risk assessment of chemical substances
  • Introducing the ISO 45001 Management System
  • Emergency response

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 3:Good Health and Well-being

SDGs GOAL 8:Decent work and Economic Growth

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