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Kao by the Numbers

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History and scale

History

134 years in business (1887–2021)

134 years in business (1887–2021)

134 years in business (1887–2021)

Consolidated number of employees

33,409 ※As of December 31, 2020

33,409 ※As of December 31, 2020

33,409 ※As of December 31, 2020

Consolidated net sales

1,382.0 billion yen ※FY2020 ended December 31

1,382.0 billion yen ※FY2020 ended December 31

1,382.0 billion yen ※FY2020 ended December 31

Consolidated operating income

175.6 billion yen ※FY2020 ended December 31

175.6 billion yen ※FY2020 ended December 31

175.6 billion yen ※FY2020 ended December 31

Cash dividends per share

31 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2020 ended December 31

31 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2020 ended December 31

31 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2020 ended December 31

Products sold

over 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2020

over 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2020

over 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2020

For high quality products

R&D expenses

58.5 billion yen ※FY2020 ended December 31

58.5 billion yen ※FY2020 ended December 31

58.5 billion yen ※FY2020 ended December 31

Number of patents held

17,356 ※As of December 31, 2020

17,356 ※As of December 31, 2020

17,356 ※As of December 31, 2020

Product improvements with universal design considerations

7,687 ※Cumulative for 2012-2020

7,687 ※Cumulative for 2012-2020

7,687 ※Cumulative for 2012-2020

The environmental initiatives

Reduction rate for water usage

materials procurement, manufacturing, use, final disposal, recycling 15% reduced. ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2020

materials procurement, manufacturing, use, final disposal, recycling 15% reduced. ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2020

materials procurement, manufacturing, use, final disposal, recycling 15% reduced. ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2020

Reduction rate for CO2 emissions

11% reduced ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2020

11% reduced ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2020

11% reduced ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2020

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