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Kao by the Numbers

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History and scale

History

135 years in business (1887–2022)

135 years in business (1887–2022)

135 years in business (1887–2022)

Consolidated number of employees

33,507 *As of December 31, 2021

33,507 *As of December 31, 2021

33,507 *As of December 31, 2021

Consolidated net sales

1,418.8 billion yen *FY2021 ended December 31

Consolidated operating income

143.5 billion yen *FY2021 ended December 31

Cash dividends per share

32 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2021 ended December 31

32 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2021 ended December 31

32 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2021 ended December 31

Products sold

over 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2021

over 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2021

over 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2021

For high quality products

R&D expenses

59.0 billion yen *FY2021 ended December 31

Number of patents held

17,356 ※As of December 31, 2021

17,356 ※As of December 31, 2021

17,356 ※As of December 31, 2021

The environmental initiatives

Water consumption

Raw material procurement, manufacturing, transportation, use, final disposal, recycling 5% increased Amount of water consumption across the entire product lifecycle* . * Compared to 2017, when new goals for 2030 were set. Rise is due to the increase in the sales of products that use whater during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as hand soap. As of December 31,2021

Raw material procurement, manufacturing, transportation, use, final disposal, recycling 5% increased Amount of water consumption across the entire product lifecycle* . * Compared to 2017, when new goals for 2030 were set. Rise is due to the increase in the sales of products that use whater during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as hand soap. As of December 31,2021

Raw material procurement, manufacturing, transportation, use, final disposal, recycling 5% increased Amount of water consumption across the entire product lifecycle* . * Compared to 2017, when new goals for 2030 were set. Rise is due to the increase in the sales of products that use whater during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as hand soap. As of December 31,2021

CO2 emissions

Raw material procurement, manufacturing, transportation, use, final disposal, recycling 4% reduced Amount of CO2 emissions across the entire product lifecycle* .  * Compared to 2017, when new goals for 2030 were set. As of December 31, 2021

Raw material procurement, manufacturing, transportation, use, final disposal, recycling 4% reduced Amount of CO2 emissions across the entire product lifecycle* .  * Compared to 2017, when new goals for 2030 were set. As of December 31, 2021

Raw material procurement, manufacturing, transportation, use, final disposal, recycling 4% reduced Amount of CO2 emissions across the entire product lifecycle* .  * Compared to 2017, when new goals for 2030 were set. As of December 31, 2021

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