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Kao by the Numbers

History and scale

History

132 years in business (1887–2019)

132 years in business (1887–2019)

132 years in business (1887–2019)

Consolidated number of employees

33,664 ※As of December 31, 2018

33,664 ※As of December 31, 2018

33,664 ※As of December 31, 2018

Consolidated net sales

1,508.0 billion yen ※FY2018 ended December 31

1,508.0 billion yen ※FY2018 ended December 31

1,508.0 billion yen ※FY2018 ended December 31

Consolidated operating income

207.7 billion yen ※FY2018 ended December 31

207.7 billion yen ※FY2018 ended December 31

207.7 billion yen ※FY2018 ended December 31

Cash dividends per share

29 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2018 ended December 31

29 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2018 ended December 31

29 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2018 ended December 31

Products sold

about 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2018

about 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2018

about 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2018

For high quality products

R&D expenses

57.7 billion yen ※FY2018 ended December 31

57.7 billion yen ※FY2018 ended December 31

57.7 billion yen ※FY2018 ended December 31

Number of patents held

16,893 ※As of December 31, 2018

16,893 ※As of December 31, 2018

16,893 ※As of December 31, 2018

Product improvements with universal design considerations

5,658 ※Cumulative for 2012-2018

5,658 ※Cumulative for 2012-2018

5,658 ※Cumulative for 2012-2018

The environmental initiatives

Reduction rate for water usage

materials procurement, manufacturing, use, final disposal, recycling 21% reduced. ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2018

materials procurement, manufacturing, use, final disposal, recycling 21% reduced. ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2018

materials procurement, manufacturing, use, final disposal, recycling 21% reduced. ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2018

Reduction rate for CO2 emissions

17% reduced ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2018

17% reduced ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2018

17% reduced ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2018

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