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Kao by the Numbers

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History and scale

History

133 years in business (1887–2020)

133 years in business (1887–2020)

133 years in business (1887–2020)

Consolidated number of employees

33,603 ※As of December 31, 2019

33,603 ※As of December 31, 2019

33,603 ※As of December 31, 2019

Consolidated net sales

1,502.2 billion yen ※FY2019 ended December 31

1,502.2 billion yen ※FY2019 ended December 31

1,502.2 billion yen ※FY2019 ended December 31

Consolidated operating income

211.7 billion yen ※FY2019 ended December 31

211.7 billion yen ※FY2019 ended December 31

211.7 billion yen ※FY2019 ended December 31

Cash dividends per share

30 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2019 ended December 31

30 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2019 ended December 31

30 consecutive fiscal years of increase. No.1 among Japan's public companies. ※FY2019 ended December 31

Products sold

over 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2019

over 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2019

over 100 countries and regions ※As of December 31, 2019

For high quality products

R&D expenses

59.1 billion yen ※FY2019 ended December 31

59.1 billion yen ※FY2019 ended December 31

59.1 billion yen ※FY2019 ended December 31

Number of patents held

16,991 ※As of December 31, 2019

16,991 ※As of December 31, 2019

16,991 ※As of December 31, 2019

Product improvements with universal design considerations

6,574 ※Cumulative for 2012-2019

6,574 ※Cumulative for 2012-2019

6,574 ※Cumulative for 2012-2019

The environmental initiatives

Reduction rate for water usage

materials procurement, manufacturing, use, final disposal, recycling 23% reduced. ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2019

materials procurement, manufacturing, use, final disposal, recycling 23% reduced. ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2019

materials procurement, manufacturing, use, final disposal, recycling 23% reduced. ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2019

Reduction rate for CO2 emissions

18% reduced ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2019

18% reduced ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2019

18% reduced ※Per unit reduction rate across the entire product lifecycle (2005 baseline) ※As of December 31, 2019

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