Kao by the Numbers

Company History and Scale

Since our founding in 1887, we have been by customers’ side, offering cleanliness, beauty and health for over 130 years. We will continue to enrich the lives of people around the world.


Consolidated number of employees

Consolidated net sales

Consolidated operating income

Products sold

Number of patents held

R&D expenses

For the Earth and Society in the Future

We wish for a brighter future, for people and for the world. This is why we are focusing our energies on environmental activities, developing products that are easy for anyone to use, and providing education to children on cleanliness and sanitary practices.

Product improvements incorporating universal design considerations

Water consumption

Support to establish cleanliness and sanitary practices

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