Corporate Social Responsibility

Kao contributes to the satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people through "Yoki-Monozukuri"

- Kao's Approach to CSR

Kao's mission is "to strive for the wholehearted satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people globally". In carrying out this mission, Kao strives to globally promote CSR activities and thereby contribute to the sustainable development of society.

In implementing "Yoki-monozukuri", Kao evaluates the economic, environmental, and social elements at each stage, including product development, procurement, production, distribution, use, and disposal from the viewpoint of the sustainable development of society, and always seeks to make further improvements.

To improve the fairness and transparency of corporate activities, Kao discloses accurate and relevant information promptly and fairly, and promotes dialogue with a range of stakeholders, including consumers and customers, to monitor its operations from the viewpoint of society.

Kao conducts CSR Activities based on ethics and compliance with law.


We define "Yoki-Monozukuri" as "a strong commitment by all members to provide products and brands of excellent value for consumer satisfaction". In Japanese, "Yoki" literally means "good/excellent", "Monozukuri" means "development/manufacturing of products".

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