Consumer Goods Manufacturers



Member since

3 April 2007


Kao Corporation

Kao's major products include such 'consumer products' as laundry detergents and shampoos; 'prestige cosmetics' that elicit natural beauty; and 'chemical products' that contribute to the development of various industries. By providing various kinds of products that arise from Yoki-Monozukuri (a strong commitment by all members to provide products and brands of excellent value for consumer satisfaction), we contribute to the satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people.
Our mission is 'to strive for the wholehearted satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people globally' through the Company's core domains of cleanliness, beauty, health and chemicals. Fully committed to this mission, all members of the Kao Group work together with passion to provide products and brands of excellent value created from consumer/customer's perspective. In so doing, we 'share joy with the consumer/customer.'
We aim to be 'a global group of companies that is closest to the consumer/customer in each market,' earning the respect and trust of all stakeholders and contributing to sustainable development of society.
  • Kao Chemical Corporation Shanghai
  • PT. Kao Indonesia Chemicals
  • Fatty Chemical (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Pilipinas Kao Incorporated
  • Kao Specialties Americas LLC
  • Kao Chemicals GmbH
  • Quimikao S.A. de C.V.
  • Kao (Taiwan) Corporation
  • Kao Industrial (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Kao Soap (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Kao Corporation S.A.
  • Kao USA Inc.
  • Kao Manufacturing Germany
  • Kao Singapore Private Ltd.
  • Kao Vietnam Co., Ltd.
  • Molton Brown Limited
  • PT. Kao Indonesia

ACOP Report Submissions

2016 kao corporation-ACOP2016.pdf 30.9 KB
2015 kao corporation-ACOP2015.pdf 28.2 KB
2014 kao corporation-ACOP2014b.pdf 24.0 KB
2013/2014 kao-corporation-ACOP2014.pdf 22.2 KB
2012/2013 KAO CORPORATION.pdf 19.2 KB
2011/2012 ACOP2012_CGM_4-0024-07-000-00-45.pdf -
2010/2011 ACOP 2011 - Kao Corporation.pdf -

Supply Chain Certification

26 Mar 2017 25 Mar 2022 MB,SG Japan 28 facilities: Kao Corporation Kashima plant, 20, Higashi fukashiba, Kamisu-shi, Ibaraki, Japan; Kao Corporation Wakayama plant, 1334 Minato, Wakayami-shi, Wakayama, Japan; Kao Soap (Malysia) Sdn. Bhd., Lorong Perusahaan Satu Prai Industrial Complex, 13600 Prai, Penang, Malaysia; Fatty Chemical (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Lorong Perusahaan Satu Prai Industrial Complex, 13600 Prai, Penang, Malaysia; Pilipinas Kao, Inc. Jassan Misamis Oriental Economic Zone Luz Banzon, Jassan, Misamis Oriental, 9003, Philippines; Pilipinas Kao, Inc. (Manila office), 7th floor Tower One & Exchange Plaza Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, 1226 Makati City, Philippines; Kao Chemicals GmbH, Kupferstrasse 1, Postfach 1165 46446 Emmerich-BRD F.R., Germany; Kao Corporation, S.A., Puig dels Tudons, 10, 08210 Barberà del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain; Kao Spain Mollet Plant, Bilbao, 35-61. 08100 - Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain; Kao Spain Olesa Plant, Carretera de la Puda, s/n. 08640 - Olesa de Montserrat (Barcelona), Spain; Quimikao S.A de C.V, Km 22.5 Carretera Guadalajara-El Salto, PO 14, 45680, Jalisco, México; Kao Specialties Americas, LLC, 243 Woodbine Street, P.O. Box 2316 High Point, NC 27261, USA; PT. Kao Indonesia Chemicals, Jalan Raya Tambun, KM. 42, Bekasi West Java 17510, Indonesia; Kao Chemicals GmbH (Office), Reeser Strasse 83, 46446 Emmerich am Rhein F.R., Germany; Kao USA Inc. 2535 Spring Grove Avenue 45214 Cincinnati, OH, UNITED STATES ; Kao Industrial (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 700/313 Moo 6, Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate Tambol Don Hua Roh, 20000 Amphur Muang, Chonburi THAILAND; Kao Chemical Corporation Shanghai, No.1500, Bei Song Road, 201111 Shanghai, Minhang District China; Kao(Shanghai)Chemical Industries No.345 Haijin Road, 201512 Shanghai, Jinshan District CHINA; Kao Trading Corporation Shanghai, No.1500, Bei Song Road, 201111, Shanghai, Minhang District, China; Kawasaki Plant, 1-2 Ukishima-cho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, 210-0862, JAPAN; Kao (Taiwan) Corporation, No. 6, Chung Hua Rd., Hsinchu Industrial Area Hukou Hsiang, Hsinchu Hsien, 30350, TAIWAN; Kao (Taiwan) Corporation (HQ), 10F, No. 2017, Sec. 3, Pei-Hsin Rd., Hsin-Tien District, 23143 New Taipei City TAIWAN; Kao Singapore Private Limited, 83 Clemenceau Avenue #16-08 UE Square 239920, SINGAPORE; Kao Manufacturing Germany GmbH, Zerninstrasse 12-18, Darmstadt, 64297, Germany ; Kao Manufacturing Germany GmbH, Pfungstadter Strasse 100, Darmstadt, 64297 Germany ; Molton Brown Limited, Green Street, Elsenham, Bishop's Stortford, CM22 6DS, United Kingdom ; Kao Cosmetic Products Odawara Co., Ltd., 5-3-28 Kotobuki-cyo, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa JAPAN ; Kao Corporation, 2-1-3, Bunka, Sumida-ku, Tokyo Kao_Corporation_Ja…

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    By 2020, Kao will work to obtain RSPO SCCS certification of Kao Group factories in order to build a traceable supply chain for the Kao Group.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    We publish "Sustainable Palm Oil Procurement Guidelines" under "Guidelines for Sustainable Procurement of Raw Materials" on the Web site.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    Please refer to "Sustainable Palm Oil Procurement Guidelines".
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
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