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Membership No.





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.
  • Fatty Chemical (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Kao (Taiwan) Corporation
  • Kao Chemical Corporation Shanghai
  • Kao Chemicals GmbH
  • Kao Corporation S.A.
  • Kao Do Brasil Representacao Comercial Ltda
  • Kao Industrial (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Kao Manufacturing Germany
  • Kao Singapore Private Ltd.
  • Kao Soap (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Kao Specialties Americas LLC
  • Kao USA Inc.
  • Kao Vietnam Co., Ltd.
  • Molton Brown Limited
  • Pilipinas Kao Incorporated
  • PT. Kao Indonesia
  • PT. Kao Indonesia Chemicals
  • Quimikao S.A. de C.V.

ACOP Report Submissions

2017 kao corporation-ACOP2017.pdf 31.9 KB
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 -

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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