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About the Kao Group

Kao’s global family of companies includes over 50 brands operating in 22 countries spanning North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.


The Kao Group’s mission is to strive for the wholehearted satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people globally and to contribute to the sustainability of the world, with products and brands of excellent value that are created from the consumer’s and customer’s perspective.


The Kao Group aims to be the global group of companies that is closest to the consumers and customers in each market, earning the respect and trust of all stakeholders

Global Perspective

Kao strives to deeply understand the different cultures and customs of each market and offer products and brands appropriately suited to the needs of local consumers.

Kao’s Commitment to Sustainability

In the face of global challenges like climate change, aging societies, resource scarcity and the management of materials such as plastics, consumers around the world have a growing desire for a gentler and more sustainable way of living.

More About Kao and Sustainability

Kao Products and Markets

As a manufacturer of consumer goods, Kao aims to integrate ESG as the foundation of its business management to accelerate business growth and create value for consumers and society by practising the Kirei Lifestyle among all its product range and services.

Industry Sectors

  • Cosmetic
  • Skin Care and Hair Care
  • Human Health Care
  • Fabric and Home Care ·
  • Chemical Products
  • Industrial Printing