Explore our unique CULTURE.

OUR WORK IS CHALLENGING AND REWARDING. We hire only the best. We strive to make an impact on the community. Our commitment to ethics and values is without question. Most of all, at Kao you will discover that our people can create change and make an impact.

JOIN US in enriching lives.

INNOVATION is everywhere at Kao!

TRUE TO THE SPIRIT OF OUR FOUNDER, MR. TOMIRO NAGASE, Kao has consistently delivered high-end products that provide value and satisfaction to our consumers. Whether developing a longer-lasting way to volumize hair, creating a facial foam with new skin-cleansing technology or offering a wet-skin moisturizer that saves time, Kao is committed to innovation within the beauty industry.

SUSTAINABILITY is a big part of our mission.

Conservation, Community and Culture are three core areas of focus at Kao.

Day-to-Day Activities:

The Kao Group is committed to activities contributing to the sustainability of society. Conservation, Community and Culture are three core areas of focus where we are best able to contribute to the solution of global social issues.

Kao’s philosophy of Conservation:

We’re committed to reducing our environmental impact, conserving biodiversity and conducting environmental activities through community engagement.

We work to understand and reduce the environmental impact of our business activities through the whole product lifecycle.

We partner with consumers, communities, and business partners on a broad range of environmental conservation activities.

Kao’s philosophy of Community:

Kao is committed to make a positive difference in the communities we serve through our business and partnerships.

We build close connections with consumers by developing products that enrich lives.

We partner with local communities and empower employees to also engage with their communities in the spirit of volunteerism.

Kao’s philosophy of Culture:

Kao’s people are the most important asset in successfully bringing to life our sustainability plans.

We operate under the spirit of integrity handed down from our founder and promote a culture of integrity, from executives and employees to external partners.

We build a culture that respects the diversity of every employee and allows them to work to the full extent of their potential and commitment.

About Kao Corporation

Kao is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. Our Beauty Care business is organized into three unique sectors - Mass, Salon and Molton Brown.

Our Mass Business Sector represents skin and hair care brands are recognized world-wide for their innovation and quality,
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