Kao USA, Inc.
Replacing virgin fossil-fuel-based plastics with lower impact alternatives, wherever possible from recycled sources.
Responsible Fiber Sourcing
We support zero deforestation of habitats during the procurement of palm oil, paper, and pulp, among other things, by 2020.
Bio-based / Renewable Materials
Our Renewable initiatives include converting petroleum-based resins to bioplastics derived from renewable plant sources, such as polylactic acid and bio-polyethylene.
Reducing the amount of plastic used by making our packaging thinner and lighter, and reducing product volumes through concentration.
Increase shipment volumes per shipment: We are proactively making adjustments including impoving loading efficiancy, changing product sizes and using larger vehicles
Design For Recovery
Increasing the percentage of our plastic packaging by weight that is made from recycled resins, and the amount that is practically recyclable by consumers.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2030 Long term targets: 22% reduction compared to 2017.
Manufacturing / Operational Waste
Zero waste not for recycling from factories and offices by 2030
10% reduction in full lifecycle water use per unit sales and 40% in regions ith water scarcity by 2030 with 2017 baseline.
Renewable / Alternative Energy
2030 long-term target: 100% purchased power from 100% renewable sources
2030 Long term target: 1% reduction yearly in Energy consumption per sales unit.