600 E. Water Street, Suite C Charlottesville, VA 22902

434.817.1424

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Kao USA, Inc.

Last Update: Jan 6th, 2021
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Statement Of Support

Replacing virgin fossil-fuel-based plastics with lower impact alternatives, wherever possible from recycled sources.

Responsible Fiber Sourcing

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Goal

We support zero deforestation of habitats during the procurement of palm oil, paper, and pulp, among other things, by 2020.

Bio-based / Renewable Materials

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Statement Of Support

Our Renewable initiatives include converting petroleum-based resins to bioplastics derived from renewable plant sources, such as polylactic acid and bio-polyethylene.

Material Efficiency

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Statement Of Support

Reducing the amount of plastic used by making our packaging thinner and lighter, and reducing product volumes through concentration.

Volumetric Efficiency

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Goal

Increase shipment volumes per shipment: We are proactively making adjustments including impoving loading efficiancy, changing product sizes and using larger vehicles

Design For Recovery

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Goal

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

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2030 Long term targets: 22% reduction compared to 2017.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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Goal

Zero waste not for recycling from factories and offices by 2030

Water Consumption

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Goal

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

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2030 long-term target: 100% purchased power from 100% renewable sources

Energy Consumption

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2030 Long term target: 1% reduction yearly in Energy consumption per sales unit.

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