The Goals Database
Kao USA, Inc.
Responsible Fiber Sourcing
We purchase only recycled paper and paper produced with considerations for sustainability for the paper and pulp used in Kao Group products, packaging materials and office paper by 2020. When using pulp other than waste pulp (virgin pulp), by 2020 we will purchase only pulp that is traceable to the source, and confirm zero deforestation at producers of wood materials through cooperation with suppliers and third-party organizations.
By 2020, Kao commits to zero deforestation at the source of wood fiber for raw materials. Kao will not contribute to development of any high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests or peatlands, regardless of the depth.
Renewable / Alternative Energy
Kao-owned plants (including Logistics Centers), such as Kao Corporation’s Wakayama Plant and the Atsugi Logistics Center, have begun introduction of solar panels (total generated electricity was 459 MWh in 2016). Plants are also considering solar photovoltaic power system installations for newly built structures.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2020 target: 35% reduction in energy consumption, per unit of sales (2005 baseline) We set the 2020 reduction targets for energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions pertaining to all Kao Group sites in 2013 and have aimed to achieve at least a 1% reduction each year.
We continue to reduce the raw materials used in packaging that becomes waste after product use by consumers.
To reduce the amount of packaging used, we are reducing the amount of resin used in packaging and making packaging more compact, for example by making contents more concentrated, and offering refill products. These activities comply with the ISO 18600 series on standardization of packaging and its environmental impact.
To contribute to reducing the volume of generated waste at retailers, we are working with the understanding and cooperation of retailers to reduce the amount of boxes used in the delivery of products.