Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2021/11/01
Time period
  • November 2020  –  November 2021
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • President Message

    The Kao Group's core mission—to enrich the lives of people—remains unchanged. But at this moment in history, it is crucial that we focus on both supporting human lives and the global environment. We renew our commitment to making essential contributions to saving future lives. Kao Thailand’s ESG activities have also focused on sustainable living and human lives by tackling on the social issues especially in the area of “Cleanliness and Health”. As a leading manufacturer of personal care and household products, it is our determination and commitment to contribute to hygienic living and clean community with desires to bring back smile and happiness of all Thai people.
    Kao aims to be a company that sets the pace globally in creating maximum value with minimum resources: a concept of "maximum with minimum." This is our moment to harness the collective talent of the Kao Group's members and create a new future that will be brighter than we can even imagine.

    Yuji Shimizu
    President Kao Industrial (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • Kao Industrial (Thailand) is one of the Kao Group subsidiary has adopted the Kao Human Rights Policy in line with the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights and undertakes initiative for respecting human rights through the whole process of Yoki-Monozukuri. The policy states that we support and respect international norms of behavior on human rights, undertake initiatives including conducting human rights due diligence and educating employees.

    More information and Kao Human Rights Policy please see on:
    https://www.kao.com/global/en/sustainability/topics-you-care-about/humanrights/
    https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/kao-humanrights-policy.pdf

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • Kao Industrial (Thailand) implement initiative that promote respect for human rights in all of our corporate activities. We recognize the importance of continuing to further enhance these activities through dialogue with a wide range of relevant stakeholder, including employees, suppliers, consumers, etc. We make us of a variety of opportunities and methods to communicate with employees, suppliers, consumer, shareholders, business partners, local communities, government agencies, etc., endeavoring to ensure that they understand our policies and ethical standards.

    More information and Kao Human Rights Policy please see on:
    https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/klp-pr-2021-e-28.pdf

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • Please see more information of mid to long term target and result on the link:
    https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/klp-pr-2021-e-08.pdf

Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • Kao Industrial (Thailand) has complied the Kao Group policy which has established the "Kao Human Rights Policy" in line with the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights. The policy states that we support and respect international norms of behavior on human rights such as those stipulated in the International Bill of Human Rights, undertake initiatives including conducting human rights due diligence and educate employees, and make efforts to fulfill our responsibility to respect human rights throughout our entire business.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • We have "Kao Business Conduct Guidelines" which provides specific guidance on how to put the Kao Way into practice, includes provisions relating to respecting human rights and zero tolerance against child labor, human trafficking and force labor.
    In addition, in the Guidelines for Supplier's Assessment we respect our suppliers to implement measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination and to ban forced labor. child labor and illegal labor, and accept such responsibilities. Matters relating to the preservation of the environment and respect of human rights and labor rights are specified in our contracts concluded with suppliers. In these way Kao Group includes Kao Industrial (Thailand) promote respect for human rights throughout the entire supply chain of our products in Japan, Thailand and the rest of the world.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • Please see more information of mid to long term target and result on the link:
    https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/klp-pr-2021-e-08.pdf

Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • From selecting materials to waste disposal, and everything in between, how much impact do products have on the environment? The standards for objectively measuring this process are referred to as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). we take to reduce the environmental impact across the product life cycle. Kao is engaged in pursuing 'eco together' with you and all the people that use our products.
    Kao Products are design for everyday use, in homes around the world. With "eco together" as the theme for our activities with various stakeholders, we must work together with customer, business partners and all of society to reduce CO2 emissions and water consumption across the lifecycle of Kao products.

    More information about Kao's environment related policy;
    - Kao Environmental Statement: https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/environmental-statement.pdf
    - Basic Principle and Basic Policies on Environment and Safety: https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/environment-safety-principle-policies.pdf
    - Basic Policies on Conservation of Biodiversity: https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/biodiversity-basic-policy.pdf
    - Designing Eco-Friendly Products: https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/eco-friendly-products-policy.pdf

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement environmental policies, address environmental risks and respond to environmental incidents.

  • Please see our 2020 innitative on Kao Integrated report - Making the world healthier and cleaner (page 87 onward, https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/klp-pr-2021-e-all.pdf)

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates environmental performance.

  • Please see more information of;
    - mid to long term target and result on the link: https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/klp-pr-2021-e-08.pdf
    - ESG Data (Environment): https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/doc/sus-db-2021-e-data.xlsx

Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • Please see the information of Kao Corporate Governance Policy on https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/klp-pr-2021-e-all.pdf

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • Please see the information of Kao Corporate Governance initiative on 2020 on https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/klp-pr-2021-e-all.pdf

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • Please see more information of mid to long term target and result on the link:
    https://www.kao.com/content/dam/sites/kao/www-kao-com/global/en/sustainability/pdf/klp-pr-2021-e-08.pdf