To meet the needs of people, society, and the earth, both now and in the future, the research and development department is the driving force behind the constant creation of innovative, high-value products for Yoki-Monozukuri.
Through the integration of science and technology spanning a wide variety of fields, Kao conducts product development research and fundamental research with the goal of creating innovative products.
Within an open corporate culture which respects the autonomy of researchers, we employ matrix management that encourages the dynamic sharing of knowledge from many different fields.
With the expansion of global business, Kao has been actively promoting R&D efforts based on Yoki-Monozukuri in Asia, the Americas, and Europe.
Here is an introduction to our major activities and global network.