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Japan manufacturer of personal care, cleaning products and specialty chemicals.

Ticker: 4452-TO ISIN: JP3205800000
Address: 1-14-10, Nihonbashi KayabachoChuo-ku , Japan , Tokyo , TKY , 103-8210 Website: KAO CORP
Phone #: 81-3-36607111 CSR Web Area: SUBSCRIPTION INFO

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KAO CORP 66 66 64 73 56
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
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KAO CORP 96% 88% 76% 92% 61%
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
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KAO CORP 90% 92% 81% 41% 80% 94%
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KAO CORP 93% 88% 96% 28% 80% 84%
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.6537 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 1418.2487 NA
BSI 50 65.2711 88.4717 NA
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Enterprise Value NA 7109.6087 NA NA
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Enterprise Value 2013 0 5317.4467 435750.9811
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Brand Value 2014 10 792.4242 87304 A brand strength is assessed by using our Brand Strength Index framework. This benchmarks the strength, risk and future potential of a brand relative to its competitors by assessing input measures, brand equity measures, and output performance across four
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0. Further Information NA NA NA NA
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA Kao. The Company is a Japan-based company that operates through two business segments: Consumer Product and Chemical. The Consumer Product segment has three divisions. The Beauty Care division offers prestige cosmetics; premium skincare products such as f NA NA
5.1e Identified climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA 5e-1,2,3,4,5,6,7The size of the Japanese laundry detergent market is approximately 150 billion yen, and our share in this category is at its highest level. The operating profits of our Fabric & Home Care business, including laundry detergents, account for NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA NA
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA 6a-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10To locate new opportunities and develop related products and technologies, we seek new themes through close information exchanges between different divisions such as the Business Division and the R&D Division. In addition, in the R& NA NA
6.1c Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
14. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA 6c-1,2,3,4,5If we do not engage in opportunity-management activities, it is very likely that sales and profits in the Beauty Care business and the Fabric & Home Care business, which have an aggregate of more than 820 billion yen of sales and more than 70 NA NA
6.1e Identified opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA 6e-1,2,3,4,5,6If we do not engage in opportunity-management activities, it is very likely that our group-wide sales of 1.21 trillion yen and operating profits of about 110 billion yen will decrease. The Fabric & Home Care business has strived to expand it NA NA
13. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA NA
11.1. Do you consider that the grid average factors used to report Scope 2 emissions in Question 8.3 reflect the contractual arrangements you have with electricity suppliers? NA Yes NA NA
11.1a. You may report a total contractual Scope 2 figure in response to this question. Please provide your total global contractual Scope 2 GHG emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 0 NA 17902000 NA
11.2. Has your organization retired any certificates, e.g. Renewable Energy Certificates, associated with zero or low carbon electricity within the reporting year or has this been done on your behalf? NA No NA NA
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes NA
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA Case 1: Water and energy-saving liquid laundry detergenti) Development of a laundry detergent that reduces the number of rinse cycles from two to one. This product reduces the amount of time that washing machines need to operate, as well as the amount of NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 6 12 NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Compliance with regulatory requirements/standards, Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for low carbon product R&D, Dedicated budget for other emission reduction activities, Partnering with governments on technology development, Other NA NA
5. Attachments NA NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
5.1a Identified risks driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA NA
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA If we did not take measures against direct risks, we would be unable to conduct our business. Therefore, we take various measures to prevent such a situation from arising. ID 5a-1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13 We have introduced environmental management syste NA NA
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1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board NA
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA The internal organizations responsible for Kao’s response to climate change are the Responsible Care Promotion Committee, a subordinate committee of the Internal Control Committees under the Kao corporate governance system, and the Eco-Strategy Committee, NA NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes NA
13. Further Information NA NA NA NA
13.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased Decreased Decreased NA
13.1a (i) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state direction of change NA Slightly Decreased NA NA
13.1a (ii) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state the reason for the direction of change NA Increase: Emissions reduction activities, Increase: Change in output, Decrease: Change in methodology NA NA
13.1a (iii) If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall, provide the emissions value (%) NA Decrease: , Increase: 13 , Emission value for which direction is not stated: NA NA
2012 Score 0 79 100 NA
2012 Performance Band E C A NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA Case 1: Trial Emissions Trading Schemes We participate in the Trial Emissions Trading Schemes that have been implemented in Japan to establish an effective system. Case 2: Voluntary action plan by the Japan Chemical Industry Association We participate i NA NA
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biologically sequestered carbon (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions from burning biomass/biofuels) relevant to your company? No Yes Yes NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.01 NA 27263000 NA
Management 4. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/56/9956/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/4.Communication/securities_fy2010_all_01.pdf NA NA
Management 4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? NA 4 NA NA
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA 5c-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 The Purchasing Division is responsible for the clarification of risks and the planning of measures relating to materials procurement; the R&D Division and the Business Division do the same for product development and launches; NA NA
2. Attachments NA NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1c Identified climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA i) Kao Group offers products that are used daily in many households. That is why we believe we are responsible for producing products that have as low an environmental impact as possible, not only during the processes of product development, production, NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes NA
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA i) Kao regularly ascertains and supervises risks to the company as a whole and those relating to corporate strategies as well as its management system at meetings of the Board of Directors. The Director serves as Chairman. We hold meetings of the Risk Man NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA NA NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Absolute and intensity targets Absolute and intensity targets NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes Yes NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA Kao has used emission factor on each county under following priority. 1) Regulation or Law by each government 2) Submitted data from energy supplier 3) International Authority 4) Any other source 5) same value with Japanese factor NA NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) NA NA NA NA
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. NA JPY(¥) NA NA
1. Attachments NA NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA NA
8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
11.1b. Explain the basis of the alternative figure (see guidance) NA NA
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? We will strive to reduce emissions by more than the assigned amount through our efforts and investments (voluntary action). By surveying the CO2 trading price in the market, we have clarified the monetary amount of CO2 emissions that we have reduced. On t NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA Financial control NA NA
8.2a. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 92 668200 231902967 NA
8.3a. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 293 312900 8071070 NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA No NA NA
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
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8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions Third party verification or assurance complete Proportion of Scope 2 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.7a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 2 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
8.7b Reporting Period From/To/Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach the relevant statements/Type of verification or assurance/Relevant standard/Attach the document 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Limited assurance/ISAE3000/https://webadmin.cdproject.net/sites/2013/56/9956/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/Investor-8.7b-C3-RelevantStatement/CDP letter.pdf
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from biologically sequestered carbon relevant to your organization? Yes
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2 58400
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.05 58400 13638000
9.1. Do you have Scope 1 emissions sources in more than one country? Yes
9.1a Reporting Period From/To/Please complete the table below: Country/Region/Scope 1 metric tonnes CO2e 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Japan/298600
9.2. Please indicate which other Scope 1 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all that apply) NA NA NA
9.2a Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by business division: Business division/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2b Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by facility: Facility/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2c Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by GHG type: GHG type/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2d Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by activity: Activity/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2e Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by legal structure: Legal structure/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
0.3. Country list configuration Israel
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. JPY(¥)
0.4. Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. JPY(¥)
0.5. Please select if you wish to complete a shorter information request. NA
0.6. Modules NA As part of the Investor CDP information request, electric utilities, companies with electric utility activities or assets, companies in the automobile or auto component manufacture sectors and companies in the oil and gas industry should complete suppleme
1. Attachments NA NA NA
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1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA The internal organizations responsible for Kao’s response to climate change are the Responsible Care Promotion Committee, a subordinate committee of the Internal Control Committees under the Kao corporate governance system, and the Eco-Strategy Committee, NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes
1.2a. Who is entitled to benefit from these incentives? Board chairman/Monetary reward/Evaluate by EVA which is related to all environmental matter such as level of achievement of GHG emission reduction objectives related to variable cost reduction, responses to climate change problems related to variable cos
10.1. Do you have Scope 2 emissions sources in more than one country? Yes
10.1a Reporting Period: From/To/Please complete the table below: Country/Region/Scope 2 metric tonnes CO2e/Purchased and consumed electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh)/Purchased and consumed low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh) 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Japan/147100/329100/0
10.2. Please indicate which other Scope 2 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all that apply) NA NA NA
10.2a Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by business division: Business division/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2b Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by facility: Facility/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2c Reporting Period: From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by activity: Activity/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2d Reporting Period: From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by legal structure: Legal structure/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
11. Attachments NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA
11.1. What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy? More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 95% but less than or equal to 100%
11.2. Please state how much fuel, electricity, heat, steam, and cooling in MWh your organization has purchased and consumed during the reporting year: Energy type/MWh Fuel/2748100;Electricity/1989100;Heat/0;Steam/13700;Cooling/0
11.3. Please complete the table by breaking down the total "Fuel" figure entered above by fuel type: Fuels/MWh Bituminous coal/33400
11.4. Please provide details of the electricity, heat, steam or cooling amounts that were accounted at a low carbon emission factor: Basis for applying a low carbon emission factor/MWh associated with low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling No purchases or generation of low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling/
12. Attachments NA
12. Further Information The CO2 emission factor in Japan has raised up about 30% to previous year. If this factor had same as previous year, total emission of Kao has decreased 2.82% to previous year.
12.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased
12.1a Reason of change Emissions reduction activities, Divestment, Acquisitions, Mergers, Change in output, Change in methodology, Change in boundary, Change in physical operating conditions, Unidentified, Other
12.1a. Reason: Emissions value (percentage) Emissions reduction activities: 1.58/Divestment: 0/Acquisitions: 0/Mergers: 0/Change in output: 1.25/Change in methodology: 2.81/Change in boundary: 0/Change in physical operating conditions: 0.2/Unidentified: 0/Other: 0.07
12.2. Please describe your gross combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year in metric tonnes CO2e per revenue: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 0.000805801/metric tonnes CO2e/0.12/Decrease/In spite of a 0.3% rise in GHG emissions, the sales increased by 0.4% and this resulted in improved emissions intensity.
12.3. Please describe your gross combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year in metric tonnes CO2e per FTE: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 29.49/metric tonnes CO2e/2.4/Increase/GHG emissions increased by 0.3%, while the number of employees decreased by 2.1%, leading to a deterioration in emissions intensity. Incidentally, the sales per employee increased by 2.
12.4. Please provide an additional intensity (normalized) metric that is appropriate to your business operations: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 0.325/metric tonnes CO2e/1.42/Decrease/The value Kao reported last year(0.320) has changed to 0.325 by changing in methodology that internal consumption inside factory.
13.1. Do you participate in any emissions trading schemes? Yes
13.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? Placing top foremost priority on our own activities to reduce the emissions, our goal is to carry out many activities to keep the emissions below the assigned amount. In so doing, we will compare the cost for the emission reduction activities with cost of
13.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No
14. Attachments NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes Yes
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? Placing top foremost priority on our own activities to reduce the emissions, our goal is to carry out many activities to keep the emissions below the assigned amount. In so doing, we will compare the cost for the emission reduction activities with cost of
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes
14.2. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 3 emissions Third party verification or assurance complete
14.2a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 3 emissions that are verified/assured More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
14.3. Are you able to compare your Scope 3 emissions for the reporting year with those for the previous year for any sources? Yes
14.4. Do you engage with any of the elements of your value chain on GHG emissions and climate change strategies? (Tick all that apply) Yes, our suppliers; Yes, other partners in the value chain
14.4a. Please give details of methods of engagement, your strategy for prioritizing engagements and measures of success The Kao Group is promoting the following collaboration throughout the value chain.- Working with the suppliers of raw materials, we are implementing various activities such as surveys according to Kao's Guidelines for CSR Procurement, surveys in the CDP S
14.4d. Please explain why not and any plans you have to develop an engagement strategy in the future NA
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2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA
2.1a. Please provide further details i) Kao Group offers products that are used daily in many households. That is why we believe we are responsible for producing products that have as low an environmental impact as possible, not only during the processes of product development, production,
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA i) Kao Group offers products that are used daily in many households. That is why we believe we are responsible for producing products that have as low an environmental impact as possible, not only during the processes of product development, production, NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes i) Kao regularly ascertains and supervises risks to the company as a whole and those relating to corporate strategies as well as its management system at meetings of the Board of Directors. The Director serves as Chairman. We hold meetings of the Risk Man
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA i) Kao regularly ascertains and supervises risks to the company as a whole and those relating to corporate strategies as well as its management system at meetings of the Board of Directors. The Director serves as Chairman. We hold meetings of the Risk Man NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage in activities that could either directly or indirectly influence policy on climate change through any of the following? (tick all that apply) Yes
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes
2.3a. On what issues have you been engaging directly?: Focus of legislation/Corporate Position/Details of engagement/Proposed solution Other: Scope3 reporting/Neutral/Kao in Japan provided examples and information on effective use of Scope 3 accounting and had a face-to-face discussion with policymakers relating to reporting of Scope 3. The results are open to the public on the web site
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA Kao in Japan provided examples and information on effective use of Scope 3 accounting and had a face-to-face discussion with policymakers relating to reporting of Scope 3. The results are open to the public on the web site operated by the Japanese Governm NA
2.3b. Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond membership? Yes
2.3c. Please enter the details of those trade associations that are likely to take a position on climate change legislation/Trade association Japan Chemical Industry Association/Consistent/Kao supports activities for measures pursuing total optimization based on "c-LCA (carbon-Life Cycle Analysis)" that the Japan Chemical Industry Association has developed and proposes both at home and abroad.
2.3d. Do you publically disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund? NA
2.3e. Do you fund any research organizations to produce public work on climate change? NA
2.3f. Please describe the work and how it aligns with your own strategy on climate change NA
2.3g. Please provide details of the other engagement activities that you undertake NA
2.3h. What processes do you have in place to ensure that all of your direct and indirect activities that influence policy are consistent with your overall climate change strategy? NA
2.3i. Please explain why you do not engage with policy makers NA
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3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Absolute and intensity targets Absolute and intensity targets
3.1a. Absolute target/ID/Scope/% of emissions in scope/% reduction from base year/Base year/Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)/Target year/Comment A-1/Scope 1+2/41/16/1990/520000/2012/Production Sites in Japan
3.1b. Intensity target/ID/Scope/% of emissions in scope/% reduction from base year/Metric/Base year/Normalized base year emissions/Target year/Comment B-1/Scope 1+2/41/46/Other: metric tonnes CO2e per value-added production oputput/1990//2012/Production sites in Japan
3.1c. What change in absolute emissions this intensity target reflects/ID/Direction of change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions at target completion?/% change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions B-1/Increase/0.61///
3.1d. Please provide details on your progress against this target made in the reporting year/ID/% complete (time)/% complete (emissions)/Comment A-1/100/100/
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA Case 1: Water and energy-saving liquid laundry detergenti) Development of a laundry detergent that reduces the number of rinse cycles from two to one. This product reduces the amount of time that washing machines need to operate, as well as the amount of NA
3.3. Did you have emissions reduction initiatives that were active within the reporting year (this can include those in the planning and/or implementation phases) No Yes Yes
3.3a. Please identify the total number of projects at each stage of development, and for those in theimplementation stages, the estimated CO2e savings/Stage of development/3.3a. Number of projects/Total estimated annual CO2e savings in metric tonnes CO2e Under investigation/24/200
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 6 13 Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities.
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Compliance with regulatory requirements/standards, Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for low carbon product R&D, Dedicated budget for other emissions reduction activities, Partnering with governments on technology development, Other NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities?/Comment Compliance with regulatory requirements/standards/We promote the introduction of methods with a lower CO2 reduction cost to achieve the reduction amounts required by law. We have reviewed the effectiveness of methods with a high-reduction potential by int
4. Attachments NA
4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? - Further Information NA
4.1. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? 3 The number of corporate annual reports and voluntary publications (complete and/or underway) made about the company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance
5. Attachments NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
5.1a. Climate change risks driven by changes in regulation Yes
5.1a. Please describe your risks driven by changes in regulation /ID/Risk driver/ Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact 5a-1/International agreements/Kao Corporation S.A. in Spain, toward an emissions reduction target by the EU which joined the Kyoto Protocol second commitment period, set an upper limit on greenhouse gas emissions for the cooperation facilities. This impos
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk and (iii) the costs associated with these actions i)5a-1,5a-3,5a-4,5a-,5a-10; Increasing costs of energy procurement involves a risk of a reduced profit. For example, the whole implementation of a system for purchasing the total amount of renewable energy in Japan, where the sales account for at least 70
5.1c. Climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters Yes
5.1c. Please describe your risks that are driven by change in physical climate parameters/ID/Risk driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact 5c-1/Change in mean (average) precipitation/Among the risks of changes in average precipitation, there is a risk in particular that a decreased amount of precipitation may create restrictions on water usage. Restriction on household water usage can lead t
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA i) 5c-1,5c-3; Decreasing precipitation or changes of the pattern of precipitation, for example, in an area where enough water is not always available may reduce the quantity of water available for consumers. In such cases, the sales of products of the Fab NA
5.1e. Please describe your risks that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments/ID/Risk driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact P2/Change in precipitation extremes and droughts/Loss of stock through flooding/Reduction/disruption in production capacity/Unknown/Indirect (Supply chain)/Very likely/Low-medium
5.1e.Climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA i) 5e-1: Slow responses to carbon footprint (product life cycle CO2) and Scope 3 left to voluntary activities can incur the risk of negative publicity for Kao with regards to its limited capacity of carbon management, for example, among institutional inve NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? -Transparency Yes
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA
6.1a. Please describe your opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation/ID/Opportunity driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact 6a-1/International agreements/The Kyoto Protocol imposes emissions reduction targets on developed countries. Furthermore, Post-Kyoto Protocol developments indicate that it is possible for major emitter countries in addition to developed countries to becom
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity and (iii) the costs associated with these actions i)6a-1, 6a-2, 6a-3, 6a-4, 6a-7: These items are connected directly with an increase in costs for energy procurement. To reduce the procurement of energy for the company, Kao implements many energy conservation activities. The amount of cost reduction resu
6.1c. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters Yes
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity and (iii) the costs associated with these actions i) 6c-1, 6c-5: Changes in average temperature and increases in ultraviolet radiation would increase the sales of products such as antiperspirants and antiperspirant sheets, and UV care products, resulting in higher sales for the Beauty Care Business, whic
6.1e. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA i)6e-1: Kao's adequate responses to them can enhance Kao's reputation and raise the stock price and sales. A high opinion of Kao's brand value from financial institutions and such like would affect fund procurement such as the rate of corporate bonds of 5 NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA 7.4The figures in the table are the emission factors used to calculate the GHG emissions in 2012 in Japan where the GHG emission volume is the largest. Here the factor for electricity is the electric power company from which the Kao Group in Japan purchas NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2)/7.1. Base year From Date:/To Date:/ Scope 1 Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)/N39Scope 2 Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 1990-04-01/1991-03-31/373100/146900
7.2. Please give the name of the standard, protocol or methodology you have used to collect activity data and calculate Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions NA Japan Ministry of the Environment, Law Concerning the Promotion of the Measures to Cope with Global Warming, Superceded by Revision of the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures (2005 Amendment) NA
7.3. Please give the source for the global warming potentials you have used Gas/Reference CO2/IPCC Second Assessment Report (SAR - 100 year)
7.4. Please give the emissions factors you have applied and their origin; alternatively, please attach an Excel spreadsheet with this data Fuel/Material/Energy/Emission Factor/Unit/Reference Natural gas/2.217/metric tonnes CO2 per m3/
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA Operational control NA Boundary used for Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory during 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e NA Gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e 643800
8.3. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.4a Reporting Period From/To/Source/Scope/Explain why the source is excluded 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Offices,Warehouses,sales car exept Japan/Scope 1 and 2/Data for offices in countries excluding Japan has not been collected. Based on the collected data for offices in Japan, the total emissions from these sources is estimated to be
8.5 Reporting Period From/To/Please estimate the uncertainty of the total gross global Scope 1 and 2 emissions figures that you have supplied and specify the sources of uncertainty in your data gathering, handling and calculations/Scope 1 emissions No Response
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions Third party verification or assurance complete Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.6a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
8.6b Reporting Period From/To/Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach the relevant statements: Type of verification or assurance/Attach the document 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Limited assurance/ISAE3000/https://webadmin.cdproject.net/sites/2013/56/9956/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/Investor-8.6b-C3-RelevantStatement/CDP letter.pdf
2013 Performance Band E B A NA
2013 Score 0 96 100 NA
0. Attachments NA NA NA If you have not been presented with a sector module that you consider would be appropriate for your company to answer, please select the module below. If you wish to view the questions first, please see https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/Mor
0. Further Information NA NA NA If you are in these sectors (according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)), the corresponding sector modules will be marked as default options to your information request. If you want to query your classification, please email respond@c
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA Kao. The Company is a Japan-based company that operates through two business segments: Comsumer Product and Chemical. The Consumer Product segment has three divisions. The Beauty Care division offers prestige cosmetics; premum skincare products such as fa NA
0.1. Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. Kao. The Company is a Japan-based company that operates through two business segments: Comsumer Product and Chemical. The Consumer Product segment has three divisions. The Beauty Care division offers prestige cosmetics; premum skincare products such as fa
0.2. Please state the start and end date of the year for which you are reporting data. 2012-01-01
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2.1. Are you able to identify which of your operations are located in water-stressed regions? No Response 4 answers 4 answers NA
0.4. Exclusions Are there any geographies, activities, facilities or types of water inputs/outputs within this boundary which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA NA
2.2b. You may explain here why you are not able to identify which of your operations are located in regions subject to water stress or water-related risk and whether you have plans to explore this issue in the future No Response 3 answers 3 answers NA
0.4aList of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions-Transparency & Reporting No Response Answered Answered NA
1.1. Does your company have a water policy, strategy or management plan? No Yes Yes NA
2.1bPlease list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area NA NA NA NA
2.1bPlease list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area-Transparency & Reporting No Response No Response 4 answers NA
2.2. Do you use other indicators (besides water stress) to identify operations which are located in regions subject to water-related risk? NA NA NA NA
0.1. Introduction Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA 0.0 NA NA
0.2. Reporng Year Please state the start and end date of the year for which you are reporting data. 2.0. Enter the period that will be disclosed. NA 01-04-2011 - 31-03-2012 NA NA
0.3. Reporting Boundary Please indicate the category that describes the company, entities, or group for which you are reporting. NA Companies, entities or groups over which financial control is exercised. NA NA
2.3. Please specify the total percentage of your operations that are located in the regions at risk which you identified in questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 NA No NA NA
2.4. Please specify the basis you use to calculate the percentages used for questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 NA Other NA NA
1.1a. Please describe your policy, strategy or plan, including the highest level of responsibility for it within your company and its geographical reach-Transaprency & Reporting Australia/CCA's Water Policy covers all aspects of water related operations activities from both municipal and groundwater sources across the beverage and food businesses. Global/"Kao Environmental Statement" Kao products are designed for everyday use, in homes around the world. That's why we utilize original Kao-developed technologies to minimize the impact they have on the environment, not just in the manufactueing proces United States of America/We have a philosophy to limit water waste and a strategy to identify reduction opportunities from development through operations through supply chain. We build our stores to green building standards (LEED and Green Globes), and e NA
1.1b. Does the policy, strategy or plan specify water reduction, quality or efficiency targets or other water-related goals? NA Global NA NA
1.1bDoes the water policy, strategy or plan specify water-related targets or goals? No Yes Yes NA
0.4aList of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions NA Offices and warehouse except Japan./We have started to gathering water consumption now, but we have no data on 2011. NA NA
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0.2. Reporting Year 2012-01-01
0.3. Reporting Boundary Companies, entities or groups over which operational control is exercised
0.4. Are there any geographies, activities, facilities or types of water inputs/outputs within this boundary which are not included in your disclosure? Yes
0.4a. List of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions-Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
0.4a. List of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
1.1. Does your company have a water policy, strategy or management plan? No Yes Yes
1.1a. Please describe your policy, strategy or plan, including the highest level of responsibility for it within your company and its geographical reach-Transaprency & Reporting Australia/CCA's Water Policy covers all aspects of water related operations activities from both municipal and groundwater sources across the beverage and food businesses. NA United States of America/We have a philosophy to limit water waste and a strategy to identify reduction opportunities from development through operations through supply chain. We build our stores to green building standards (LEED and Green Globes), and e
1.1a. Please describe your policy, strategy or plan, including the highest level of responsibility for it within your company and its geographical reach-Transaprency & Reporting (value) NA
1.1b. Does the water policy, strategy or plan specify water-related targets or goals? Yes
1.1c. Description of Target/goal, its type and geographical reach -Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
1.1c. Description of Target/goal, its type and geographical reach -Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
1.1d. You may explain here why your company does not have a water policy, strategy or plan and if you intend to put one in place. NA
1.2. What specific actions has your company taken to manage water resources or engage stakeholders in water-related issues and what are their outcomes?-Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
1.2. What specific actions has your company taken to manage water resources or engage stakeholders in water-related issues and what are their outcomes?-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
2.1. Are any of your operations located in water-stressed regions? Yes
2.1a. Please specify the method(s) you use to characterize water-stressed regions- Environmental policy & Reporting WBCSD
2.1a. Please specify the method(s) you use to characterize water-stressed regions- Environmental policy & Reporting (value) #NAME?
2.1b. Please list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area-Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
2.1b. Please list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
2.2. Are there other indicators (besides water stress) which you wish to report that help you to identify which of your operations are located in regions subject to water-related risk? Yes
2.2a. Please list the relevant risk indicator of your total operations in that area-Environment Policy and Reporting #NAME?
2.2b. You may explain here why you do not wish to report or why you do not use other indicators to identify which of your operations are located in regions subject to water-related risk. NA
2.3. Please specify the total proportion of your operations that are located in the regions at risk which you identified in questions 2.1 and/or 2.2. 0 57 99
2.4. The basis to use to calculate the percentages used for questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 1 answers
2.4. The basis to use to calculate the percentages used for questions 2.1 and/or 2.3 (value) #NAME?
2.5. Do any of your key inputs or raw materials (excluding water) come from regions subject to water-related risk? Yes
2.5a. Please state or estimate the percentage of your key water-intensive inputs (excluding water) that come from these regions-Transparency & Reporting #NAME?
2.5b. You may explain here why you are not able to identify if any of your key inputs or raw materials come from regions subject to water-related risk and whether you have plans to explore this issue in the future. NA
3.1. Is your company exposed to water-related risks (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure? Yes
3.1a. Please describe the current and/or future risks to your operations, the ways in which these risks affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for managing them-Transparency & Reporting 3 answers
3.1a. Please describe the current and/or future risks to your operations, the ways in which these risks affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for managing them-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
3.1b. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to any water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure. NA
3.1c. Please explain why you do not know if your company is exposed to any water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure, and your plans to assess this risk in the future. NA
3.2. Country or geographical scale-Environment Policy & Reporting NA
3.2. What methodology do you use to analyze water-related risk across your operations?-Transparency & Reporting No Response
3.2. What methodology do you use to analyze water-related risk across your operations? NA
3.3. Do you require your key suppliers to report on their water use, risks and management? Yes
3.4. Is your supply chain exposed to water-related risks (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure? Yes
3.4b. Please explain why you do not consider your supply chain to be exposed to any water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure. NA
3.4c. Please explain why you do not know if your supply chain is exposed to water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure, and your plans to assess this risk in the future. NA
4.1. Has your business experienced any detrimental impacts related to water in the past five years? Yes
4.1. Please describe any detrimental impacts to business related to water your company has faced in the past five years, their financial impacts and whether they have resulted in any changes to company practices- Transparency & Reporting Answered
5.1. Do water-related issues present opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure? Yes
5.1a. Please describe the current and/or future opportunities, the ways in which these opportunities affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for exploiting them-Environmental Policy & Reporting 3 answers
5.1a. Please describe the current and/or future opportunities, the ways in which these opportunities affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for exploiting them-Environmental Policy & Reporting (value) #NAME?
5.1b. Please explain why you do not consider water-related issues to present opportunities to your company that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure or supply chain. NA
5.1c. Please explain why you do not know whether water-related issues present opportunities to your company that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure. NA
6.1. Has your company identified any linkages or trade-offs between water and carbon emissions in its operations or supply chain? Yes
6.1a. Please describe the linkages or trade-offs between water and carbon emissions in its operations or supply chain?--Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
6.1a. Please describe the linkages or trade-offs and the related management policy or action between water and carbon emissions in its operations or supply chain?-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
7.1. Are you able to provide data, whether measured or estimated, on water withdrawals within your operations? Yes
7.1a. Please report the water withdrawals within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting 0
7.1a. Please report the water withdrawals within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting (value) 0
7.1b. Please explain why you are not able to provide data for water withdrawals. NA
7.2. Are you able to provide data, whether measured or estimated, on water recycling/reuse within your operations? No
7.2a. Please report the water recycling/reuse within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting NA
7.2a. Please report the water recycling/reuse within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting (value) NA
7.2b. Please explain why you are not able to provide data for water recycling/reuse within your operations. Kao implements initiatives to manage and decrease water intake at each production base and facility. The recycled water amount of the Kao group as a whole has not been calculated yet, because its impact on the total amount is not big enough, and costs to
7.2b. Please explain why you are not able to provide data for water recycling/reuse within your operations-Transparency & Reporting Answered
7.3. Please use this space to describe the methodologies used for questions 7.1 and 7.2 or to report withdrawals or recycling/reuse in a different format to that set out above. We have measured our meter on each supply point in each position. And we manage them by using our system monthly.
7.3. Please use this space to describe the methodologies used for questions 7.1 and 7.2 or to report withdrawals or recycling/reuse in a different format to that set out above-Transparency & Reporting Answered
7.4. Are any water sources significantly affected by your company's withdrawal of water? No
7.4a. Please list any water sources significantly affected by your company's withdrawal of water. NA
7.4b. You may explain here why your company's withrawal of water does not significantly affect any water sources. We get water under each regulations and we have no complain about them.
7.4b. You may explain here why your company's withrawal of water does not significantly affect any water sources-Transparency & reporting Answered
7.4c. Please explain why you do not know if any water sources are significantly affected by your company's withdrawal of water. NA
8.1. Are you able to identify discharges of water from your operations by destination, by treatment method and by quantity and quality using standard effluent parameters? Yes
8.1a. Please explain why you are not able to identify discharges from your operations by destination, treatment method , quantity and quality, and whether you have any plans to put in place systems that would enable you to do so. NA NA
8.2. Did your company pay any penalties or fines for significant breaches of discharge agreements or regulations in the reporting period? No NA
8.2a. Please describe the quality, quantity and destination of the water that was the subject of the significant breach(es), the associated fines and any actions taken to minimise the risk of future non-compliance NA NA
8.3. Are any water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by discharges of water or runoff from your operations? No NA
8.3a. Please list any water bodies and related habitats which are significantly affected by discharge of water or runoff from your operations NA NA
8.3b. You may explain here why your company's discharge of water does not significantly affect any water bodies or associated habitats. At plants that discharge wastewater directly into the sea or rivers, water is discharged under the numerical values designated by effluent regulations; the contamination situation is regularly checked visually; and there have been no claims from local res NA
8.3b. You may explain here why your company's discharge of water does not significantly affect any water bodies or related habitats-Tansparency & Reporting Answered NA
8.3c. Please explain why you do not know if any water bodies and associated habitats are significantly affected by discharge of water or runoff from your operations. NA NA
9.1. Please provide any available financial intensity values for your company's water use across its operations 3 answers NA
9.1. Please provide any available financial intensity values for your company's water use across its operations (value) #NAME? NA
9.2. Please provide any available water intensity values for your company's products or services across its operations. #NAME? NA
Please enter the name of the individual that has signed off (approved) the response and their job title Muneki Hirao, Excective Officer, Vice President, Environment and Safety Management NA
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Reported Scope 3 Total (tCO2e) 670000000 - 0 Indicated the total reported Scope 3 (all other indirect emissions) of the company in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Where no Scope 3 emissions are reported, this is recorded as "No Data"
Scope 1+2 Intensity 11162.43 71.25 0.3 Intensity is calculated by adding together a company's Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and dividing by its turnover.
Global 800 Carbon Rank 800 416 1 Carbon Ranking of 800 international companies. Ranking is determined by EIO Methodology. See Source Info sheet for comments on it
No. of Scope 3 Categories Reported 1 - 15 This column indicates the number of Scope 3 Categories reported. Once placed into one of the four Disclosure Categories, companies are ranked by the number of Scope 3 categories disclosed.
Reported Scope 1+2 Total (tCO2e) 282000000 978000 843 The total reported Scope 1 (all direct emissions) and Scope 2 (indirect electricity emissions) of the company in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Accepted or Inferred Scope 3 Intensity 8547.13 856.03 64.51 Unless the company reports all 15 Scope 3 categories as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, an inferred figure based on the highest reported intensity for that sector, across the Global ET Universe, is shown
Category No Public Data Orange Public, Complete, and Verified data Companies are placed into one of four data or 'disclosure' categories: 1) Public, Complete, and Verified data; 2) Public, Complete, and Unverified data; 3) Public, Incomplete, Verified or Unverified data; 4) No Public Data
Combined Scope 1+2+3 Intensity 12161.68 499.27 34.24 Combined Scope 1+2_3 Intensity is calculated by adding together a company's Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions at 100% (disclosed or inferred) + 50% of Scope 3 emissions (disclosed or inferred).
Market Value ($Million) 1667.87 13687 358143.1 A company's market value, or market capitalism (number of shares times x share price). This value was taken on 23.08.2011
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Description NA Description of the company's product.
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 2 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 100 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 5 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 4.4 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Report reference ISO Standards? NA NA NA NA
Sector NA Chemicals NA NA
Country (HQ) NA Japan NA NA
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Guidelines NA GRI - Referenced NA This field indicates which version of the GRI Guidelines is used for the reporting. As of publication year 2009, GRI only includes reporting that makes use of the G3 Guidelines, which were released in October 2006.
Integrated No No Yes GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Publication Year 2013 GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Region NA Asia NA Region the organization operates in.
Report Html Address NA NA NA URL of the report location.
Report Pdf Address NA http://www.kao.co.jp/corp/sustainability-reports/ja/pdf/pdf/sustainability2013_all.pdf NA Location of a PDF version of the report.
Report Title NA Sustainability Report 2013 NA Title of the report.
Sector NA Chemicals NA Industry sector.
Sector Supplements (Final) NA NA NA This field indicates if the reporting organization has made use of one of the final Sector Supplements and which one. If ‘not used’ is indicated, it means that one of the final Sector Supplements is applicable, but has not been used. If ‘not applicable’ i
Size NA MNE NA GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
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Industry Personal Products The company's industry sector
Public Note NA Comments on any public note about the statement
Sector Consumer Staples The company's industry sector
Statement http://www.kaobrands.com/news-room/pdf/Calif%20Trans%20Supply%20Chain%20Act%20(Slavery)%20Web%20Disclosure.pdf The company's statement location
Statement--Trasparency No Yes Yes Companies with a posted statement addressing at least three of the five SB-657 requirements are awarded a check mark.
Website http://www.kao.com/jp/en/corp/ The company's web site
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Corporate Governance 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 20 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 0.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
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Rank 400 N/R 1 REPORTWATCH RATING
Report Rating D B- A REPORTWATCH RATING
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include_continued_support_statement 0 1 1 NA
additional_questions 0 0 1 NA
cop_web_link NA http://www.unglobalcompact.org/COPs/detail/18625 NA NA
created_at NA 39729.3578 NA NA
differentiation NA active NA NA
ends_on NA 39507 NA NA
include_measurement 0 1 1 NA
meets_advanced_criteria 0 0 1 NA
method_shared NA all_access NA NA
references_anti_corruption 0 1 1 NA
references_environment 0 1 1 NA
references_human_rights 0 1 1 NA
references_labour 0 1 1 NA
starts_on NA 39172 NA NA
title NA 2012 Communication on Progress NA NA
updated_at NA 39729.3578 NA NA
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include_measurement 0 1 1 Does your COP identify targets, define performance indicators and measure outcomes?
references_anti_corruption 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to anti-corruption?
references_environment 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to the environment?
references_human_rights 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to human rights?
references_labour 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to labour rights?
starts_on NA 04/01/2012 NA Start Date
differentiation NA active NA At what level is the declarer?
ends_on NA 12/01/2012 NA End Date
format NA sustainability_report NA How is your COP shared with stakeholders?
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