Kao to suspend export sales to Russia, advertising activities in Russia, will continue to monitor and assess situation; company will continue to sell essential hygiene products in country for children and women only

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TOKYO , March 14, 2022 (press release) –

Kao Group's mission of "As one, we create a Kirei life for all—providing care and enrichment for the life of all people and the planet." Our mission is at the center of everything we do and our hearts minds are with the all those who are suffering as a result of this conflict.

We have donated EUR 500,000 through UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency for humanitarian assistance to those affected in Ukraine.

In addition to this, we will donate baby diapers, sanitary products and other items through Japanese industrial associations and other organisations to help the people in the evacuation centers.

Kao Group employees in Japan and overseas are making donations, to the UNHCR and other humanitarian organisations.

With regard to our business, we will suspend export sales to Russia and advertising activities in Russia. We will continue to sell products that can maintain a minimum hygienic life for children and women only. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation.

We, Kao Group, deeply hope for an end to this conflict as soon as possible.

About Kao

Kao creates high-value-added products that enrich the lives of consumers around the world. Through its portfolio of over 20 leading brands such as AttackBioréGoldwellJergensJohn FriedaKaneboLaurierMerries, and Molton Brown, Kao is part of the everyday lives of people in Asia, Oceania, North America, and Europe. Combined with its chemical division, which contributes to a wide range of industries, Kao generates about 1,420 billion yen in annual sales. Kao employs about 33,500 people worldwide and has 135 years of history in innovation. Please visit the Kao Group website for updated information.


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