External Evaluation

Kao is strongly committed to sustainable development with a focus on the well-being and health of society. This is reflected in both our products and processes.

This commitment is demonstrated by various certificates issued by certifying entities. Kao Chemicals Europe affiliates have adhered to a system of audits on a voluntary basis. KCE also promotes efforts to address issues related to the environment, society and governance with the aim of contributing to a more sustainable society. Certifications and external evaluations can be seen in the following table.

As part of the global Kao group, we have other common acknowledgements, indexes, and evaluations. To learn more, click on the following link.

SRI indexes and evaluations
ISO 9001
ISO 14001
ISO 50001
ISO 45001
Certification RSPO *
Environmental Statement
Responsible Care
Sedex **
Ecocert Cosmetics*
Ecocert Detergents*

KCG (Kao Chemicals GmbH), QK (QuimiKao S.A. de C.V.), KCHI (Kao Chimigraf, S.L.U.), KCSA (Kao Corporation, S.A.U.)

* Multi-site certification

** Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange)
A large-scale, global platform for the sharing and verification of information relating to labor standards, health and safety, environmental protection and business practices, aimed at promoting the adoption and maintenance of ethical business practices in global supply chains.
Kao has been a member of Sedex since 2014, and all KCE production sites are evaluated using this platform.