Top Companies Report

22. Pola

August 6, 2009

Sales: $986 million

Key Personnel: Satoshi Suzuki, president, Pola Orbis Holdings Inc. and Pola, Inc.; Yasio Iwazaki, president, Pola Chemical Industries, Inc.

Major Products: Skin care, cosmetics, hair care and men’s products.

Comments: In 2008, employees at Pola Orbis Holdings’ head office in Tokyo participated in Table for Two International, a special program that helps fight hunger by funding meals for children in developing countries. When workers purchased a specially selected healthy lunch at the Pola Orbis cafeteria, a small donation (approximately 20 cents) per meal was made to Table for Two—enough to support one lunch for a child in a developing country.