Global HR Messages

At Daiichi Sankyo, we're dedicated to building a culture in which our employees feel challenged and rewarded, and have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities. We also emphasize professionalism, responsibility and accountability.

As an increasingly global player, the Group has approximately 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries. About 50 percent of these employees work in countries other than Japan. This means that the cultures, customs and values of Group employees are wide-ranging. We foster a work environment that respects – and builds on the many strengths of – the diversity of our people. To increase understanding across cultures, we routinely exchange talent between Japan and other countries and regions.

The pharmaceutical industry requires creative thinking every step of the way. To spark the most innovative approaches, we seek employees who are not afraid of failure. We also promote innovation through teamwork, while acknowledging individual strengths and differences.

We commit to keep the highest standards for employee treatment and development and use the HR Management Philosophy as our model for employee management within DS.

Daiichi Sankyo HR Management Philosophy

The Daiichi Sankyo group of companies positions our people as the most important asset. The realization of our company's mission and vision and its sustainable growth cannot be achieved without high level of engagement and contribution of employees. To ensure this, we will express the basic principles of HR management as the "HR Management Philosophy".

  • 1. Organizational Principles
    Daiichi Sankyo should be a flexible organization responding effectively to changes in the business environment, and fostering a sense of unity within the group of companies in order to enable its employees to realize the mission and vision of their company.
  • 2. Expectations of Leaders
    DS leaders are expected to lead the team members of his/her organization to realize our vision while fully understanding our mission
  • 3. Basic Philosophy of Human Resource Management
    Daiichi Sankyo will realize sustainable growth through innovation, integrity and accountability. These values are generated through the effective management of our people.
  • 4. Compensation
    We wish to develop a high performance culture where high level of commitment, engagement and contribution are aligned and compensate on the basis of such factors.
  • 5. Recruitment and Development
    We establish robust processes for recruitment, selection and talent development and thereby attract, develop and retain the talent needed to respond to run the business and also adapt to changing business needs and requirements.
  • 6. Performance Management
    Our goal is to maximize the potential of our people through effective performance management. Performance management is primarily used as a guideline to determine the level of compensation and reward, as well as used to promote talent development. Various achievements and contributions generated from diverse activities are recognized and evaluated appropriately.
  • 7. Employment/Work Environment
    We believe it is important for employees, who are aligned to the company's values and contribute to the achievement of its mission and vision, grow with Daiichi Sankyo in the long term. We provide a work environment where our employees among the group companies can maintain high motivation and engagement and promote an environment free from harassment and which promotes diversity.
  • 8. Employee/Labor Union Communication
    We value two-way communication with our employees and their opinions. In those countries where labor unions represent employees, the group values those communications as well.
  • 9. Roles of HR
    Our ultimate aim is to recruit and develop talent and creating organizational health and strength to make each member of Daiichi Sankyo group of companies "a great place to work".
  • 10. Roles of Management
    The management of the Daiichi Sankyo group of companies commits to the vision of the HR Management Philosophy and fostering an understanding of the Philosophy to all leaders of the company.

Company Profile

As a global company, we aim to constantly extend our business activities.