The UN Global Compact & SDGs
Daiichi Sankyo Signed on to the United Nations Global Compact in April 2012.
Daiichi Sankyo's Policy
Our participation in the Global Compact is a way to clarify our corporate stance on the ten principles in four areas (human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption) outlined within the Global Compact.
Daiichi Sankyo believes that CSR is more important than ever, in light of the growing impact that its corporate activities has on the environment and society, as well as the globalization of its corporate activities. We believe that, while the quality of products and services is of course important, it is crucial to enhance the quality of our workforce, management and governance to fulfill our management responsibilities and respond to environmental and social needs. In order to ensure highly ethical and socially responsible corporate conduct befitting a healthcare company, we have announced the Daiichi Sankyo Group Corporate Conduct Charter, consisting of ten vitally important articles intended to ensure "corporate quality." The Corporate Conduct Charter is closely related to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, and by implementing it as the core of our approach to CSR, we are ensuring that these principles become established in the practices of our entire organization.
The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative in which businesses demonstrate creative leadership and act as upstanding members of society by participating in this global framework aimed at realizing sustainable growth.
- The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
- Principle 1:
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
- Principle 2:
make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Principle 3:
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- Principle 4:
the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
- Principle 5:
the effective abolition of child labour; and
- Principle 6:
the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Principle 7:
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
- Principle 8:
undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
- Principle 9:
encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Principle 10:
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Efforts toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
The member states of the United Nations have adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be accomplished by 2030 in relation to the issues needing to be addressed on a global scale. Of these, “Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages,” is particularly applicable to the healthcare field. The Daiichi Sankyo Group continues its endeavor to create new pharmaceuticals and improve access to healthcare in developing countries to contribute to the achievement of Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Daiichi Sankyo Group’s initiatives for contributing to the accomplishment of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been compiled in the list of initiatives related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016
Daiichi Sankyo attended the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016, which was held in the United States in June 2016. The Leaders Summit is held by the Global Compact once every three years. The main topic of the 2016 summit was how to encourage companies to advance initiatives related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A total of 1,200 people, including representatives from companies, government institutions, and NGOs, gathered from 98 countries to attend this summit.
LEADERS SUMMIT 2016
Daiichi Sankyo will advance initiatives focused on contributing to the accomplishment of SDG 3.
Cultivation of In-House Awareness
In fiscal 2015, we developed an information site entitled “Let’s Learn about the United Nations Global Compact*” on the Company’s intranet in Japan for supplying employees with basic knowledge on the United Nations Global Compact. This site teaches employees about current global social issues related to the trends regarding the four areas defined in the Global Compact: human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Through case studies on these issues, the site provides employees with an opportunity to think about the ideal relationship with society, an exercise that is useful in future work activities.
- * The website was developed by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd., and the Company based on the UN Global Compact Dilemma Game created in part by the Global Compact and KPMG.
Intranet site providing information on the United Nations Global Compact
Intranet Access Numbers (July 2015–March 2016)
Activities through Global Compact Network Japan
Daiichi Sankyo is advancing activities as a corporate member of Global Compact Network Japan, the local United Nations Global Compact network in Japan.
In fiscal 2016, we took part in subcommittees on the supply chain, environmental management, the SDGs, and socially responsible investment and environmental, social, and governance issues.