Disaster Relief

Daiichi Sankyo Group offers a range of support to areas around the world affected by natural disasters.

Reconstruction Support Following the Great East Japan Earthquake

Daiichi Sankyo endorses the ideals of the Coastal Forest Restoration Project, a long-term post-Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction support program conducted by Natori City, in Miyagi Prefecture, and has been supporting this initiative since 2012. This project was commenced in 2011, with the aim of restoring the coastal forests that were lost to the tsunamis that followed the earthquake.
Initiatives for accomplishing this goal include raising 500,000 seedlings of tree varieties, including Japanese black pine (Pinusthunbergii), and planting and caring for
these trees and conducting other afforestation activities over an area of approximately 100 hectares by the time of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In September 2016, 23 employee volunteers from the Daiichi Sankyo Group assisted in planting and caring for these trees. Specific tasks included clearing away wild soybean (Glycine soja), kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata), and other weeds around the Japanese black pine trees. Some volunteers participating in this project stated how it provided a good opportunity to reflect on the Great East Japan Earthquake with others commenting on how meaningful the project was and how important they felt ongoing support would be.

Employee volunteers after conducting afforestation activities

Employee volunteers after conducting afforestation activities

Disaster Relief Support

Seeking to help people impacted by the torrential downpour that struck the northern portion of Kyushu Prefecture in July 2017 in reconstructing their lives, Daiichi Sankyo donated ¥3,000,000 through the Japanese Red Cross Society in the same month. Other disaster relief support activities by the Company are listed below.

Emergency Relief(FY2011 to FY2017)

2017 Kyushu Northern Torrential Rain Disaster in Japan The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥3,000,000 through the Japanese Red Cross Society.
2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Disaster in Japan The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥26,158,608* through the Japanese Red Cross Society.
2015 Typhoon Torrential Rain Flood Disaster in Japan The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥3,000,000 through the Japanese Red Cross Society.
2015 Nepal Earthquake Disaster The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥8,181,650* through the Japanese Red Cross Society.
2014 Hiroshima Flash Flood Disaster in Japan The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥3,000,000 to Hiroshima city, Hiroshima prefecture.
2013 Philippines Typhoon Disaster The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥5,000,000 through the Japanese Red Cross Society.
2013 India Flood Disaster The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated US$133,456.- through Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.
2011 Thailand Flood Disaster The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated US$30,000.- through Thai Red Cross Society.

* including Matching Gifts program