Support for Cancer Patients and Their Families
Daiichi Sankyo has been holding the “Daiichi Sankyo Presents Family Tie Theater” program in cooperation with the Shiki Theatre Company and the NPO Cancer Support Community Japan every year since fiscal 2010. Through this program, we invite cancer patients and their family members to enjoy musicals by the Shiki Theatre Company out of our desire to help teach them the importance of family ties for supporting one another and give them the strength to continue their fight with cancer.
In fiscal 2016, eight Group employees volunteered to help conduct this event. They received comments from patients such as “Please make new medicines that will help patients maintain hope and carry an optimistic outlook for the future.” Taking these sentiments to heart, Daiichi Sankyo will continue to forge ahead with drug discovery.
Employee volunteers staffing reception desks, guiding visitors, and supporting other areas of event operation
Making Donations through TABLE FOR TWO
At the cafeteria in the company headquarters, we offer a “social contribution” menu that allows people to contribute to the “enrichment of the quality of life around the world.” By selecting these low-calorie meals, people can support the non-profit organization, TABLE FOR TWO International, which provides free school lunches for children in developing countries to help alleviate food shortages. In fiscal 2016, we donated 299,540yen through 14,977 meals orders.
*Figures for the period from March 2016 to February 2017
For each healthy lunch ordered, a donation of 20yen is made
Activity to Consider the Healthcare of Elderly People in an Aging Society in Taiwan
Daiichi Sankyo Taiwan Ltd. promotes health improvement among elderly people to help contribute to the aging society.
In 2015, approximately 120 employees visited nursing homes for elderly people, at which pharmacists led lectures called“ Medication Guide” on the subject of health. After the lectures, they moved on to the entertainment portion of the event, which included simple exercises offered in time to relaxing music and dances performed by employees.
These activities provided a valuable opportunity for the employees to reaffirm the importance of health.
Daiichi Sankyo Taiwan employees exercising with elderly people
Supporting Cardiac Surgery for Children in Thailand
Daiichi Sankyo (Thailand) Ltd. donated the cost of treatment for children requiring cardiac surgery through the NPO Peoples’ HOPE Japan in northern Thailand since fiscal 2010.To date, we provided support for the surgical expenses for 35 children with cardiac disease.
Certificate of Appreciation from Peoples’ HOPE Japan
Daiichi Sankyo Korea Co., Ltd. donated pharmaceuticals to Myanmar through South Korea welfare organization, Global Welfare Supporters.