Characteristics of Daiichi Sankyo's Corporate Governance

  • To clarify Members’ of the Board management responsibility and reinforce their oversight of management and the conduct of operations, their terms of office are set at one year, and four out of our nine Members of the Board are Members of the Board (Outside).
  • To ensure management transparency, nomination of candidates for Members of the Board and Corporate Officers and compensation thereof are deliberated on by a Nomination Committee and a Compensation Committee, respectively, which are established as voluntary committees. These Committees consist of at least three Members of the Board, of whom Members of the Board (Outside) form a majority, and are chaired by a Member of the Board (Outside). (Currently each of these committees is comprised entirely of Members of the Board (Outside).
  • For audits of legal compliance and soundness of management, the Company has adopted an Audit and Supervisory Board system and established the Audit and Supervisory Board comprising five members, including Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board (Outside) who form a majority.
  • The Company prescribes specific criteria on the judgment of independence of Members of the Board (Outside) and Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board (Outside) and basic matters regarding execution of duties by Members of the Board and Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board.
  • The Company employs a Corporate Officer System which contributes to appropriate and swift management decision-making and the conduct of operations.
  • With the aims of ensuring effectiveness and efficiency of operations, ensuring reliability of financial reporting, complying with applicable laws and regulations relevant to business activities, and safeguarding assets, the Company structures its internal control system to consist of self-monitoring carried out by respective organizations which execute its functions (primary controls), policy development and monitoring for respective organizations carried out by the corporate organization (secondary controls), and internal auditing encompassing monitoring carried out by the Internal Audit Department (tertiary controls).

Corporate Governance Structure

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