Employees are the largest driving force behind the achievements.
Carrying on the century-long strength in science & technology, innovation remains at the center of everything we do. We build on our legacy through ongoing research to create world-class medicines, pairing existing ideas with new ones, as we pursue our highest goal: to improve quality of life for patients around the globe. We believe that the largest driving force behind the achievement of our group’s mission and vision is our employees, who share our core values; Innovation, Integrity and Accountability.
Learn more about our Mission, Vision and Values.
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 to their full potential.
As a global company, we have approximately 15,000 employees in more than 20 countries.. 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 employees.
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 to care and reward employees and make sure that they grow together with us based on the HR Management Philosophy.
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
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 a 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
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.