We provide various support to resolve issues relating to health and medical care as well as social welfare.
Daiichi Sankyo has held the “Daiichi Sankyo Presents Family Ties Theater” program in cooperation with the Shiki Theatre Company and 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 underscore the importance of family ties in supporting one another and to give them the strength to continue their fight against cancer.
In fiscal 2019, approximately 450 patients and their family members were invited, and eight Daiichi Sankyo Group employees volunteered to run the event. They received comments from attendees such as, “We are waiting eagerly for new medicines.” The employees of Daiichi Sankyo will take their wishes to heart and these wishes will be a motivation in our drug discovery efforts.
Making Donations through TABLE FOR TWO
At the cafeteria in the company headquarters, we offer a “social contribution” menu (Healthy Lunch, Healthy BOX) that allows employees to contribute to the “enrichment of the quality of life and health of people around the world.” By selecting these low-calorie meals, employees can support the non-profit organization, TABLE FOR TWO International, which provides free school lunches for children in developing countries to help alleviate food inequality. In fiscal 2019,* we donated 213,720 yen through 10,686 meal orders.
* Figures for the period from Friday, March 1, 2019 to Saturday, February 29, 2020
For each healthy lunch ordered, a donation of 20 yen is made
In Eastern Europe, many orphanages lack the funds to provide children with loving and caring environments. Daiichi Sankyo Europe has continued to support the Kleine Herzen (“Little Hearts”) initiative to transform orphanages into family homes and improve the quality of life of orphans.
An employee of Daiichi Sankyo Europe delivering Christmas gifts
Message in a Bottle
Daiichi Sankyo Nederland has launched the project called “Message in a Bottle” for the elderly in care homes which are unable to accept visitors due to COVID-19.
Employees and their children wrote letters, created poems and composed paintings and games, packed them in bottles, and delivered them to a care home.
Support for the Elderly
At Daiichi Sankyo Ireland, employees bought lunch, small bingo gifts, a Christmas tree, and fleece blankets, and held a Christmas party with the elderly.
Participants enjoying the Christmas party
Awareness-Raising Activities for Disease Prevention
Daiichi Sankyo Taiwan holds health seminars for working adults and provides medical information for disease prevention. In fiscal 2019, the seminars featured themes such as “Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke” and “What Is Xerosis (Sjogren's Syndrome)?” and provided easy-to-understand explanations to enhance health knowledge with the cooperation of local public health centers and public and private companies, among others.
Activity at a nursing care center
CPR Training Program
At Daiichi Sankyo Korea, all employees have acquired cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructor certificates, and have been engaged in CPR training programs targeting elementary school students since 2016. In this program, participants learn how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs), practice CPR on mannequins, and learn how to respond to an emergency. For employees, these training programs are an opportunity to learn about the preciousness of life as a member of a pharmaceutical company.
Supporting Cardiac Surgery for Children
Daiichi Sankyo (Thailand) is provides financial support to children with pediatric congenital heart disease with regard to their surgery expenses through the Life Skills Development Foundation (TLSDF). In fiscal 2019, Daiichi Sankyo (Thailand) supported the expenses for 8 children receiving surgery.
TLSDF and Daiichi Sankyo (Thailand) staff