Sustainability Initiatives Based on the Daiichi Sankyo Group Corporate Conduct Charter

The Daiichi Sankyo Group is addressing sustainability issues through its business based on the Daiichi Sankyo Group Corporate Conduct Charter. The Daiichi Sankyo Group Corporate Conduct Charter defines principles to be practiced in all of the Company's activities in order to fulfill its corporate mission. Taking each of these principles seriously and complying with laws, regulations and rules, we act with the highest ethical standards and good social conscience appropriate for a company engaged in a business that affects human lives. Through this commitment, we strive to meet the diverse requirements and expectations of society to enhance our corporate value and thereby fulfill our social responsibility and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

The Sustainability Promotion Department promotes sustainability initiatives, such as those related to access to healthcare and environmental management, based on the global management structure, in collaboration with relevant group companies, units, and departments. To promote the activities, we also actively communicate with our various stakeholders, taking their evaluations of the Group to heart as we strive to live up to the expectations of shareholders in the Group’s business activities. Furthermore, we proactively disclose these activities so that they can be appropriate evaluated by various stakeholders.

 

Governance Structure for Sustainability Management

The Group has prescribed clear decision-making procedures to promote sustainability management in its business. Initiatives related to compliance management, environmental management, and social contribution activities are promoted by specific committees set up for each area (Corporate Ethics Committee, EHS Management Committee, and Social Contributions Committee). Relevant Company divisions serve as the secretariat for each of these committees, which are membered by individuals from across the organization. Specifically, for decision-making on important matters related to sustainability needed for corporate management, they are reported to and discussed by the Management Executive Meeting, with relevant committees providing advisories and recommendations. Important matters are then reported to the Board of Directors.

Corporate Ethics Committee (Secretariat: Legal Affairs Department)

The Corporate Ethics Committee was established to promote management that complies with domestic and international laws and regulations as well as corporate ethics and fulfills our CSR, and to ensure that executives and employees put compliance into practice. In addition, one of the members is an external attorney to ensure transparency.

Chairperson: Compliance officer (Head of the Corporate Affairs Division)
Members: The committee consists of 12 members including 11 members internally assigned by the chairperson and an external attorney for ensuring the transparency and reliability of the committee.

EHS Management Committee (Secretariat: Sustainability Promotion Department, Human Resources Department)

The Group has established the EHS Management Committee in order to protect the environment and ensure the health and safety of employees and contribute to the development of a sustainable society while achieving the uniform management and promotion of environment, health, and safety management for which there is a high likelihood of risks occurring.

Chairperson: Chief Executive Officer of EHS Management (Head of the Corporate Affairs Division)
Members: The committee consists of 14 members appointed by the chairperson.

Social Contributions Committee (Secretariat: Sustainability Promotion Department)

The Social Contributions Committee has been established to promote social contribution activities from the perspective of fulfilling CSR as a good corporate citizen.

Chairperson: Head of the Corporate Affairs Division
Members: The committee consists of 6 members appointed by the chairperson.