Daiichi Sankyo Signed on to the United Nations Global Compact in April 2012.

Daiichi Sankyo's Policy

Our participation in the Global Compact is a way to clarify our corporate stance on the ten principles in four areas (human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption) outlined within the Global Compact.
Daiichi Sankyo believes that CSR is more important than ever, in light of the growing impact that corporate activities have on the environment and society, as well as the globalization of corporate activities. We believe that, while the quality of products and services are of course important, it is crucial to enhance the quality of our workforce, management and governance to fulfill our management responsibilities and respond to environmental and social needs. In order to ensure highly ethical and socially responsible corporate conduct befitting a healthcare company, we have announced the Daiichi Sankyo Group Corporate Conduct Charter, consisting of ten vitally important articles intended to ensure "corporate quality." The Corporate Conduct Charter is closely related to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, and by implementing it as the core of our approach to CSR, we are ensuring that these principles become established in the practices of our entire organization.


The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative in which businesses demonstrate creative leadership and act as upstanding members of society by participating in this global framework aimed at realizing sustainable growth.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
Human Rights
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017

Daiichi Sankyo attended the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017, which was held in the United States in September 2017. Organized by the UN Global Compact, the main topic of the summit was how to encourage companies to advance initiatives related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Representatives from companies, government institutions, and NGOs attended this summit.

Environmental audit being conducted at a U.S. production site


Cultivation of In-House Awareness

We have established an information site entitled “Let’s Learn about the United Nations Global Compact*” on the Company’s intranet in Japan to provide basic knowledge to employees about the United Nations Global Compact. This site teaches employees about current global social issues related to the trends regarding the four areas defined in the Global Compact: human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Through case studies on these issues, the site provides employees with an opportunity to think about the ideal relationship with society, an exercise that is useful in future work activities, while also enabling them to deepen their understanding regarding the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and the SDGs.

*The website was developed by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd., and the Company based on the UN Global Compact Dilemma Game created in part by the Global Compact and KPMG.

Intranet site providing information on the United Nations Global Compact

Activities through Global Compact Network Japan

Daiichi Sankyo takes part in activities as a corporate member of Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ), the United Nations Global Compact Network in Japan.
We have been actively participating in subcommittee activities,  and deepening our knowledge for sustainability initiatives through learning best practices of other companies.

Global Compact Network Japan