December 15, 2020
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On December 8, 2020, Daiichi Sankyo has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP*, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change.

Daiichi Sankyo was recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, based on the data reported by the company through CDP’s 2020 climate change questionnaire.

Daiichi Sankyo is working on wide-ranging countermeasures for global warming, including active investments in high-efficiency energy-saving equipment, steady energy-saving activities, and a large-scale introduction of a solar power system aimed at active use of renewable energy. Moreover, aiming to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, we are promoting environmental management to proactively respond to global trend. Our efforts include setting targets under the international initiative, Science Based Targets (SBT), which calls on businesses to set CO2 emissions reduction targets over a medium to long term and to achieve the targets, and disclosing information on governance, strategies, risk management, and indicators and targets in accordance with recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

As a life science-oriented company aiming “to contribute to the enrichment of quality of life around the world,” Daiichi Sankyo will continue to support conservation of the global environment, which is the foundation of all biological activity and human life, regarding it as a key management issue.

* About CDP
CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$106 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 9,600 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2020. This is in addition to the hundreds of cities, states and regions who have disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.