On December 7, 2021, 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 for two consecutive years.
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 2021 climate change questionnaire.
In our 5-Year Business Plan that started in fiscal year 2021, we have defined one of the materiality areas related to the foundation of our business as “Promoting Environmental Management,” and are taking on a wide range of challenges to reduce the environmental impact across the entire value chain in order to achieve the goals of realizing a decarbonized society, circular economy, and society in harmony with nature.
Specifically, we have set a long-term goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, and is a member of RE100, a global initiative of businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, and is promoting the use of renewable energy, including the introduction of solar power system globally.
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.
CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Founded in 2000 and working with more than 590 investors with over $110 trillion in assets, CDP pioneered using capital markets and corporate procurement to motivate companies to disclose their environmental impacts, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 14,000 organizations around the world disclosed data through CDP in 2021, including more than 13,000 companies worth over 64% of global market capitalization, and over 1,100 cities, states and regions. Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy.