The company donates to research institutions including universities, academic societies, and research groups of specialists, mainly in fields related to the "eyes," with the aim of contributing to the development of medicine and pharmacology and to health care. Santen also donates continually to the promotion of corneal transplantation, activities to prevent eyesight loss in developing countries conducted by health care professionals and NGOs in and outside Japan, activities to support the self-reliance of the visually impaired, and disease awareness campaigns conducted by ophthalmic societies and public-interest incorporated foundations. In addition to those, Santen continually donates pharmaceuticals and medical devices such as intraocular lenses for groups which conduct ophthalmic care activities in developing countries.
As a corporate citizen, the company also contributes to disaster assistance and local community activities. The donations and contributions made by Santen Group in FY2021 reached 810 million yen, which is equivalent to 1.7% of consolidated core operating profits.