With the belief that our suppliers are our partners essential for providing patients with medical and pharmaceutical products and the like, Santen strives to enhance our product quality and carry out improvements to cut prime costs through mutual exchanges and cooperation, as well as complying with the Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, etc. to Subcontractors, and maintaining the secrecy of provided information, with the aim of building relationships that enable both parties to develop in a sustainable manner.
Santen has internal regulations, including the Regulations on Purchasing Management, providing that the selection of suppliers requires making competitive estimates and comprehensively evaluating candidates in terms of product quality, delivery periods, managerial reliability, etc. Concerning the prevention of conflict of interest, the Code of Conduct in the Santen Code of Practice provides against the receipt of profits provided by business partners.
In addition, with the aim of building new partnerships and coexistence and co-prosperity relationships throughout the supply chain, we endorse the main purpose of the " Declaration of Partnership Building " established by the "Conference on Promoting Partnership Building for the Future" promoted by the Cabinet Office, the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, and others, and we disclose our declaration of partnership building.