Contribution as a Corporate Citizen

Santen engages in activities as a corporate citizen, building relationships of mutual trust with local communities through continuous dialogues and collaboration with them.

Support against Natural Disaster

Santen supports the recovery of disasters.

Year Incident Company Amount Donated Recipient
2020 COVID-19 Infections Santen Pharmaceutical (China) Co., Ltd. 1 million yuan Red Cross Society of China
2019 Typhoon Hagibis Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 10 million yen
5.69 million yen
(Matching gift program (Note) )
The Japanese Red Cross Society,
Central Community Chest of Japan
2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 3 million yen The Japanese Red Cross Society
2018 Western Japan Floods and Landslides Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 10 million yen
6.4 million yen (Matching gift program)
The Japanese Red Cross Society,
Central Community Chest of Japan
2017 Northern Kyushu Torrential Rain Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 3 million yen The Japanese Red Cross Society
2016 Central Italy Earthquake Santen Italy S.r.l. 8,613 euro The Italian Red Cross
2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 20 million yen
9.5 million yen (Matching gift program)
The Japanese Red Cross Society,
Central Community Chest of Japan
2016 Taiwan Earthquake Taiwan Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 1 million Taiwan dollar The Tainan City Government
2015 Nepal Earthquake Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 3 million yen
3.5 million yen (Matching gift program)
The Japanese Red Cross Society,
Japan Platform
Santen Inc. 10 thousand dollar (Matching gift program)
2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippine Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 3 million yen
3.4 million yen (Matching gift program)
The Japanese Red Cross Society,
Japan Platform
Note
Matching gift program; a program whereby the company adds to donations by employees a fixed proportion of money, and donates the total amount of money

Supporting Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Engaging in aid activities immediately after a disaster

Continuously supplying medical and pharmaceutical products

Immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, we devoted our best efforts to delivering necessary medical and pharmaceutical supplies as promptly as possible, making contact with medical institutions in the disaster-affected areas, the relevant authorities, ophthalmological associations, etc. Santen employees in these areas delivered medical and pharmaceutical supplies to facilities in need of such supplies, and helped affected medical institutions and pharmacies in their disaster recovery work.

Sending recovery work volunteers

The earthquake and tsunami severely devastated the vast areas severely, so a great many helping hands were needed. In response to this situation, Santen called for volunteers from among the employees, and sent seven squads of volunteers, amounting to about 60 volunteers in total, to the coastal areas of Iwate Prefecture over a period of about three months from September to November 2011-during which the number of volunteers was expected to decline-to engage in disaster recovery activities.

Volunteers are recovering the disastrous area

Providing relief funds

Hoping that the disaster-affected areas would recover and be reconstructed as soon as possible, Santen as a company made a donation of 100 million yen. Additionally, Santen used the matching gift program, whereby the company adds to a donation by an employee the same amount of money and donates the total amount, ultimately donating a further 40 million yen, including relief funds given by employees at Group companies in Japan and abroad.

Employee union engaging in continuous activities

To support the recovery of the areas severely affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 2011, the SGWU(Santen Group Worker's Union) has continued to engage in volunteer activities by sending union members to the areas. Until 2017, the union has sent a total of 76 volunteers in five squads with the mediation of the NPO Tono Magokoro Net based in Tono City, Iwate Prefecture.

Union members are participating in volunteer activity

Contributing to an Increase in Employment of Persons with Disabilities

Santen established Claire Co., Ltd. in 1997 as a special subsidiary that gives special consideration to the employment of people with disabilities in order to promote and stabilize the employment of people with disabilities and support their independence while actively promoting diversity.

In 2017, in order to further expand employment, we will set up a Claire sales office in Osaka City, aiming to realize a society where people with and without disabilities can coexist and live in harmony.

Claire Co., Ltd. in FY2020 was in a different environment than usual due to the influence of measures against the new coronavirus infection, so we will not visit companies and support groups that are considering employment of people with disabilities.

However, we accepted a total of 14 trainees from special schools, including schools for the blind, who are aiming to work for companies in the future, and hired several of them.

Persons with disabilities are receiving practical training

Contributing to Local Communities

Organizing Plant Tours

Santen conducts factory tours, believing that it is important to have contact with the local community as a good corporate citizen and to get to know us. In FY2020, no factory tours were held at the Shiga Product Supply Center and Noto Factory due to the effects of measures against the new coronavirus infection. The Suzhou Factory was attended by 116 people from 25 groups.

Plant tour visitors are observing the facilities.