Initiatives and Performance

Below is a summary of the sustainability activities the Chugai Group conducts in various fields for the benefit of stakeholders, centered on the supply of innovative medicines and services.

Initiatives and Performance in 2018

Items Main initiatives Main performance indicators in 2018
High ethical and moral standards
  • Fostering high ethical standards through training on BCG; making continuous efforts to build human rights awareness
  • Promoting compliance with the PMD Act, fair competition codes, promotion codes, and other laws and regulations
  • BCG and human rights training: 13,850 attendees (includes repeat attendees; Chugai Group in Japan)
  • Conducted compliance surveys for employees in Japan and overseas: 6,582
Patients and consumers
  • Conducting Support Activities for Patients
  • Responding to inquiries and disclosing information
  • Participation in Relay For Life, a 24-hour charity event to support cancer patients Participated as “Team Chugai” at 27 locations throughout Japan
  • Customer inquiries answered by Chugai’s Medical Information Dept.: 56,120 (includes telephone, e-mail and fax inquiries)
Shareholders and investors
  • Disclosing information in an unbiased and highly transparent manner
  • Holding frequent dialogues with investors in and outside Japan
  • Proactive information disclosure and IR activities
  • General Meeting of Shareholders
  • Realizing steady dividend payments
  • Information events for the media and institutional investors: 22
  • Number of securities analysts and institutional investors with which individual meetings were held: 338
  • Briefings for individual investors and shareholders: 8
  • Plant visits conducted for shareholders and the media: 1
  • General Meeting of Shareholders (March 22, 2018 at Royal Park Hotel, Tokyo; attended by 414 people)
  • Dividend per share: ¥86 (annual)
Business partners
  • Continuously standardizing and optimizing purchasing processes to build fair, transparent relationships
  • Promoting purchasing that balances compliance, business efficiency and purchasing cost reduction
  • Promotion of fairness and transparency, and cataloging of indirect materials in the electronic purchasing system
  • Development and implementation of procurement strategies for key materials; sharing of issues with business partners and implementation of improvements
  • Internal e-learning held (for all employees, new employees and mid-career hires): 10 times
  • Conducting welfare initiatives for the elderly and people with disabilities
  • Nurturing the next generation of individuals who will carry science and technology forward
  • Supporting employee volunteer activities
  • Donation of welfare vehicles to provide transportation for home welfare services: One vehicle to each of 5 organizations (A total of 253 vehicles over 34 years)
  • Biology lab classes for children at the Japan Science Foundation’s Science Museum: 130 participants in 12 classes
  • Employees taking volunteer holiday: 45
  • Sponsored courses at Waseda University: Total of 2 lectures
  • Fostering human assets who are competent in the global arena
  • Building work environments that are motivating and fulfilling for every employee
  • Leader-development program, all-employee program, division programs, Self-Innovation Program (SIP) implemented
  • Percentage of female executives: 13.3% / Use of telecommuting: Males 27.2%, females 48.1%
  • Percentage of employees with disabilities: 2.13%
Environmental protection and occupational safety and health
  • Promoting global warming countermeasures
  • Promoting resource conservation and waste reduction
  • Enhancing environmental awareness
  • Making environment-related contributions to local communities
  • Disclosing environmental information
  • Thoroughly managing chemical substances
  • Creating safe, pleasant workplaces
  • Energy consumption per employee: 8 percent reduction compared with 2010
  • Ratio of hybrid sales vehicles: 80%
  • Industrial waste generated: Decreased 14 tons from 2017
  • Industrial waste recycling ratio: 90.9%
  • Landfill waste final disposal ratio in 2018: 1.2%
  • Occupational incidence rate: 2.08 (No. of occupational injuries and deaths/No. of hours actually worked)(Chugai Group in Japan)
  • Occupational incidence severity: 0.001 (Chugai Group in Japan)
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