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Diversity Initiatives

Using diversity management to promote the success of diverse employees

Based on its business philosophy, “Innovation all for the patients,” Chugai places priority on diversity promotion as it seeks to become a top Japanese pharmaceutical company that provides a continuous flow of innovative new medicines in Japan and overseas as a key member of the Roche Group. One of the strategic policies in our 2013 through 2015 mid-term business plan, ACCEL 15, was strengthening our management infrastructure and achieving sustained bottom-line growth to become a top pharmaceutical company. Part of our effort to accomplish that policy involved accelerating diversity (different nationalities, mix of men and women, seniors, outside experts, etc.) to build a corporate culture in which innovation based on a wide range of perspectives and talents is a matter of course.

Our vision for diversity is a workplace environment in which men and women of diverse ages, nationalities and values can build rewarding careers while creating higher quality products and services that contribute to health and medical care worldwide.

Our Vision for Diversity

Creation of the Chugai Diversity Logo

Chugai Diversity Logo

Our diversity logo expresses diversity of gender, nationality, work style and other attributes in the form of hearts of various colors and shapes symbolizing harmony, enthusiasm and hope, representing people cooperating with each other toward a common goal.

Chugai Named "Nadeshiko Brand"Company for Second Consecutive Year

In March 2016, Chugai was chosen by METI and TSE as a Nadeshiko Brand for the second consecutive year, in the industry category “Drugs and medicines”, a designation offered to companies listed on the first section of the TSE with an exceptional record of promoting the success of women. The Nadeshiko Brand introduces those companies which are proactive in promoting the role of women in the workplace, including having in place an environment that supports a career path for women. Companies are scored for “conducting career support for women” and “supporting women in balancing work and family.” METI and TSE go on to pick one top company per industry category that also meets financial criteria (namely return on shareholder equity, or ROE).

Chugai Receives Two Awards in the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s 2014 “Commendation of Companies Promoting Gender Equality and Work-Family Balance”

In the 2014 “Commendation of Companies Promoting Gender Equality and Work-Family Balance” sponsored by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Chugai was awarded both the Minister’s Prize for Excellence (Companies promoting gender equality) and the Tokyo Labor Bureau Chief’s Prize for Excellence (Family-friendly companies) for a second consecutive year. These awards recognize companies that are making exemplary efforts to proactively encourage women workers to demonstrate their full potential, and to support a balance between work, childcare and nursing care. Chugai believes that these two awards were presented together in recognition of its initiatives in these areas to date.

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