Environmental, Health and Safety Policy/Basic Approach

The Chugai Group considers environmental protection and occupational health and safety to be important platform that underpin the realization of its mission to benefit the medical community and human health around the world.

Because environmental protection is closely linked with health and safety, the Chugai Group has built a unified management system to advance these efforts more efficiently, in response to global demand for an integrated approach to managing the environment, health and safety (EHS). In addition to introducing this system, we have established basic regulations and use a PDCA cycle at each facility to manage these activities, with the goal of achieving long-term sustainable growth for the Chugai Group and for society as a whole.

Environment, Health and Safety Policy

The Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and its domestic and overseas subsidiaries (“Chugai Group”) establishes the Policy on Environment, Health and Safety (“Policy”) to define the basic principles concerning Environment, Health, and Safety (“EHS”). The Policy also ensures that Chugai Group will conduct corporate activities that conserve the environment, and protects the health and safety of employees.

Compliance with applicable laws and regulations

The directors, officers and employees of any company in the Chugai Group (“We”) shall not only comply with applicable national and foreign laws and regulations, and international arrangements, but also set and strive to achieve ambitious voluntary standards pertaining to EHS activities*1.

Promotion of EHS activities

The Chugai Group shall promote EHS activities by setting objectives and targets for social issues related to EHS identified as materiality and shall continuously improve the EHS management system through monitoring and risk analysis.

Under the EHS management system, we shall take initiative in promoting EHS activities on an ongoing basis.

Based on the results of the risk analysis, we shall strive to prevent or control damage by formulating and implementing appropriate measures against environmental pollution and occupational accidents.

Provision of education and training

Each company of the Chugai Group will provide education and training on an ongoing basis to enhance the employees’ knowledge and deepen their understanding of environmental conservation and health and safety.

Communication with stakeholders

Each company of the Chugai Group shall disclose information relating to EHS activities proactively, and make efforts to communicate with local communities.

Through communication with stakeholders, we shall promote efforts to solve social issues related to EHS.

  • *1 The term “EHS activities” means: (a) initiatives to, for example, protect climate change, reduce resources and waste, prevent pollution, and maintain biodiversity throughout the entire process of medicinal products (i.e. from R&D to manufacturing, transportation, marketing and sales, and disposal); and (b) initiatives to, among other things, secure occupational safety which takes precedence over any other activities, maintain and improve the health of employees, and establish a comfortable working environment.

Date of Enactment: January 1, 2017
Date of the Latest Revision: April 1, 2022

Basic Approach to Environmental Protection Activities

The Chugai Group is proactive in its efforts to minimize our impact on the environment, based on our Environment, Health and Safety Policy, with the aim of contributing to the protection of the global environment as set forth in the Chugai Group Code of Conduct. We consider it important not only to comply with environmental regulations but to contribute to resolving social issues by fulfilling our responsibilities based on issues unique to the Chugai Group, including our handling of antibodies and highly pharmacologically active substances.

Basic approach to health and safety activities

Recognizing that the health of our employees is a valuable asset, the Chugai Group has engaged in activities to promote health and productivity management, including maintaining and promoting employee health and creating safe working environments. In December 2017, we issued the Chugai Group Declaration on Health which outlines our commitment to implementing those efforts, and will work to realize health and productivity management through a proactive approach to contributing to the well-being of our employees.

Chugai Group Declaration on Health

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