The Chugai Group has established an integrated management system for environmental protection, health and safety, and has promoted EHS activities effectively.
Framework for Promoting Environmental Protection, Health and Safety Activities
Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Audits
Since 2017, we have shifted to an integrated environment, safety and health (EHS) management structure in promoting our EHS activities. We conduct periodic internal EHS audits to verify that this EHS management system is functioning. At the same time, companies are expected to work not only through their own activities but in cooperation with suppliers to help solve social issues such as growing poverty and inequality, environmental problems and worsening working environments. In response to these expectations, in November 2018, Chugai became a member of PSCI*1, part of our efforts to build a comprehensive system for assessing suppliers. Based on the PSCI Principles*2, in 2019 we established the Chugai Group Supplier Code of Conduct (SCC) setting forth standards of behavior expected of our suppliers. By conducting comprehensive assessments of suppliers and contractors based on the SCC – including their concern for the environment and human rights, ethics, labor, health, safety and compliance with related management systems – and working with them to practice continuous improvement, the Chugai Group aims to solve social issues throughout its entire supply chain.
- *1 The goal of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is to achieve and enhance a sustainable society. PSCI is a US-based non-profit organization with a membership of about 30 global pharmaceutical companies. It promotes uniform standards for supplier assessments and a platform for sharing information among procurement sources.
- *2 The PSCI Principles are codes of conduct for responsible supply chain management that set the standard for ethics, labor, health and safety, environment and related management systems. Supplier assessment standards incorporate, in addition to the PSCI Principles, international standards such as the UN Global Compact, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems.