Advances in technology, changing social structures, rising expectations and requests of pharmaceutical companies, and other trends will make the role of supply chains increasingly important. To maintain quality and stable supplies, Chugai will continue to focus on optimizing purchasing activities and building sound relationships with business partners. In addition, to solve social issues in cooperation with business partners, Chugai is working to improve its supply chain management by conducting comprehensive supplier assessments that include elements such as the natural environment, work environment and human rights.
Related Material Issues
- Supply chain management
*Chugai has identified Material Issues that should be given priority to promote the “creation of shared value,” which is our basic management policy.
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Supply Chain Management Initiatives
Environment, Health and Safety Group, Human Resources Management Dept.
Creating responsible supply chains in cooperation with PSCI
To address social issues such as increasing poverty and inequality, environmental problems and deteriorating working conditions, it is becoming more important for Chugai to broaden its efforts beyond its own activities to the entire supply chain.
In that context, in November 2018 Chugai joined the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI), which is made up of 75 global pharmaceutical companies (as of January 2023). Through cooperation with the PSCI, we are conducting supplier evaluations that include compliance and environment, health and safety (EHS) performance. Guided by the PSCI Principles, which lay out the practices the industry expects suppliers to follow, Chugai evaluates the ethical, labor, safety and environmental performance of suppliers, and their management systems, based on the standards of behavior that we expect suppliers to uphold. If findings that require improvement are confirmed, we request that supplier make improvements. Through this approach, we are building a responsible supply chain.