Eiken and Sustainability

Sustainability Policy

The Eiken Group develops its business activities based on the "EIKEN WAY" , which itself is based on a management philosophy, management vision and a motto. By strengthening ESG (environmental, social and governance) efforts and contributing to solving social issues, it is the aim of the Eiken Group to attain a sustainable society and continuously to improve corporate value.

Sustainability Advancement System

The Eiken Group is committed to the vigorous advancement of sustainability Group-wide. For this purpose, the Group has established a Sustainability Committee, composed of the president and CEO as Committee chair and the executive officers in charge of each function and business group.

In principle the Sustainability Committee meets twice a year, deliberating and reporting on important matters related to sustainability. Depending on the importance or other aspects of the issues on which it deliberates, the Committee may refer some matters to the Management Conference.  The proceedings of the Sustainability Committee are reported to and supervised by the Board of Directors.

The mid-term and annual targets that are approved by the Sustainability Committee are sent for execution to related committees and divisions, where they are developed in detail and related activities are advanced.

Materialities

The Eiken Group conducts its business activities in accordance with the EIKEN WAY, as enshrined in its management philosophy, management vision and motto. In this way the Group strives to enhance corporate value by contributing through healthcare to the protection of people’s lives and health around the world. Currently, in its bid to grapple more concretely and proactively with social issues, thereby growing as an enterprise that is necessary to society, the Group has identified important issues—materialities—that it must address on a priority basis.

Identifying Materialities

Materialities

The Eiken Group has identified 11 materialities, and in addition to "Environment," "Society," and "Governance,"  has created the category of "Medical" as a company that protects the health of people around the world,  expressed in four categories.  The Group is raising awareness of these materialities internally, incorporating them into its business strategy and drafting targets and key performance indicators (KPIs) for each issue. In so doing, the Group is focusing its combined efforts on these materialities and contributing through various initiatives to the achievement of the SDGs.

  Materialities Measures
Medical

Contributing to Health and Quality of Life for People Around the World

Improving Access to Healthcare Supply of products to developing countries that have not yet adopted them
Solutions to Medical Issues Global solutions to healthcare issues
Development of advanced technologies and advancement of innovation
Pursuing Quality and Establishing Sustainable Supply Chains Proactive measures on quality
Strengthening of supply-chain management
Environment

Business Activities in Harmony with Regional Environments

Responding to Climate Change Reduction of CO2 emissions at worksites (Scopes 1 and 2)
Reduction of CO2 emissions in supply chains (Scope 3)
Contributing to a Recycling-Oriented Society Reduction of water use
Reduction of waste
Reduction of packaging and use of sustainable materials
Social

A Dynamic Company Driven by Excellent People/p>

Respecting Human Rights and Diversity Promotion of diversity and inclusion
Eradication of harassment
Employee Engagement and Personnel Training Creating fulfilling and supportive workplaces and achieving work-life balance
Development of global personnel
Development of R&D personnel
Boosting Health and Ensuring Safety and Hygiene Advancement of health improvement programs and safety-and-hygiene activities
Governance

An Organizational Base That upports Sustainable Growth

Achieving Sound and Transparent Governance Promoting diversity among executives
Rigorous Compliance and Thorough Corruption Prevention Training and monitoring based on compliance programs
Thorough prevention of corruption
Establishing Risk Management Continuous improvement of business continuity management
Strengthening of information security management