Declaration of Health Innovation

Aiming to become a company that enables employees to lead healthy and active working lives

Atsuko Higuchi Atsuko Higuchi
Executive Officer
Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma has set forth its Corporate Mission "to broadly contribute to society through value creation based on innovative research and development activities for the betterment of healthcare and fuller lives of people worldwide."

Every employee is expected to make the most of his or her abilities so that we can live up to this Corporate Mission. We believe that, in order to make this happen, it is important to create a work environment that enables all employees to actively engage in their own duties while maintaining both mental and physical health. We also believe that it is crucial to encourage employees to seek personal fulfillment both during and outside of work as they endeavor to maintain and promote their own health and that of their families.

Accordingly, we have implemented various measures designed to help employees and members of their families to maintain and promote good health. To accelerate such health promotion initiatives, we have drawn up the Declaration of Health Innovation.

We at Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma will remain committed to assisting all employees and their family members in their activities to live healthy and fulfilling lives, so that we can thereby contribute to the betterment of healthcare and fuller lives of people worldwide.

Declaration of Health Innovation
Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.

  • We will, in collaboration with the Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Health Insurance Society, actively support health promotion for employees and members of their families, thereby ensuring that they are able to lead fulfilling lives both during and outside of work.
  • Employees of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma will make diligent efforts to maintain and promote their own mental health and physical health, and those of their families, in order to realize the Corporate Mission.

Concrete initiatives

  • We will completely prohibit smoking (and close down all smoking areas) at all of our workplaces by April 2019 toward the ultimate goal of becoming a "smoke-free" company.
  • We will aim to ensure that every employee who is eligible for specific health guidance or who has been deemed by an occupational physician to require treatment undergoes a medical examination in order to prevent any further deterioration of health.
  • We will promote creation of an integrated mental health support system in which in-house occupational health personnel, external employee assistance program (EAP) providers, and medical institutions collaborate for prevention, early discovery, and prompt treatment of mental health issues among employees, as well as providing support for their recovery and reinstatement.
  • We will aim to ensure that every dependent of each of our employees undergoes a specific medical checkups.