Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Annual Report 2017

999No. of participants in social contribution activities(Counting only the number of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma participants)The Owls Forest Restoration Project in the Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma ForestTo commemorate the 10th anniversary of its merger, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma carried out a range of activities for one year from October 2015 to September 2016. The activities were a means of expressing gratitude to those in local communities and included social contribution efforts by directors and employees at social welfare facilities, in addition to environmental conservation efforts. One of those activities is the Owls Forest Restoration Project, which is scheduled as a five-year initiative for biodiversity. This project makes use of the Adopt Forest Program of Kishiwada city, Osaka prefecture, and is being carried out in cooperation with a local NPO called the Konoyama Conservation Club.At the 0.45-hectare Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Forest in Sangayamacho, Kishiwada city, our goal is to prevent the expansion of neglected bamboo groves and restore the deteriorated woodland area. By doing so, we hope to regenerate and maintain a rich natural environment to enable the owl, which is at the top of the area’s ecological pyramid, to survive.In fiscal 2016, a total of 166 employees gathered a total of 10 times to participate in the project. Workers groomed the woodland by, for example, cutting back bamboo, while also setting up birdhouses in order to protect and allow local wild birds to increase in numbers.Going forward, we will continue initiatives for biodiversity, focusing on the Owls Forest Restoration Project.Implementing “Hands On!” Community Service ActivitiesOur U.S. subsidiary Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has been carrying out its “Hands On!” community service program every year since 2012. To date, Sunovion has contributed more than 20,000 volunteer hours in the states of Massachusetts and New Jersey, where the company has offices. During fiscal 2016, the program was expanded to include more areas across the U.S., as well as the U.K. and Canada. 321 Sunovion employees participated in 19 volunteer projects in social services, healthcare, education, and the environment.(See p. 38 for related information)58Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. Annual Report 2017

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