Corporate Philosophy

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Our Corporate Philosophy

Sawai's Corporate Philosophy lays the blueprint for how we hope to contribute to the world.

Always Putting Patients First

  • It is Sawai’s mission to enable people to live healthy lives through pharmaceutical products imbued with our whole-hearted dedication.
  • It is Sawai’s challenge to grow in tandem with society through innovation and cooperation, while pursuing creativity.
  • It is Sawai’s hope that we will become an indispensable part of society through our desire to be of service.

Our Code of Conduct

The Sawai Code of Conduct sets forth the actions employees should take to achieve the Sawai Corporate Philosophy and serves as a guide in performing our duties.

Chapter 1: Alongside Patients
  • Sawai Pharmaceutical Products that are truly appreciated

    Creating a relationship of reliability with patients is one of our main focuses when considering ways to improve patient quality of life.

  • A focus on patient needs

    When innovating, we take into account the speed, value, and ethical benefit that our patients will receive as a result of our products.

  • Providing reliable pharmaceutical products

    By pushing ourselves to pursue higher quality in everything we do, we continue to offer patients pharmaceutical products they can trust.

  • Sincere consideration of patients' feelings

    We listen carefully to patient feedback and respond with empathy to ensure they stay at the heart of everything we do.

  • Patient centered advice and information

    We provide the most pertinent and beneficial information to patients based on data that is both factual and fair.

Chapter 2: Alongside Medical Professionals
  • Building relationships of trust

    We are keenly aware that everything we do leads back to clinical care.
    Through the quality of our responses and the sincerity of our actions, we work to build and maintain relationships of trust with medical professionals.

  • Developing pharmaceutical products from the medical professional's viewpoint

    With a precise understanding of clinical needs, we develop pharmaceutical products that are reliable, safe and provide high added value.

  • Ensuring a stable supply

    By sharing information with clinical professionals, working to strengthen relationships with our business partners, and building a demand-sensitive production system, we provide a stable and timely supply of pharmaceutical products.

  • Providing meaningful information

    We provide prompt, accurate and useful information on the quality, effectiveness and safety of our pharmaceutical products as well as medical care in general.

  • Insisting on greater quality

    In providing pharmaceutical products to medical professionals, we insist on higher quality in everything we do, from research and development, to production and disseminating information.

  • Compliance with legal and promotional codes

    We comply with relevant laws and industry standards in all activities involving product promotion and advertising, and ensure they are conducted ethically and appropriately.

Chapter 3: Alongside Business Partners
  • A spirit of coexistence and co-prosperity

    We build relationships of trust with companies that provide outstanding quality, technical capabilities and services, and ensure a reliable supply of materials, while fostering mutual growth and development.

  • Fair and transparent transactions

    We comply with applicable laws and regulations and conduct fair and transparent business transactions.
    We offer equitable access to business opportunities, and do not engage in transactions that make unreasonable use of a superior bargaining position.

  • Adequate import and export controls

    When importing or exporting pharmaceutical products, raw materials, machinery, equipment and technology, we work to understand and comply with the relevant laws, regulations and other rules of the countries in which we do business. This is designed to prevent any misuse for the purpose of threatening world peace.

  • Prudent relationships and a distinction between public and private

    We maintain upright, prudent relationships with our business partners, and will not engage in illicit transactions involving the granting or receiving of improper benefits.
    We do not attempt to use our professional positions for our own benefit or that of third parties.

Chapter 4: Alongside Employees
  • Vision

    Our vision is for every employee to take part in achieving the Sawai Corporate Philosophy. We strive to remain thankful and humble, and to evaluate our work honestly and sincerely. Moving forward, we will continue improving our abilities and attitudes, to better foster a deep sense of humanity, responsibility and integrity throughout our company.

  • Self-improvement and tackling new challenges

    Recognizing that each of us represents Sawai, we all work to improve ourselves professionally by harnessing our ambition and motivation to enact change and take on new challenges.

  • Fair, impartial evaluation and treatment

    We believe that our employees’ characters and capabilities are our greatest assets.
    We work to provide a stage so those with outstanding ability and motivation can perform to their fullest and offer fair and impartial evaluations and treatment for all.

  • A safe, sanitary workplace

    We believe that the best pharmaceutical products are made in environments conducive to mental and physical well-being and strive to create a safe, sanitary and harassment-free environment for our employees.

  • Promoting diversity and a culture of unity

    By creating new ideas and value through the active promotion of diversity, we create an open, unified corporate culture built on respectful communication and teamwork.

  • Achieving work-life balance

    Through improved efficiency and thoughtful cooperation, we encourage a diverse range of lifestyles that balance the needs of work, home and community.

Chapter 5: Alongside Shareholders and Investors
  • Maximizing corporate value

    We seek to enhance corporate value through educated, rational investments and efficient allocation of corporate resources.

  • Ensuring shareholder rights and equality

    We work to create a platform that supports the voting rights of all of our shareholders.

  • Prompt, bold decisions with a global perspective

    In order to achieve sustained growth and mid- to long-term improvement in corporate value, we make prompt, bold decisions from a global perspective. These also help us react quickly to changes in the business environment.

  • Enhanced corporate governance

    To better enhance our corporate governance, we work to build and establish optimal management structures, including internal controls related to compliance and financial reporting.

  • Proactive investor relations

    Through our investor relations (IR) initiatives, we work to ensure transparency and provide timely, appropriate disclosure of financial and non-financial information.
    We also make sure to engage in constructive dialogue and collaboration with our shareholders and investors.

Chapter 6: Alongside Society
  • Our social responsibility

    By providing Sawai Pharmaceutical Products, we contribute to improving access to medical care and supporting sounder financing in healthcare.

  • Coexisting with society

    As good corporate citizens and representatives of Sawai, we contribute to society by establishing an ongoing dialogue with our communities to help achieve a sound, emotionally enriched society.

  • Respect for human rights

    We support and respect protections for human rights.
    We oppose any and all discrimination based on race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, ideology, political opinion, sexual preference, disease or disability, and refuse any involvement in the infringement of human rights.

  • Appropriate payment of taxes

    As part of our social responsibility, we comply with taxation laws in each country that we do business and pay all necessary taxes.

  • Elimination of antisocial forces

    We have no involvement whatsoever with antisocial forces, and work with the police,
    attorneys and other outside experts in taking a resolute stand against them.

  • Involvement in government and politics

    While we do work to build sound relationships with government agencies, we will never offer gifts, hospitality or other illegal benefits to government employees, regardless of country.
    We comply with all applicable laws and company regulations concerning political contributions and donations, and make sure that these are conducted in a fair and transparent manner.

Chapter 7: Alongside the Global Community
  • Environmental preservation

    In achieving a sustainable society, each of us must recognize the impact of our corporate activities and actively work to preserve the global environment.

  • Preventing global warming

    We investigate concrete ways to prevent global warming, and taking the initiative in our corporate activities and elsewhere, work to reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.

  • Contributing to a recycling-oriented society

    We are helping to establish a recycling-oriented society by making effective use of our limited resources through recycling and reducing waste.

  • Reducing environmental impact through appropriate chemical management

    One of our responsibilities as a company handling chemical substances is to understand and appropriately manage the chemicals associated with our business, and to reduce their environmental impact. We strive to fulfill this duty every day.

  • Biodiversity efforts

    We understand that pharmaceutical products are only possible thanks to a plethora of diverse bioresources. We work to preserve biodiversity by recognizing and addressing the impact our corporate activities have on ecosystems.

  • Environmental communication

    By collecting information on environmental preservation and educating our employees, we seek to increase company awareness of environmental issues.
    By disclosing information on the environment and participating in related events, we work to build a proactive approach to our environmental communication.

Chapter 8: Management of Assets and Information
  • Appropriate control and utilization of corporate assets

    We maintain appropriate control over all corporate assets, including tangible assets, intellectual property rights and information.
    At no time are these assets used for personal or other purposes outside of business.

  • Management of third party confidential information and respect for intellectual property

    We manage and make appropriate use of confidential information provided to us by other companies with a rigorousness that meets or exceeds standards for our own confidential information. We also respect the intellectual property of other companies, and do not infringe on those rights.

  • Appropriate management of personal information

    We respect the privacy of all individuals, and personal information obtained through any of our corporate activities is carefully managed in accordance with relevant laws and company regulations.

  • Prohibition of insider trading

    We engage in no insider trading, or suspected insider trading, based on internal or external information not yet made public.
    We will also not disclose such information to third parties, including friends and family.

  • Preparation and retention of accurate, appropriate business records

    Recognizing that the preparation and retention of accurate and appropriate records concerning all of our businesses is the basis for the public’s trust in us, we maintain proper records in accordance with relevant laws and company regulations.

Promotional Framework

  • Scope of application

    The Sawai Corporate Philosophy and Sawai Code of Conduct shall apply to, and be abided by, all Sawai Group officers and employees both inside and outside Japan.

  • Responsible officers and departments

    Officers and departments shall be appointed to spread the Sawai Corporate Philosophy and Sawai Code of Conduct throughout the company, and to be responsible for revisions and other clerical procedures.

  • Promotion obligation

    Officers and division (department) heads are responsible for spreading and promoting the Sawai Corporate Philosophy and Sawai Code of Conduct.
    This shall be done through their own actions and by encouraging adoption within their respective divisions (departments).

  • Point of contact for reporting

    Employees who encounter compliance violations should contact their division (department) head or the point of contact noted below to report the incident and receive advice. The privacy of those submitting justifiable reports and seeking advice is protected, and such individuals shall not receive prejudicial treatment as a result of such reports or requests for advice.
    Recipients of such reports and requests for advice are obliged to promptly investigate and take the appropriate corrective action.

    Point of contact:
    Point of contact for reporting and advice as set forth in company regulations concerning the whistleblowing system.

  • Revisions

    Revisions to the Sawai Corporate Philosophy and Sawai Code of Conduct shall require the approval of the Management Meeting.

Established April 2007
Revised December 2011
Revised April 2017

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