Social Contribution Activities
KYORIN Pharmaceutical endeavors to contribute to society in cooperation with local communities in order to realize a mutually beneficial relationship with society. The Group promotes social contribution activities that are fitting for “a company that supports healthy lifestyles,” in order to create vibrant local communities where the foundation of its business activities lies so that people can live healthy, affluent lives, and to ensure that the Group continues to develop in a sustainable manner.
Initiatives to Nurture the Next Generation
Since fiscal 2017, we have planned and organized visits to schools by employees to teach and demonstrate in an easy-to understand manner correct ways of using medicine and how to wash your hands to elementary and junior high school children, to nurture the next generation. This is one of our social contribution activities that embodies our corporate philosophy of “Contributing to better health.”
Work experience programs
The head office and WATARASE Research Center, each plant provides opportunities for internships, gives tours and workplace experience opportunities to middle and high-school students, and provides remote classes and workshops.
Health Information Website for Children
The Kyorin Group has supported the “Kyorin Group Presents the Great Adventure for the Body’s Secrets” since 2016. During fiscal 2017, we produced a portal site related to the event, “Teacher, Teach Me about the Body’s Secrets” that shows health-related videos that explain diseases and how the body works by showing the “impure things in the body.” (The target audience is children in nursery school through early elementary school.) This is an effort to have children enjoy learning accurate, health-related information.
Sponsoring sporting events
The annual Shimotsuke Soccer Workshop in Nogi was held for the 17th time. Many local children attended, and we saw them giving their all playing soccer under the coaching of former Japan national team player Tetsuo Nakanishi.
The Kyorin Group supports many other events that contribute to people’s health.
Health Challenge Program
The Health Challenge program was launched in 2017 as a new activity to promote employees’ health and to contribute to local communities by donating items that are useful for maintaining health. All Group employees form teams at their workplace and count how many steps they take during a two-month period, competing in terms of average points, with health equipment donated to a social welfare center located near the workplaces of the two top teams. In total, 263 teams participated, and health equipment including a “body composition monitor” and “rehabilitation support machine” was donated to facilities in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, and Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture, where the two top teams are located.
Initiative to Raise Awareness of Maternity Mark
Since FY2017, KYORIN Pharmaceutical has been placing “Milton” advertisements near priority seats in various trains mainly in Tokyo regions. The advertisements raise awareness of the Maternity Mark, with the aim of increasing recognition of the symbol and contribute to creating an environment that is friendly to pregnant women.
First-Aid and Lifesaving Courses for Employees
As part of KYORIN Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.’s CSR activities, the Company’s approximately 750 medical representatives receive first-aid training, covering the necessity of first aid, CPR, the use of AEDs, and ways to stop bleeding. In addition to its corporate activities of collecting and providing information regarding the appropriate use of pharmaceutical products, the Kyorin Group strives to coexist in harmony as a corporate citizen of local communities.
Support for Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery
Since fiscal 2011, KYORIN Pharmaceutical has supported the Sunflower Project, which brings cheer to regions affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. We continued our support in fiscal 2018, growing 300 pots of sunflower seedlings at WATARASE Research Center, and donating them to the city of Natori, in Miyagi Prefecture.