CSR-Based Management

Sumitomo Pharma defines the practice of 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," as CSR-based management. We aspire to implement CSR-based management through developing innovative products and healthcare solutions and contributing to the development of science as well as respecting human rights, maintaining and reinforcing the corporate governance system, promoting work style innovation and diversity & inclusion, strengthening employee training and development, contribution to global health, and taking initiatives to improve access to medicines.

We have identified the material issues for our CSR-based management and use them as a guide in the pursuit of CSR-based management. We also consider the pursuit of CSR-based management and contribution to the resolution of social issues as a way of contributing to the achievement of the United Nations' SDGs (sustainable development goals). We believe that addressing each of these material issues in a conscious manner will play a part in achieving the SDGs.

Corporate Mission, Management Mission

The Corporate Mission defines our commitment to society, while the Management Mission states the goals of management, considering relationships with our stakeholders.

Declaration of Conduct

The Declaration of Conduct is a set of concrete guidelines for implementation of our missions. All executives and employees maintain a constant awareness of this Declaration as they carry out their corporate activities and work to improve corporate value by discharging social responsibility to the full.

More information on our missions and Declaration of Conduct can be found here (About Us: Corporate Philosophy).


We have identified the material issues (materiality) for contributing to society and achieving our sustained growth, prioritized them in the form of the Materiality Map, and established materiality targets and KPIs to manage their progress.