Support to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
We offered the following support to help combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
<Support activities in Japan>
・Donating personal protective equipment (face shields, masks, and gowns) to local governments and organizations in Japan (including equipment produced with personal donations of more than 10 million yen from our domestic group board members, executive officers and employees)
・Donating to Kitasato Institute's Project for COVID-19 by the Kitasato Institute, which aimed to rapidly identify treatments for COVID-19
・Providing drug substances in response to a request from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to cooperate for the Basic Screening Plan for Drugs for Coronavirus Disease 2019 at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Japan
・Participating in a crowdfunding campaign related to COVID-19 launched by READYFOR, Inc.
・Recruiting employees who were qualified as pharmacists and willing to support the activities at the Osaka City's Large-Scale Vaccination Center, and those employees cooperated in the activities with the Osaka Pharmaceutical Association using our volunteer leave system
<Support activities in North America>
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., our subsidiary in the U.S., has engaged in the following activities.
・Providing a monetary donation to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) COVID-19 Response Fund
・Donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Office of Emergency Management in New Jersey and donating food
・Sunovion has partnered with its food service vendor to provide food donations and financial support to several community organizations
・Establishing a COVID-19 fund in collaboration with Innovative Medicines Canada
<Support activities in China>
Sumitomo Pharma (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., our subsidiary in China, donated 1 million yuan (approximately 15 million yen) to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation. The funds were earmarked for the procurement of PPE and treatment equipment to increase the safety of medical personnel providing treatments at hospitals in Wuhan, China.
Support for Organizations in Japan
In the spirit of the Company's global slogan, Sumitomo Pharma are promoting social contribution activities in the hope that all patients and their families can lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.
As we focus on support for patients and their families, global health and community contribution, voluntary financial contributions by our officers and employees are matched by a corresponding company donation and presented to organizations that promote such causes. In fiscal 2021, we donated to four NPOs (The support network for NANBYO children of japan,Future Code, Nobel, and Florence).
Main donations in fiscal 2021
- Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation
- Osaka Prefecture (Welfare office for persons with disabilities, Welfare department)
- Osaka Voluntary Action Center
- Japan Institute for Drug Education
- Next Vision
- Japan Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Contribution to local communities
Supports of educating the next generation