Daiichi Sankyo Group offers a range of support to areas around the world affected by natural disasters.
Reconstruction Support Following the Great East Japan Earthquake
Daiichi Sankyo endorses the ideals of the Coastal Forest Restoration Project, a long-term post-Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction support program conducted by Natori City, in Miyagi Prefecture, and has been supporting this initiative since 2012. This project was commenced in 2011, with the aim of restoring the coastal forests that were lost to the tsunamis that followed the earthquake.
Initiatives for accomplishing this goal include raising 500,000 seedlings of tree varieties, including Japanese black pine (Pinusthunbergii), and planting and caring for
these trees and conducting other afforestation activities over an area of approximately 100 hectares by the time of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In September 2017, a total of 24 employee volunteers from Group companies assisted in tree-raising activities. Employee volunteers participating in this project have stated that seeing the condition of the coastal forests made it apparent that the post-earthquake reconstruction efforts were not yet finished. Others pointed out how the experience made them realize the necessity of offering continuous aid into the future. Going forward, we will carry on the provision of ongoing support in the form of employee volunteers to respond to the project’s need for human assistance over the long term.
Employee volunteers participating in the Project
Commemorative photo taken after activities
The employee volunteers assisted in planting and caring for these trees. (people)
Disaster Relief Support
Seeking to help people impacted by the torrential downpour that struck the northern portion of Kyushu Prefecture in July 2017 in reconstructing their lives, Daiichi Sankyo donated ¥3,000,000 through the Japanese Red Cross Society in the same month. Other disaster relief support activities by the Company are listed below.
Emergency Relief（FY2011 to FY2017）
|2017 Kyushu Northern Torrential Rain Disaster in Japan||The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥3,000,000 through the Japanese Red Cross Society.|
|2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Disaster in Japan||The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥26,158,608* through the Japanese Red Cross Society.|
|2015 Typhoon Torrential Rain Flood Disaster in Japan||The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥3,000,000 through the Japanese Red Cross Society.|
|2015 Nepal Earthquake Disaster||The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥8,181,650* through the Japanese Red Cross Society.|
|2014 Hiroshima Flash Flood Disaster in Japan||The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥3,000,000 to Hiroshima city, Hiroshima prefecture.|
|2013 Philippines Typhoon Disaster||The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated ¥5,000,000 through the Japanese Red Cross Society.|
|2013 India Flood Disaster||The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated US$133,456.- through Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.|
|2011 Thailand Flood Disaster||The Daiichi Sankyo Group donated US$30,000.- through Thai Red Cross Society.|
* including Matching Gifts program