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For Immediate Release
Company name: DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
Representative: Sunao Manabe, Representative Director, President and COO
(Code no.: 4568, First Section, Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Please address inquiries to Noriaki Ishida, Executive Officer,
Vice President, Corporate Communications Department
Daiichi Sankyo Selected for 2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization (White 500)
Tokyo, Japan (February 21, 2018)—Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that it has been selected for 2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization(White 500), a program for commending organizations that conduct good health and productivity management.*1
The Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program was introduced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi*2 in fiscal 2016 with the aim of increasing the number of organizations implementing health and productivity management. This is the first time Daiichi Sankyo has received this recognition.
Based on its conviction that maintaining and promoting the health of employees is indispensable for both the growth of a company and its employees themselves, Daiichi Sankyo has actively promoted initiatives for health management and health improvement. In addition to the continuous efforts it has made to date, the company received this recognition due to its further efforts reflected in the clear statement of its management philosophy and the development of its organizational structure along with appointment of a Chief Health Officer.
To ensure that the Daiichi Sankyo Group and its employees grow together towards the realization of the Group’s corporate mission and vision, Daiichi Sankyo will continuously strive to create an environment that will maintain and enhance the health of all its employees.
*1: The health and productivity management stipulated by the Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee (NPO), founded on the belief that “by taking into account the health of their employees, companies can also expect great results from the viewpoint of management as well,” is the strategic implementation of health management from a management viewpoint.
*2: Comprised of leaders of businesses, medical organizations, and local governments, Nippon Kenko Kaigi is a private-sector promotional organization established to disseminate nationwide the progressive preventive and health promotion initiatives of local governments, companies, and insurers with the aim of promoting longer healthy life expectancy and appropriate medical costs.
Logo given to Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization(White 500)