Diversity & Inclusion
At Otsuka Pharmaceutical, we believe a diverse workforce can drive innovation and global expansion, and therefore we actively nurture Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives. We consider D&I a management strategy that leverages the distinct strengths of each employee. The Otsuka group's materiality and related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we have committed to are focused on championing diversity, and we are striving to foster a diverse work environment in our constant pursuit of innovation.
Steps to promote D&I
Steps to promote D&I
Otsuka Pharmaceutical has long committed to utilizing the talents of a diverse workforce, regardless of nationality, race, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation, and our top management has actively promoted diversity initiatives. In 2007, we launched our Diversity Promotion Project and declared our commitment to promoting diversity in the Otsuka Group Global Code of Business Ethics. In 2017, we signed the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)*1, a set of principles offering guidance to businesses about promoting the advancement of women in the workplace. The initiative was jointly developed by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the United Nations Women's Organization (UN Women)*2.
- *1United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
- *2Women's Empowerment Principles
Projects Driven by Diversity
Creating a supportive work environment for all employees — regardless of their position in the company — is a key company goal. We aim to create new value, improve corporate competitiveness, and drive sustainable growth by respecting the diversity of our human resources and making the most of each employee's abilities.
To that end, we are proactively implementing measures to share information and experiences within the company to maintain and boost employee motivation. We hope to foster a rewarding work environment by promoting these types of programs and activities.
We respect diverse values and aim to create a workplace which brings out the individual strengths of each employee and allows them to play an active role.
We are implementing various internal programs and frameworks to support the careers of our diverse workforce, as well as multiple measures and environmental improvements to maintain and boost employee motivation.