Human Rights Initiatives

Basic Policy

The Otsuka group contributes to the health of people around the world by continuously creating new value, and recognizes that in order to continue sustainable growth, all business activities must be founded on respect for human rights. Based on this, we promote human rights initiatives across the group and work hard to consistently meet those responsibilities.


The Otsuka group joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2016, and the next year signed the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which were jointly formulated by the UNGC and UN Women as a set of principles based on which companies should voluntarily promote the active participation of women. In addition to declaring our support for these initiatives, we will pursue the fulfillment of our corporate philosophy with an awareness of how social responsibility, including consideration for society and the environment, is integral to our businesses. In 2020, we formulated the Otsuka Group Human Rights Policy in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Based on this policy, we are promoting human rights initiatives across the Otsuka group.

Our Policy on Respect for Human Rights

Since its founding, the Otsuka Group recognizes that all of its business activities must be based on respect for human rights, in line with its management policy of valuing people, as it seeks to achieve sustainable growth while contributing to the health of people around the world. Otsuka Pharmaceutical considers this to be an important issue for the Group to address as a whole.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical conducts its business activities in accordance with the Otsuka Group Global Code of Conduct, the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Charter of Corporate Behavior, and the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Compliance Program, which clearly state that the company respects human rights.