Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma's Sustainability

Based on a history spanning more than 300 years, and our frontier spirit, the Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Group's MISSION — Creating hope for all facing illness. — reflects universal values, and the realization of that philosophy is our social mission.

In addition, there is a growing commitment around the world to working toward the resolution of environmental and social issues through worldwide initiatives, such as the SDGs adopted at a United Nations summit, and the pursuit of sustainability is accelerating.

Under the concept of KAITEKI, the Group is pursuing businesses that solve a wide range of environmental and social issues. By providing value to society through our business and contributing to the realization of a sustainable society, we seek to continuously raise our corporate value.

To that end, it is vital that we understand the social issues and demands that change with time and respond to them. The Group has identified the highest priority social issue as a materiality (important issues) that it needs to address. As people engaged in the activities of a pharmaceutical company, all of our officers and employees have a strong sense of mission, a high level of ethical standards, and conduct our business activities with fairness and integrity. Together, we will help extend the healthy life expectancy of people and achieve a sustainable society.


Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma is a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC) Group, which is working to realize KAITEKI by providing solutions to environmental and social issues and contributing to the sustainable development of society and the planet.

KAITEKI means "the sustainable well-being of people, society and our planet Earth." The MCHC Group defines "KAITEKI management" as the integrated implementation of three types of management (1) management which focuses on capital efficiency, (2) management which strives to create innovation for society, and (3) management aiming to improve sustainability while maintaining a focus on time and opportunity. The MCHC Group calls the value created from the three kinds of management "KAITEKI value." All of the MCHC Group's activities target enhancement of KAITEKI value. We believe that enhancing KAITEKI Value will lead to the realization of KAITEKI. We promote this management approach aiming to generate revenue and develop ourselves sustainably while contributing to solving environmental and social issues as a company.

For further information about KAITEKI, please see the MCHC website.

United Nations Global Compact

Since May 2006, MCHC has participated in the United Nations Global Compact, which is being advanced by the United Nations. As a member of the MCHC Group, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma respects the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact, which address human rights, labor, the environment, and anticorruption, and upholds these principles in its business activities as a responsible corporate citizen in line with its Corporate Behavior Charter.