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Otsuka respects local communities and their traditional cultures. The group contributes to community development and in particular to the education of children, who represent the future of their communities, through community exchanges, partnerships, and support for education.

Contributions to Communities outside Japan

To promote sustainable development overseas, the Otsuka group engages in activities with local communities.

Support for Cancer Patients

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Astex: Employees and their families participating in a charity event

Every year since 2000, Astex employees and their families have taken part in the Light The Night of East Bay event in Walnut Creek, California to raise awareness and much-needed funds to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The LLS is the largest voluntary organization in the US dedicated to research, finding cures, and ensuring access to treatment for blood cancer patients. Light The Night draws nearly one million participants throughout the year in over 160 evening events across the US. To date, Astex and its employees have contributed over $465,000 to the LLS.
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Participation in Charity Events

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Taiho Oncology: Taking part in the Undy Run/Walk campaign held by the Colon Cancer Alliance to raise awareness of colon cancer.

Taiho Oncology participates in charity events and other fundraising for patient support, disease awareness, and research support. The company participates in various activities throughout the year, especially raising awareness for colorectal cancer. The activities include sponsorship and participation in a charity organized by a local colorectal cancer patient group, as well as raising donations for colorectal cancer prevention, research and development, and patient support.
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Delivering Vitamins to Mothers and Children

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Since 2006, Pharmavite in the United States has supported the nonprofit Vitamin Angels, which delivers vitamins to children and mothers in developing countries. Thanks to Pharmavite's product donations, the organization has helped tens of millions of children and mothers obtain many of the essential nutrients they need. In 2016, Pharmavite organized a project that involved three Pharmavite employees visiting Mexico to directly participate in the activities of Vitamin Angels. In rural Mexico, there are many impoverished families, and it is estimated that 30% of children are anemic due to a lack of vitamin A.
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Sponsor Workplace Mental Health Initiative

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Otsuka America Pharmaceutical

One in five adults in the US experience a diagnosable mental illness in any given year, and many will go untreated. In partnering with the American Psychiatric Association’s Workplace Mental Health Initiative, Otsuka in the US recognizes that respecting and treating mental illness on par with other medical illnesses is the first step to improving employee quality of life as well as improving the performance of the organization. Mental illness should not be considered in isolation from the personal circumstances of each employee. In addition to face-to-face consultation, employees and their families are provided with advice regarding financial, legal, caregiving and parenting issues.
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Improving School Facilities

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Thai Otsuka Pharmaceutical: Music room at Watthanon Kaphrao primary school

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Thai Otsuka Pharmaceutical: Students playing traditional instruments

Thai Otsuka Pharmaceutical, with the participation of 110 employees, donated funds and volunteered their time for the construction of facilities at Watthanon Kaphrao primary school in Rayong Province in 2016. The project involved construction and renovation work for the creation of a music room with Thai traditional musical instruments, a bakery, a play room, and a nurse's office, as well as painting the school walls and planting trees. Upon completion, a donation presentation ceremony was held for school personnel, as well as invited guests that included local educators and administrative officials.
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Providing Hope to Cambodian Children

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Korea Otsuka Pharmaceutical: Prum elementary school

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Korea Otsuka Pharmaceutical: Completion ceremony

At Korea Otsuka Pharmaceutical, income generated by its employee cafeteria is donated to projects in developing countries, such as educational support and drilling water wells. The latest education support project covered everything from choosing a recipient elementary school to its remodeling. The old classrooms of Prum elementary school in Cambodia's Prey Veng Province had wooden posts and old tile roofs. They were completely replaced, and furniture such as chairs and desks were also replaced. In March 2017, a completion ceremony was held for the newly renovated school.
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Monthly Volunteer Activities on “ION Day”

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Dong-A Otsuka: ION Day activity

Since July 2009, Dong-A Otsuka in South Korea has marked the 25th of every month as ION Day.
The approximately 100 employees who work at the company headquarters take turns performing volunteer activities and distributing products. Employees visit local educational institutions and provide teacher assistance in after-school learning and club activities, such as sports or cooking classes. By establishing ION Day as part of its company culture, the company continues to promote individual volunteer activities in communities.
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SATU HATI Programs in Indonesia

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PT Amerta Indar Otsuka :SATU HATI Sehatkan Bangsa

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PT Amerta Indar Otsuka : SATU HATI School

In Indonesia, PT Amerta Indah Otsuka (AIO) has held SATU HATI (One Heart) charity events since 2007. These events to date have funded the construction of 28 libraries and the donation of 124,000 books.
At the Kejayan Plant production site for POCARI SWEAT in East Java, the company has sponsored the SATU HATI School, a program at the Kejayan Factory to tutor children in science and math.
AIO is committed to making a positive contribution through their SATU HATI CSR programs. AIO has taken a leading role in supporting efforts to collect and reduce trash in the local community surrounding the factory in the Sukabumi Area, West Java. This project is called SATU HATI Sehatkan Bangsa, which translates as ‘One Heart to a Healthier Nation.’ In the AIO-supported effort, the refuse previously left on the streets is collected in specially provided bins; this effort educates residents on the importance to the environment of waste separation and recycling. In Indonesia, the impact on the environment from littering has become an increasingly critical issue. In 2016, in recognition of this issue, the AIO started this project. Roughly 300 families in the community around the Sukabumi factory attended environmental awareness lectures that year.



 

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Supporting the People of Indonesia in Education, Environment and Health
Pratiwi Juniarsih Corporate Affairs Director
PT Amerta Indah Otsuka
 

AIO through its three pillars of CSR—SATU HATI Cerdaskan Bangsa (One Heart to Educate the Nation), SATU HATI Peduli Lingkungan (One Heart Cares for the Environment), and SATU HATI Sehatkan Bangsa (One Heart to a Healthier Nation)—is committed to making a positive contribution to Indonesia.
SATU HATI Cerdaskan Bangsa has already built 28 libraries, donated more than 124,000 books, and operates a learning center in Kejayan Factory.
SATU HATI Peduli Lingkungan adopts trees (25,000 trees in the Sukabumi Factory; and 12,500 trees in the Kejayan Factory), cleans beaches, and works to revitalize urban forests.
SATU HATI Sehatkan Bangsa supports to maintain and develop the Mom & Child Clinic to improve people’s health in the community.

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Contributing to Communities
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Healthcare Support Activities: Otsuka Welfare Clinic

In 2003, the Otsuka group established the Otsuka Welfare Clinic in Peshawar...

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Sub-Rural Health Center in Myanmar

In Myanmar, births typically occur at home with a midwife in attendance, an...

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Health Promotion, Disaster Prevention and Relief Activities

The Otsuka group of companies works with communities to engage in health aw...

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Participation in Community Events

The Otsuka group, with its origins in Tokushima Prefecture, is proud to par...

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Forest Conservation Activities such as Tree Planting and Thinning

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory and Taiho Pharmaceutical have supported the T...

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Contributions to Communities outside Japan
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Support for Cancer Patients

Every year since 2000, Astex employees and their families have taken part i...

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Contributions to Communities outside Japan
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Participation in Charity Events

Taiho Oncology participates in charity events and other fundraising for pat...

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Contributions to Communities outside Japan
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Delivering Vitamins to Mothers and Children

Since 2006, Pharmavite in the United States has supported the nonprofit Vit...

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Contributions to Communities outside Japan
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Sponsor Workplace Mental Health Initiative

One in five adults in the US experience a diagnosable mental illness in any...

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Contributions to Communities outside Japan
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Improving School Facilities

Thai Otsuka Pharmaceutical, with the participation of 110 employees, donate...

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Contributions to Communities outside Japan
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Providing Hope to Cambodian Children

At Korea Otsuka Pharmaceutical, income generated by its employee cafeteria ...

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Contributions to Communities outside Japan
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Monthly Volunteer Activities on “ION Day”

Since July 2009, Dong-A Otsuka in South Korea has marked the 25th of every ...

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Contributions to Communities outside Japan
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SATU HATI Programs in Indonesia

In Indonesia, PT Amerta Indah Otsuka (AIO) has held SATU HATI (One Heart) c...

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Otsuka Museum of Art

In the Tokushima area specifically, the group established the Otsuka Museum...

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Tokushima Vortis Professional Soccer Team

The Tokushima Vortis professional soccer team was founded in 2004 around a ...

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Track and Field Program Sponsorship

The Otsuka Pharmaceutical track and field team includes male and female ath...

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Youth Education
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Support Through Education

Since 2007, in Japan, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Otsuka Chemical, and Taiho Pha...

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Youth Education
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Plant Tours for Students

Otsuka group companies proactively welcome visitors to tour their plants. O...