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Identification of the Otsuka Group's Materiality

A vital part of the Otsuka group’s corporate philosophy recognizes the importance of contributing to the promotion of sustainability in terms of both social and environmental issues. The group actively engages in a diverse set of initiatives to uphold this responsibility.
Using the methodology described below the Otsuka group identified material aspects that it should emphasize. The group continues to pursue this process, promote CSR as an integral part of its business activities, and strive for sustainable development in its business operations and society at large.

Process to Identify Materiality
Listing Potential Material Aspects
To identify and list potential material aspects, the group employs an integrated analysis that incorporates the group’s corporate philosophy, CSR vision and policy, current CSR initiatives, international CSR guidelines, and socially responsible investment (SRI).
Assessing Impact on Stakeholders and Management
Each potential material aspect is analyzed in relation to its impact on various stakeholders and the management of the Otsuka group. Third-party opinions are also integrated into the analysis to implement a quantitative assessment.
Creating a Materiality Map
Indices used in the assessment were weighted by importance and used to create a materiality map that reflects the CSR policy of the Otsuka group.
Identifying Materiality
Aspects determined to have an impact on both Otsuka group management and stakeholders within a certain criteria are defined as material.
Specifying Five Areas of CSR
The Otsuka group organizes CSR activities into the five areas of health, environment, quality, culture, and employees, each with its own specific action policies.
Materiality Review
The group regularly evaluates initiatives implemented in the five CSR areas, and reviews materiality and policies as necessary.
Listing Potential Material Aspects