CSR Management

Basic Policy and Structure

Basic Policy

Today’s world is host to numerous issues facing healthcare. These range from epidemics, aging populations, and rising medical costs due to advanced treatments that use innovative technologies to the need for better access to health services in emerging and developing countries. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set targets for human health and welfare, prompting growing expectations for global companies to undertake initiatives to resolve issues in healthcare.
With this situation as a backdrop, Sysmex, with its business centered on the field of in vitro diagnostics (IVD), which has been its focus since the Company’s founding, works to resolve global medical issues in accordance with its mission of “Shaping the advancement of healthcare.” This is a part of the Sysmex Way, the Group’s corporate philosophy. We are particularly focusing on our goal to help extend healthy lifespans and configurate sustainable healthcare infrastructure by providing products and services for medical institutions in more than 190 countries and regions.
We believe that, in order for us to continue these activities, it is vital that we ensure sustainable management by sincerely communicating with all stakeholders. These include our customers, employees, business partners, shareholders, and society. The Sysmex Way specifies our Core Behaviors to clearly define the value we deliver to each group of stakeholders, and we ensure through various activities that employees across the Group adopt the Core Behaviors in their daily routines. Our priority is to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, promote business activities based on high ethical standards, protect the global environment, and create a work environment in which employees from diverse backgrounds feel comfortable.

CSR Management Structure

Sysmex has established a specialized CSR Promotion Department for planning, drawing up proposals for, and promoting CSR activities, as well as disseminating CSR-related information both inside and outside the company. The department’s activities are conducted under the control and management of a senior managing director and member of the Managing Board.
We have also identified priority issues (materiality) with a view to realizing a sustainable society and achieving sustainable growth for the Group. In fiscal 2020, we reviewed materiality while working on our new mid-term management plan (fiscal 2021 to 2023), taking account of changes in economic, environmental, and social issues. We also revisited our KPIs linked to materiality and set the reviewed KPIs as our new sustainability targets. Our departments roll out their execution plans and activities to achieve these sustainability targets. They also report their progress regularly at management meetings, including the Managing Board meetings. The targets are then reviewed, and new measures are considered in a PDCA cycle.

The UN Global Compact

Sysmex signed the United Nations Global Compact in February 2011 to proactively promote its CSR initiatives. When identifying priority issues (materiality) and promoting CSR activities, Sysmex refers to the Ten Principles of the Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the United Nations adopted in September 2015.