Sustainability

Guided by our corporate philosophy of “contributing to the health of humankind through the development of revolutionary biotechnologies such as gene therapy,” and from the perspective of increasing our medium- to long-term corporate value, Takara Bio Group is working to solve various social challenges concerning sustainability, in the area of wellness as well as other areas, through our business activities. We aim to strike a balance between becoming a sustainable company and achieving sustained growth of Takara Bio Group. As part of this effort, we identified materialities (important issues) and are collaborating with stakeholders and partnering with Takara Holdings Group to carry out sustainability management to help solve social issues.

Identification of materialities

We identified eight materialities that are most relevant to the Group’s business, with additional consideration to stakeholder expectations, that we will look to as we carry out our sustainability activities. As we tackle social issues with our central focus on these eight materialities, we aim to strike a balance between becoming a sustainable company and achieving sustained growth of Takara Bio Group.

Initiative areas for each materiality

Safety

  • Ensuring reliable quality

Wellness

  • Support for the development of global life science research
  • Application of genetic analysis technology to testing and diagnostics
  • Initiatives for achieving gene therapies

Environment

  • Response to climate change
  • Response to environmentally conscious product packages and packaging

Human resources

  • Fostering human resources
  • Promoting the active involvement of diverse human resources
  • Achieving a comfortable workplace environment and a work-life balance

Governance

  • Promotion of corporate governance
  • Promotion of compliance
  • Reinforcement of the risk management structure

Community

  • Education for children
  • Contribution to the promotion of local communities and culture
  • Disaster assistance for large-scale disasters

Human rights

  • Respect for human rights
  • Initiatives to identify risks to human rights

Procurement

  • Collaboration with suppliers

System for implementation

The Group established a Takara Bio Group Sustainability Promotion Committee chaired by the President of Takara Bio to implement sustainability activities, and is carrying out initiatives related to each materiality.