Sustainability

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As a Member of the Healthcare Community

As a member of the medical care community, the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group undertakes initiatives by making full use of its assets accumulated through its business activities in the hope of contributing to healthy lives as well as the advancement of medical care.

Raising Awareness

With the aim of helping patients and consumers enjoy healthy lives, we share information on diseases and health, and undertake initiatives to promote wide recognition of diseases through charity activities.

Website for information on diseases and health

Kyowa Hakko Kirin runs disease-specific websites (in Japanese) for patients and their families, as well as the public in general, aimed at offering information on the causes of diseases and their symptoms and treatments, as well as disease-related information useful in everyday life.
We currently offer websites on chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, pollen allergy, skin itchiness, nocturnal enuresis, Parkinson's disease, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and hematopoietic stem cell transplant. We are seeking to expand the contents of the websites and make them easier for viewers to use and understand.

Kyowa Hakko Bio also runs the Healthcare Laboratory website, which provides information on the potency of certain health-promoting ingredients and their anticipated effects.

Community outreach classes

Kyowa Hakko Kirin’s Fuji Plant has hosted annual health-themed classes for local residents since 2005. In 2016, a class on Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer-type dementia was held to discuss the currently available treatments and future outlook. The class was attended by 103 people.

Class held at Fuji Plant

Participating in charity events

Employees of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Korea and their family members, around 60 in total, participated in a charity marathon race in which entry fees were collected for donation. All money raised by the race was given to children with cancer.

Employees of Kyowa Kirin USA Holdings and Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Development (U.S.A.) and their family members participated in the charity marathon organized by the Parkinson Alliance®, which supports Parkinson’s disease patient groups. Kyowa Kirin USA Holdings also sponsored the event. All funds raised by the race are used for research into Parkinson’s disease.

Kyowa Hakko Kirin (Hong Kong) took park in the gateball competition organized by the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology.

As a Member of the Life Science Community

Based on industry-government-academia collaborations, Kyowa Hakko Kirin contributes to the enhancement of medical care, the advancement of medical and pharmaceutical sciences, and the health and well-being of people around the world.

Furthermore, we disseminate information on biotechnology among the public in the hope of raising public interest in science. We also make donations to the Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation*, which provides grants to young researchers.

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Websites on antibodies and amino acids

The Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group provides information on antibodies and amino acids, the Group’s focal areas, through its websites to promote scientific understanding among the general public. Our antibody pharmaceuticals website shares information on the characteristics and benefits of antibody drugs under the theme of “Antibody Pharmaceuticals—the Cutting-edge Therapeutic Drugs.” Our AminoScope website operated by Kyowa Hakko Bio provides basic information on amino acids, including their characteristics, and elaborates on their wide-ranging applications based on their beneficial features.



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