Corporate Philanthropy

Making a Difference in the Communities Where We Live and Work

At Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., we believe our business extends beyond the discovery and development of therapies for unmet medical needs. It's also our mission to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work. Not because others expect it of us, but because we expect it of ourselves. Individual and collective contributions to our communities are an integral part of the fabric of Daiichi Sankyo.

We focus our philanthropic efforts on three primary areas: education, community and healthcare – with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease and underserved populations. Just as our scientists dedicate their talents to finding solutions to disease, we dedicate our philanthropic initiatives to programs that help people prevent and manage chronic illnesses.

Educating Tomorrow's Scientists

Students intrigued by new ideas are compelled to discover more. It's with this goal in mind that we support the education of future science leaders – chemists, nurses, physicians and pharmacists. Students 2 Science (S2S) was founded by seasoned scientists to encourage middle and high school students to pursue careers in STEM professions (science, technology, engineering and math). Our partnership with S2S means the organization can continue to motivate and inspire New Jersey students through hands-on experience in a fully equipped science lab. Learn more...

Enriching Our Communities

Cherry Lane is a one-quarter mile stretch of cherry trees in New Jersey's Central Park, located in Morris County. Daiichi Sankyo employee volunteers planted the trees as part of the organization's Employee Volunteer day in the community. Employee volunteers partnered with Morris County Park staff to plant approximately 130 cherry trees. The concept for Cherry Lane was created by Daiichi Sankyo and the Park Commission to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, D.C. The original gift of cherry trees was orchestrated by Daiichi Sankyo's first president, Dr. Jokichi Takamine. One-third of the trees planted at the park are legacy trees donated by Daiichi Sankyo and grown from cuttings taken from the second generation of cherry trees, which currently line the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Cherry Lane is an enduring reminder of Daiichi Sankyo's connection to the historic gift of trees and our committment to enriching patients' lives and the communities where we live and work.

Helping Patients Manage Disease

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is a proud sponsor of Zufall Health Center, a fully licensed Federally Qualified Health Center. Zufall provides high-quality, affordable medical and dental care to more than 9,000 patients every year throughout northern New Jersey. Daiichi Sankyo also sponsors Zufall's Highlands Health Van, the nation's first eco-friendly mobile medical facility, which brings affordable medical and dental care to New Jersey's rural areas. Additionally, our support of Zufall's Clinical Pharmacy Services and Education Program provides access to clinical pharmacist-educators who help patients understand that medication adherence is critical to good health.
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