At the Otsuka group, all activities relating to employment, such as recruitment, staffing allocation, performance evaluation, promotion, and transfer, are carried out under a fair employment policy based on the Otsuka Group Global Code of Business Ethics, and in accordance with laws and regulations pertaining to human rights and labor. We do not evaluate employees unfairly based on race, skin color, nationality, heritage, gender, gender identity, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or other attributes, but instead aim to empower every individual to realize their full potential by maintaining a fair, open, and equal workplace. We set compensation at a fair level that references roles of the same level in each region. We also observe the minimum wage of each country/region.
At Otsuka Pharmaceutical and other main operating companies, we provide internal training on harassment for all employees, including managers. Furthermore, we conduct an annual survey on harassment for all employees at Taiho Pharmaceutical. We proactively work to prevent harassment through the creation of a system in which harassment can be reported not only by an individual experiencing the harassment, but also by anyone witnessing it. In addition to annual employee satisfaction surveys at Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Taiho Pharmaceutical, the results of which are shared inside the group, we hold human resource interviews with employees at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, as well as regular meetings of the Human Resources Department in order to raise engagement scores, and otherwise work to enhance employee satisfaction.