Santen’s values and mission statement


In Japanese, we say: 

Our vision text

Which means:
“Exploring the secrets and mechanisms of nature in order to contribute to people’s health”

Santen’s original interpretation of a passage from chapter 22 of Zhongyong (The Doctrine of the Mean) by Confucius.

We think carefully about what is essential, decide clearly what we should do, and act quickly.

Mission statement

By focusing on ophthalmology, Santen develops unique scientific knowledge and organisational capabilities that contribute to the well-being of patients, their loved ones and consequently to society.

Our global vision

By contributing to the quality of life (QOL) of patients worldwide, Santen will realise our strategic vision to become a “Specialised pharmaceutical company with a global presence” and construct a path for sustainable growth beyond 2020.

We are stepping forward to becoming a company that is truly recognised worldwide and trusted by medical professionals, patients, their loved ones, and society at large.