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Santen’s pledge to support the fight against COVID-19

Mon 13 April 2020

As a healthcare company that is well represented across the globe, Santen’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of patients, their loved ones and consequently to society. Our heritage in ophthalmology spans nearly 130 years and we stand united and ready to support this community. This is why, Santen as an organisation, and indeed our people, are donating to the fight against COVID-19 as part of the 10,000 Hours initiative, our corporate social responsibility programme. The generosity of our employees truly showcases Santen’s un-wavering commitment to our patients during this unprecedented time.   

All contributions from our employees will be matched Euro for Euro by Santen, doubling our collective donation. Using the 10,000 Hours programme, Santen will be able to distribute the donations, at a grass roots level, to local ophthalmology charities or initiatives that continue to provide care and support to ophthalmology patients, ensuring continuity in their treatment amid ongoing restrictions. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact hundreds of thousands of people around the world, Santen would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those working to provide care at the frontline, as well as those who continue to support people with eye health conditions. All of our thoughts are with those directly affected by the virus, particularly those who are sick, and we remain grateful and inspired by healthcare workers and their continued efforts to care for patients and support our communities. 

Date of preparation: April 2020