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 has scientific knowledge and organisational capabilities nurtured over 130 years to provide products and services that contribute to the well-being of patients, their loved ones and consequently to society.

Our global vision

Santen’s long-term vision is to become a social innovator in ophthalmology and address social and economic issues related to eye health by strategically exploring advancing technologies and collaborating with key leaders around the world. Underpinned by its people-centric values, Santen aims to ultimately deliver happiness with vision – a life with the best vision experience for every individual. 

We are dedicated to becoming a company that is truly recognised worldwide by the ophthalmology community.