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.

Vision 2020 in EMEA

The EMEA is critical to achieving Santen’s global Vision 2020. We aspire to be known and recognised across EMEA, and establish our presence and portfolio across the region, capitalising on Santen’s respected leadership position in Japan. Key facets of Santen’s current mid-term plan include increasing customer satisfaction and organisational strength and efficiency. Santen will continue to respond to the needs of patients and medical professionals by enhancing the product pipeline and developing new treatment options, thus achieving reliable growth while sustainably contributing to ophthalmic treatment worldwide.