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Corporate Governance

Basic Position on Corporate Governance

Otsuka Holdings is committed to promoting sustainable increase of its corporate value over the medium- to long-term by realizing its corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” To meet this commitment, it adopts a basic policy of making transparent, fair and timely decisions, and fulfilling its corporate social responsibility by living up to the expectations of all stakeholders, including customers, business partners, employees, local communities, and shareholders, through ongoing dialogue. The Company articulates its basic approach to corporate governance in its Corporate Governance Guidelines.

Overview of Corporate Governance Structure

The Board of Directors, which also includes Outside Directors, advances the execution of management plans, supervises the Companyʼs management, and also assumes roles and responsibilities to enhance the profitability and capital investment efficiency in order to promote the sustainable growth of the Company and the increase of corporate value over the medium- to long-term. The Company secures its soundness and establishes the solid corporate governance structure living up to social expectations by ensuring that the Audit & Supervisory Board and its members, which are independent from the Board of Directors, can audit the Directorsʼ performance of their duties in collaboration with the Accounting Auditor, as well as the Internal Audit Department.

Audit Frameworks of Otsuka Holdings