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Corporate Policy

Contributing to Society through Healthcare

We contribute to society by providing valued products and services in the healthcare market and by responding to the needs of patients and healthcare professionals.

Five Statements

Open Management:
We maintain a fundamental policy of open management, work to secure and return to our benefactors a suitable profit, and strive to develop our business on a global basis as befits a leading company in the industry.

Enhanced Value:
We emphasize the importance of scientific thinking, creativity, and time appropriation, and respond in depth to customer needs by creating valued products and services.

Safety and Reliability:
We pride ourselves on our commitment to the development of technologies and quality assurance systems that ensure safe, reliable products.

Respect for our Associates:
We emphasize respect for the individual, promote intercultural understanding, and encourage openness in the workplace in accordance with our slogan, “Associate Spirit,” as we prepare to meet the challenges of the future.

Corporate Citizenship:
We conduct our business activities in a fair and equitable manner and act responsibly toward the environment as we fulfill our responsibilities as a good corporate citizen.

© Courtesy of the Kitasato Institute archives

© Courtesy of the Kitasato Institute archives

Terumo Corporation was founded in 1921 by several scientists and doctors, including Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato, to produce clinical thermometers in Japan. These vital medical devices had previously been imported, until they were cut off as a consequence of World War I.

The lifelong spirit of Dr. Kitasato, whose achievements received global recognition, is found in his statement: “Scientists should never feel self-satisfaction doing advanced research; the true objective is for the results to be put to use, thereby contributing to society.”

“Contributing to Society through Healthcare,” is both Terumo's starting point and unchanging corporate mission. Keeping Dr. Kitasato's spirit of innovation and challenge alive, we strive to bring outstanding innovation to medicine and enable the best possible care for patients.


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