We are committed to becoming a corporate group distinguished by its level of customer trust.
Corporate Philosophies, Long-Term Vision
Our slogan is “Design Your Smile: The Suzuken Group—Creating Healthier and Better Lives.” The core theme of the slogan, “Smile,” underpins our corporate philosophies. United as a Group, we will continue contributing to rich and fulfilling lifestyles that are full of smiling faces as a “health creation company.”
Having identified “health creation” as our business domain, we are enhancing our capabilities in pharmaceutical wholesale distribution, a key part of our operations. At the same time, we are comprehensively advancing our businesses in broad-ranging areas related to medical care and health, including development and manufacture of ethical drugs and medical equipments, as well as health insurance pharmacies and nursing care. By improving our services in each business of the medical value chain, we will integrate the specialist expertise and diversified human resources of our various Group companies and demonstrate our collective strengths across wide-ranging domains.
Our declared intention is to become “a presence indispensible for medical care and health, in Japan and elsewhere in Asia, by continuously creating new levels of added value in the fields of medical and nursing care” by 2025. Based on this long-term vision, we will deliver services of choice to customers and earn a distinguished reputation for customer trust. In these ways, we will work to seize the No. 1 position, or the equivalent thereof, in each of our businesses and expand our corporate value over the long term.
Suzken Group Value Creation Model
Fulfilling our role as social infrastructure and aiming to realize new value creation for solving social issues
The Suzuken Group, based on the concept of “aiming to realize new value creation that solves social issues by combining real-world and ditital resources,” seeks to provide three types of value to society: safe, secure, and reliable pharmaceutical distribution; reduced social costs; and solutions for local healthcare and nursing care issues.
The first, safe, secure, and reliable pharmaceutical distribution, means fulfilling our social mission by enhancing distribution quality while evolving the healthcare distribution platform to build a pharmaceutical distribution system that continues to function even during natural disasters and other emergencies.
The second, reduced social costs, is to be achieved by promoting shared distribution and improving shipping efficiency in pharmaceutical distribution processes and the supply chains of pharmaceutical companies, but also through initiatives such as optimizing distribution stock, reducing pharmaceutical waste, and lowering the number of unused medicines.
The third, solutions for local healthcare and nursing care issues, refers to the Suzuken Group drawing on its pharmaceutical wholesaling, pharmacy, and nursing care businesses to move forward with the creation of venues for equitably providing healthcare and nursing care to help solve locally diverse healthcare and nursing care issues.
The pharmaceutical distribution function, which the Suzuken Group provides as social infrastructure, and our businesses and functions contributing to local communities promote the achievement of SDGs adopted by the United Nations in 2015. SDG 3, in particular, “good health and well-being,” is consistent with “helping to bring about prosperous, happy lives for all people,” the overall goal of our corporate philosophies.
Growing and Changing over Many Decades—How the Suzuken Group Came to Be
Since its establishment in 1932, Suzuken has sought to play an essential role for society while developing and expanding its operations as an independent enterprise unaffiliated with any pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Here, we provide highlights of the Suzuken Group’s history of adaptation to ever-changing circumstances as it has striven to create value.