Environment, Health and Safety

Sound environmental policy is central to maintaining Eisai's human health care (hhc) mission. This is why Eisai believes strongly in proper environmental management and safety. The company has long supported programs protecting our environment. To learn more about this, please view Eisai's Annual Environment and Social Report

Commitment to Safe Disposal of Medical Materials and Waste

Eisai views global environmental protection as an important component of its business operations and strives to protect the environment. During the course of the research, discovery and development of new and innovative treatments for debilitating diseases Eisai and its employees abide by federal and state laws and regulations, and internal rules and procedures that regulate the handling of certain classes of these chemicals and compounds, and other hazardous materials. As a part of its business practice, Eisai has put into place environmental protection policies and procedures that comply with and often exceed local, state, federal and international laws, regulations and agreements. Because these laws and regulations can vary widely, Eisai believes it is essential to engage in these voluntary efforts in the area of environmental stewardship.

Safe Disposal of Medication

Eisai supports patient education on safe medication disposal. We agree with the guidelines outlined by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The guidelines support multiple options to safely dispose of unwanted medications. These guidelines indicate that it is safe to dispose of unwanted medication: in the household trash (by mixing the medications with undesirable substances such as kitty litter or coffee grounds, sealing them in a plastic bag and disposing of them the trash and disposing the bottle in the trash separately after blacking out identifiable information); taking advantage of any local drug take back programs; or, by flushing of the medication only when the FDA recommends it on the approved labeling.

Moreover, Eisai supports the use of the Sharps Disposal Guidance approved by PhRMA. This guidance takes into account laws and recommendations from various jurisdictions. It offers a broad range of recommendations to appropriately suit the needs of patients, healthcare workers and waste management workers.