Dear Valued Customers,
As you have seen in the media, Japan is now managing an extremely difficult and historicallyunparalleled situation. Meanwhile, the aid, support and messages we continue to receive frompeople around the world have been strongly encouraging. On behalf of the Japanese people, wewould like to express our sincere gratitude for your support and warm wishes.
To help lessen the suffering of those affected by the disaster, Terumo Corporation has maintained astable supply of medical devices to the affected areas and has donated cash and medical productsincluding leg compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis, high-calorie nutritious foods,and blood pressure monitors. In addition, as Terumo associates are taking initiatives in enormousand unified efforts to maintain operations and support to the affected area, it is reassuring that wecarry out our social responsibilities under this difficult situation.
We are glad to inform you of that our associates are safe and that there was no major damage to ourTokyo headquarters or factories in Japan. As our factories are located in Shizuoka and Yamanashiprefectures, where are approximately 300 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, as theenvironmental radioactive level measured every six hours by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,Science and Technology - Japan (MEXT), remain below its standards in these two prefectures, theyhave already resumed manufacturing operations without fear of radioactive contamination. Forfurther information by MEXT, please refer to their homepage:http://www.mext.go.jp/english/radioactivity_level/detail/1303986.htm
While the planned power outages instituted by Tokyo Electric Power Corporation to compensate forthe shutdown of Fukushima Daiichi Plant and potential curtailments to the supply of raw materialshave a certain level of impact upon our manufacturing operation, all of our factories are workingtogether to diminish the effect through various initiatives such as improving in-house powergeneration capability and coordinating with factories around the world, including factories in theUnited States and some European and Asian countries.
Under any circumstances, our priority is to maintain high product quality and stable product supply.As a leading global medical device manufacturer that distributes products to over 160 countries, andwith pride born from the corporate philosophy, “Contributing to Society through Healthcare,” we willcontinue our efforts to minimize the effect of the crisis in Japan on our customers worldwide.
We truly appreciate your understanding and support during this difficult time.
Yutaro ShintakuRepresentative Director & President
Terumo Corporation7th Floor, Daiichi Tekko Building1-8-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0005 JapanTelephone: +81-3-3217-6500 Facsimile: +81-3-3217-6770