First, we express our deepest condolences to all those who have lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic and their families. We also express our heartfelt sympathy to those who have been affected by the disease and those who are still experiencing difficulties as a result, and wish them a speedy recovery. In addition, we express our deepest respect and gratitude to all the medical personnel and others who are tending to COVID-19 victims on the front lines.
The Kirin Group announced the Kirin Group Vision 2027 (KV2027) Long-Term Management Vision statement in 2019, and clearly declared our intention to shift gears from revitalization to growth. In order to achieve sustainable growth of the Group, we are expanding businesses around the globe, across our world of Food & Beverages to Pharmaceuticals, aiming to become a global leader in CSV (Creating Shared Value). Solving social issues through business is at the core of CSV, and following this concept we will increase corporate value by achieving both creation of social value and creation of economic value.
The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted the activities of people around the world and has had an enormous impact on social and economic activity. In this environment, we steadily expanded our business in the domains of Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical, and Health Science, and pursued synergies among the Group companies across the three domains. While adapting to this drastic change in consumer values and the operating environment, we pursued structural reforms at each of our Group companies under the keywords of transformation, acceleration, reduction, and cessation with the aim of creating future value. As a result, we have demonstrated the strength of our CSV management, which links the resolution of social issues to business growth, by leveraging our business portfolio in the three domains to cater to the accelerating trend of health awareness.
While the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to continue in 2021, we will further accelerate our expansion in the three domains. In addition, we will take on the challenge of new markets and creating value by firmly grasping the social issues that have emerged and the growing health awareness among consumers - leading to sustainable growth - unwavering from the KV2027 framework.
The Kirin Group will move forward growing together with society and fulfilling stakeholders’ expectations. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and support.
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