NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas today issued its third-annual Americas Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report Card. The Report Card, which can be found here, outlines the company's progress made during Fiscal Year 2017 to fulfill its commitments to patients, employees and the communities where we work and live.
"At Astellas, our commitment to improving the lives of others is at the core of what we do. We strive to be kind to one another, the community and the environment," said Percival Barretto-Ko, president, Astellas Americas. "I'm proud of our team's efforts and I am pleased to share our progress in key focus areas in our 2017 CSR Report Card. I look forward to building on this momentum and continuing to help those in need."
Astellas is committed to operating in a socially responsible manner to make a positive impact in the communities around the world. By outlining its progress over the past year, Astellas is better positioned to continue its evolution as an industry-leading, responsible and sustainable company.
The Americas CSR Report Card captures multiple measures including:
- Improving Access to Health and Well-Being: Astellas USA Foundation provided funds to the United Nation Foundation's Shot@Life program to help vaccinate 300,000 children in Latin America for the third consecutive year
- Increasing STEM Education: To kick off the 2017-2018 school year, Astellas USA Foundation launched the Rural Spark Project™ in 26 rural Illinois schools by awarding a $1 million multi-year grant to Project Lead the Way
- Providing Disaster Relief: In response to an unprecedented season of natural disasters in 2017, Astellas USA Foundation and Astellas worked together to train and send 10 employee volunteers to aid hurricane victims in Houston, Texas, and Orlando, Florida, as part of the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, one of only four companies to do so.
Astellas Awards and Recognition
Astellas' focus on sustainability in the Americas has resulted in a number of awards including:
- 2017 Best Medium-Sized Multinational Workplace by Great Place to Work™ Institute
- 2017 Best Pharmaceutical Companies by Great Place to Work™ Institute
- 2017 Best Workplaces in Chicago by Great Place to Work™ and Fortune Magazine
- 2017 America's Top Mid-Sized Workplace by Forbes Magazine
- 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies
- 2017 Best Companies for Giving Back in the United States by Great Place to Work™ and Fortune Magazine
Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at www.astellas.us. You can also follow us on Twitter at @AstellasUS, Facebook at www.facebook.com/AstellasUS or LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/astellas-pharma.