Astellas has an unwavering commitment to follow both the letter and the spirit of the law and to conduct business with the highest sense of integrity. Astellas follows a strict code of conduct and corporate social responsibility (CSR) guiding principles that inform policies and decision-making. To uphold the highest standards, the CSR team actively seeks feedback from CSR experts, stakeholders and partners.
One of the foundational CSR principles is compliance. We conduct our worldwide business fully in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and codes. We also uphold the highest ethical standards in all of our activities. Astellas has a global Ethics & Compliance function dedicated to ensuring that we have an effective and comprehensive compliance program. To read more about Ethics & Compliance Initiatives at Astellas click here and to view the Astellas Global Code of Conduct, click here.
Our dedication to ethics and compliance extends beyond our employees. Astellas is committed to maintaining a transparent and ethical business relationship with all stakeholders. We believe Astellas can only fulfill its CSR commitments with the support of our business partners. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that our business partners understand, support and promote Astellas’ commitment to responsible business activities. Further, we want our partners to align with our vision for creating a better tomorrow through living smart today.
In that collaborative spirit, Astellas promotes CSR Procurement Initiatives by addressing such issues as ethics, labor, health and safety, environment and quality, cost and distribution. Our goal is to achieve enhanced enterprise value and sustainable growth for both our company and our suppliers.
Our CSR Procurement Activities include:
- Incorporating the points of social responsibility in our Business Partner Code of Conduct
- Collaborating globally to develop a consistent process of CSR Procurement monitoring
- Incorporating CSR Procurement guidelines into the selection and retention of suppliers
- Enabling “green” options where feasible (e.g. energy efficient fleet vehicles)
Astellas also values and respects privacy rights. Personal information is central to our business, but we know we must obtain and use personal information both fairly and transparently. We expect all service providers to protect privacy rights, especially those who process personal information on our behalf. Learn more about our commitment to privacy here.