Astellas supports social responsibility through an approach we call “Living Smart.” Living Smart means preparing communities today for what can happen tomorrow. Astellas Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Astellas USA Foundation align on this mission and collaborate to create positive impact.
Living Smart includes three CSR pillars in how we approach our commitments: Brighter Tomorrows, StarGIVING and Prepared Communities. Each pillar has a distinct focus, but they all share the common goal of improving communities today to be better equipped for tomorrow.
Our goal is to help the communities where we live and work access the resources they need to flourish and face the future with confidence. We are dedicated to supporting access to health information that will help people work with their healthcare providers to make informed decisions when family members get sick, giving them one less thing to worry about. We are passionate about Astellas scientists volunteering in classrooms to get teachers and students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to support the work of Astellas USA Foundation in setting up the next generation of leaders for success. And we are committed to helping communities prepare for, rather than just react to, natural disasters.
To support this goal, we have provided more than $4 million in charitable grants since inception to organizations that support improving patients’ access to health with programming and resources. Since 2009, Astellas employees have volunteered 75,000 hours to nonprofits and community organizations, and donated nearly $1 million through Matching Gifts to support patients, disaster relief and community development.
Astellas believes living smart today means we are more resilient tomorrow. Preparing for the future is a daunting task, but we believe people don’t have to do it alone.
Astellas believes being smart today means we are more resilient tomorrow. Preparing for the future is a daunting task, but we believe people don’t have to do it alone.