To streamline Astellas Finance and Procurement business processes and enable efficiencies with our
valued suppliers, the "Supplier Hub" has been created to provide a centralized location for guidance
on how to work with Astellas, and who to contact with questions.
Additional Astellas corporate information is located at http://www.astellas.us/about/index.aspx
Please Note: The Standard Purchase Order Terms and Conditions contained within this website are not
applicable for Supply Chain (Direct Procurement) Orders. Direct Procurement (Supply Chain) inquiries
should be directed to Supply Chain Customer Operations.
Standards for Doing Business
As a current or prospective valued Business Partner of Astellas, we wish to communicate our Business
Partner Code of Conduct to you and appreciate your review and commitment to same.
In order to maintain a transparent and ethical business relationship with all stakeholders,
Astellas Pharma Inc. and its group companies (hereafter collectively referred to as "Astellas")
are proactively implementing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)-based management philosophy.
We believe that Astellas can only fulfill its CSR commitments with the support of our Business
Partners. It is therefore of the utmost importance that our Business Partners understand, support
and promote Astellas' policy regarding CSR.
Astellas promotes CSR Procurement Initiatives by addressing such issues as Ethics, Labor, Health &
Safety, Environment and Quality, Cost, Distribution in collaboration with our Business Partners,
and our goal is to achieve enhanced enterprise value and sustainable growth for both Astellas and
Review our Business Partner Code of Conduct.
It is our expectation that all current Astellas suppliers are required to review and acknowledge this
Business Partner Code of Conduct via the Astellas Supplier Portal.
Additionally, supplemental Self-Assessment Questionnaire's, which follow the Pharmaceutical Supply
Chain Initiative (PSCI) industry standard model, will be distributed to selected suppliers to complete
on a periodic basis.
Procurement is a corporate function within Astellas that is charged with optimizing the cost of expenditures that are paid to various goods and service suppliers for an agreed upon level of quality and service, and mitigating various internal and external Procurement-related risk factors. The two primary disciplines of this Function are Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations.
Strategic Sourcing applies a pragmatic level of due diligence to strategic, organizational expenditures. In general, the strategic sourcing process spans the steps of opportunity identification, market assessment, supplier identification and prequalification, requirements and scope definition, request for proposal (RFP) facilitation, supplier selection, pricing and terms negotiation and contracting process facilitation. Other key steps after the sourcing process is completed include program implementation and ongoing supplier management.
Procurement Operations supports the operational requirements of Procurement, drives adherence to various corporate controls and guidelines, facilitates an efficient Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process, and support the payment process. Procurement Operations team is comprised of Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Travel & Expense functions.