Astellas Canada was also featured on list of Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion in 2019

Astellas Pharma Canada is proud to announce that today the company was named to the 2020 List of Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion by the Great Place to Work® Institute, the second year in a row that for the organization has received this award.

"We're very pleased to be recognized by Great Place to Work for our inclusive culture," said Steve Sabus, General Manager, Astellas Pharma Canada. "Our people are our strongest asset, and this Best Workplaces for Inclusion award is a testament to our team’s commitment to cultivating a work environment for one another that is welcoming and collaborative."

"Great Place to Work Best Workplaces for Inclusion

The List of Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work.

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified in the past year and at least 90% of employees must agree they are treated fairly, regardless of personal characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation). Great Place to Work® determined the best based on employee responses to inclusion-related Trust Index statements.

"At Astellas, we believe that each employee has an important role to play in our shared success,” said Adele Zita, Director, Human Resources, Astellas Pharma Canada. “Creating an atmosphere where diverse perspectives are valued and celebrated is important to us, and being recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Inclusion is an honour that belongs to our entire team."

This latest award comes in addition to the several other awards Astellas Canada has recently received. In 2019, the company was named by Great Place to Work for the fourth consecutive year to the List of Best Workplaces™ in Canada and the List of Best Workplaces™ for Women, and also to the Lists of Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion, for Giving Back, for Mental Wellness and for Healthcare. In 2019, the company was also recognized with the Business Employer of Excellence Award from the Markham Board of Trade.

Visit the Great Place to Work® website to view the List of Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion and to learn more about the award.