Astellas Great Place to Work for Women 2020

MARKHAM, ON, March 24, 2020 – Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. has been named as one of the Best Workplaces™ for Women and has proudly made it to the list compiled by Great Place to Work® for the fifth year in a row.

“We are extremely thrilled to have been named as one of the Best Workplaces™ for Women again this year,” said Adele Zita, Director of Human Resources, Astellas Pharma Canada. “At Astellas we are proud to promote a number of programs, policies and resources that ensure our workplace offers flexibility, work-life balance, parental support and career development opportunities that empower and encourage all our employees to be the best they can be.”

The Best Workplaces™ for Women list 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, have a minimum of 15 female employees, and at least 90% of employees feel that their workplace is safe and people are treated fairly regardless of their gender. Finalists are selected based on the overall Trust Index score received from female respondents, as well as company’s programs and practices that promote the fair treatment and advancement of women.

“As a leading research-based pharmaceutical company, we take utmost pride in cultivating a culture of empowerment and inclusion that not only offers a great work environment for our female staff, but also aims at maximizing their potential,” said Steve Sabus, General Manager, Astellas Pharma Canada.

In addition to being named to the Great Place to Work® Institute’s Best Workplaces™ for Women, Astellas was recognized earlier this year for the second year in a row as a Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion. In 2019, the company was featured on the Great Place to Work® Institute’s list of Best Workplaces™ in Canada for the fourth consecutive year, and the lists for Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back, for Mental Wellness and for Healthcare. 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 Women and to learn more about the award.