Astellas Pharma Canada Named Again to the 2020 Great Place to Work®
List of Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back
This is the second year in a row Astellas has received the distinction that recognizes
employers who make a difference in their community.
MARKHAM, ON, August 25, 2020 - Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. has been recognized again by the Great Place to Work® Institute on the 2020 List of Best Workplaces™ in Canada for Giving Back. The award recognizes employers across the country for building and fostering philanthropic cultures.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized again by the Great Place to Work® on the List of Best Workplaces™ in Canada for Giving Back,” said Frank Stramaglia, General Manager, Astellas Pharma Canada. “Being active members of our communities through our commitment to volunteerism and charitable giving is a direct expression of our Astellas Way values and is such an integral part of the culture we celebrate and cultivate at Astellas.”
Astellas Pharma Canada maintains an active commitment to helping employees make a difference in the community through programs like Changing Tomorrow Day – the company’s annual day of service, and Be Stellar – an employee cause committee. The company also offers employees up to six paid days a year to volunteer in their communities.
“This recognition is truly a reflection of the passion our employees have for giving their time, energy and resources to serve and make a difference in the community,” Adele Zita, Director, Human Resources. “Being named one of the Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back says a lot about how our people feel about being part of Astellas and why we are unique.”
To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to WorkCertified™ in the past year and at least 90% of employees must feel good about the way their company contributes to the community. Great Place to Work® determined the best organizations based the overall Corporate Social Responsibility Index score from employees as well as the range and quality of programs which encourages workplace social responsibility.
Astellas Pharma Canada earned the award after a thorough and independent evaluation of its culture and processes by Great Place to Work®. The List of Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error.
In addition to being recognized by Great Place to Work® on the List of Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back in 2020, Astellas Pharma Canada has been named to the List of Best Workplaces™ in Canada and the List of Best Workplaces™ for Women for the past five consecutive years. The company has also been named to the 2020 the List of Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion and Best Workplaces™ in Ontario.