MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. is proud to announce that the Company has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion. Astellas received this recognition after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®. In addition to being cited for Inclusion, Astellas was named in 2018 for the third consecutive year as a Best Workplace in Canada and also a Best Workplace for Women in Canada.

Great Place to Work®. 2019 Best Workplaces (CNW Group/Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.)


"We are deeply honoured to be acknowledged by Great Place to Work® as a Best Workplace for Inclusion," said Steve Sabus, General Manager at Astellas Pharma Canada. "Fostering an inclusive and respectful culture and work environment is a key foundation of our success at Astellas and underscores our approach to delivering value to our people, community, customers and the patients they serve."

The list of Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion is based on direct feedback from employees from among the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90 per cent confidence level and a margin of error of plus or minus 5 per cent.

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified in the past year and at least 90 per cent of their employees must agree that they are treated fairly regardless of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, age, language or sexual orientation. The organizations that are distinguished by this enviable designation are selected based on employee responses to inclusion-related Trust Index statements.

"Our people are truly our most important resource, and we strive to create a work environment for them that's welcoming, promotes inclusion and celebrates diversity," said Adele Zita, Director, Human Resources. "Our shared values and beliefs in acceptance, trust and respect are key to driving our performance and are reflected in how we work together each and every day. Being named as a Best Workplace for Inclusion says a lot about how our people feel about being part of Astellas and why we are successful."

About Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.
Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc., headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is a Canadian affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma, Inc. In Canada, Astellas has an intense commercial focus on four therapeutic areas – Oncology, Immunology, Urology, and Infectious Disease. For more information about Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc., please visit or find us on Twitter at @AstellasCA.

About Great Place to Work®:
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes the world's Best Workplaces™ in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Visit us at or find us on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.

SOURCE Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.

For further information: Amanda Mills Sirois, Senior Manager, Product & Corporate Communications, Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc., 905-940-5752, [email protected]; Stephanie Engel, energi PR, 416-425-9143 ext. 209, [email protected]

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