Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. Recognized Again as a Best Workplace™ in Ontario
MARKHAM, ON, November 17, 2022 – Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2022 list of Best Workplaces™ in Ontario by Great Place to Work® for the third year in a row. This recognition comes in addition to being listed for the seventh consecutive year as a Best Workplace™ in Canada and a Best Workplace™ for Women, as well as being recognized this year as a Best Workplace™ for Healthcare and Best Workplace™ for Hybrid Work.
“With our headquarters based in Markham and more than half of our workforce situated across the province, we are proud of the impact employees are making in the lives of our patients in Ontario and across the country,” said Frank Stramaglia, General Manager, Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. “Thanks to the concerted efforts of the Ontario government, our province has started to become a leader in innovation and life sciences investment; we appreciate the support of government in nurturing and growing the life sciences sector in Ontario and we look forward to seeing them accelerate these efforts, creating the right conditions for companies to thrive and discover medical breakthroughs that benefit all Canadians.”
The ranking of Best Workplaces™ in Ontario 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 be headquartered in Ontario. The highest-ranking companies were determined based on the overall Trust Index score from these employees.
“Being a great place to work starts with establishing a culture of trust through an open and collaborative environment and having our organization aligned around a common purpose,” said Adele Zita, Director of Human Resources, Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. “Our employees have a passion for giving back and making a difference in their communities – from the work they do to deliver value to healthcare professionals and their patients, to the volunteerism and charitable activities they participate in through company sponsored initiatives, including our annual Changing tomorrow Day and paid volunteer days.”
Every year, Astellas employees receive up to six paid volunteer days that they can use to give back and make a difference in their communities. In 2021 alone, Astellas employees supported more than eight different local charities and contributed more than 288 volunteer hours through company organized volunteerism activities.
Visit the Great Place to Work® website to view the list of Best Workplaces™ in Ontario and to learn more about the award.