Katsuyoshi Sugita

Astellas is committed to long term, sustainable growth through creating and delivering value to patients and having a positive impact for society. Keeping patients and integrity at the heart of what we do is imperative, and we are passionate about this at Astellas. To create value for patients we do not compromise on patient safety, the quality of our products, or ethics and compliance – we do not compromise on integrity.

We grow and maintain the trust we have earned and continue to earn every day from our patients and other stakeholders through a sound corporate culture which underpins our establishment of an effective global ethics and compliance program.

We act with integrity and make ethical decisions in all aspects of our business, and do what is right, which includes following the letter and the spirit of applicable laws and regulations.

Based on this belief, the Astellas Charter of Corporate Conduct, which is shared globally, expresses the Company’s ethical business philosophy in terms of corporate behavior. In addition, the Astellas Group Code of Conduct is a global code for everyone who works for Astellas in any location around the world and in any capacity whatsoever as a director, officer, employee, temporary worker, or otherwise, whether full-time or part-time, establishing that they are expected to perform their duties ethically and in compliance with laws and regulations. We also seek to ensure that third parties acting on behalf of Astellas comply with all relevant standards described in the Code.

As of October 1, 2022, the title of Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (CAO & CECO) was renamed to Chief People Officer and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (CPO & CECO). With the growing focus on human capital in corporate management, the change signifies this leader’s role in transforming the organization via its greatest resource - people. This role is also responsible for overseeing and implementing Astellas’ global Ethics & Compliance Program, with assistance of the Global Compliance Committee. The CPO & CECO, in turn, has designated Ethics and Compliance professionals with global and regional responsibilities for Astellas’ Ethics & Compliance Program.

Katsuyoshi Sugita
Chief People Officer and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer