Astellas has been continuously enhancing the organizational structure for the Ethics & Compliance function. In fiscal 2018, Astellas created a new compliance investigations team, which will be dedicated to conducting internal compliance investigations across the globe in fiscal 2019. The new global operating model accompanying this change will allow Astellas to more fully centralize internal compliance investigations, enhance the focus on consistent root cause analysis globally, and apply a more consistent global standard while still being respectful of local cultural and legal differences.
The group operations team in the Ethics & Compliance function continues to drive consistency on a global basis for activities that are core to the Ethics & Compliance program, such as training, communications, risk assessments, monitoring, compliance policies/processes and investigation processes.
Our Ethics & Compliance professionals continue to partner with the business to reinforce the importance of integrating integrity, ethics and compliance into business processes as doing so is critical to the sustainable success of Astellas.