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image of Concept of Social Contribution Activities in Three Areas

This chart shows the concept and the realm of our Social Contribution Activities being categorized into three areas, which extend from our business, centered primarily on the "development and provision of new drugs."

To fulfill our raison d'être of "contributing toward improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products", we recognize that our initiatives in these three areas is essential. As for the detail of our initiatives categorized in these three areas, please click the links below.

Basic Policy of Social Contribution Activity

Basic Policy of Social Contribution Activity

Our raison d'être is "contributing toward improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products." To this end, we recognize that strengthening of the healthcare environment for the support of healthy lives is equally important, along with the development and provision of new pharmaceutical products.
In an aim to strengthen the healthcare environment, we are committed to: enriching the lives of patients and their families, the enhancement of healthcare, the development of medical science, and sustainable development of nature, society and the community to which we belong.
As a good corporate citizen, we will make our best effort to enhance overall medical infrastructure through utilization of our resources.


Corporate Stance of Social Contribution Activity

  1. 1. Astellas promotes social contribution activities in areas where it can utilize its resources (employee' knowledge, medicine, etc. ).
  2. 2. Astellas will encourage employees' proactive participation in their volunteer activity as a member of society.
  3. 3. Astellas will disclose to its stakeholders, the contents and achievements of its relevant activities as a corporate citizen in a timely and appropriate manner, and will revise its relevant activities periodically and flexibly according to requests from society.

Matching Gifts Program

We have introduced a Matching Gifts Program whereby we match all donations given to charity by our employees.
Please click on the link below for more information about our Matching Gifts Program and related support activities.

Flying Star Fund (Japan)

* The Flying Star Fund is an employee-led initiative that was set up in order make a small but sustainable contribution to society, with the aim of helping to improve people's health and general well-being. Although participation is voluntary, around 5,300 Astellas Group employees in Japan are currently signed up to the scheme.

StarGIVING - Matching Gifts Program (US)

* We support employees' social contribution activities through our Matching Gifts Program, whereby we match donations made by our employees via four organizations.

Advantages of our Matching Gifts Program

  1. - If an employee wishes to support a good cause, they can make a greater financial contribution than they would be able to do on their own.
  2. - The company can contribute to society in line with employees' wishes.
  3. - Donations go to a wider range of causes.
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