Astellas' CSR-based Management
At Astellas, we recognize our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as our responsibility for any impacts that our decisions and the business activities have on society and the environment.
We are helping to enhance the sustainability of society by fulfilling our social responsibilities as a pharmaceutical company: for example, providing pharmaceutical products that satisfy unmet medical needs. As a result, we earn trust from society for both the Company and our products, which enhances our sustainability.
This positive cycle will lead to the realization of our mission, "sustainable enhancement of enterprise value" through fulfillment of our raison d'etre "contribute toward improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products." In summary, for Astellas, fulfilling our social responsibility means the realization of its business philosophy.
The activities we have carried out under the aforementioned philosophy have been receiving very positive external evaluation.
For example, Astellas has been named to the FTSE4Good Index Series for ninth consecutive year, which is one of representative investment indexes. Also, Astellas is included as a constituent in all the ESG investment indexes adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) in Japan, which are FTSE Blossom Japan Index, MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index.
Two Aspects of CSR for Astellas
CSR for Astellas has two aspects: value creation and value protection.
Through its business activities, Astellas is creating value for society by addressing social issues such as unmet medical needs, and by rewarding stakeholders.
By reinvesting the profit we gain through business activities, we strengthen our capabilities in research and development. In addition, by winning trust from government and business partners in each country, we create new business opportunities. That is to say, value for Astellas is created.
Astellas seeks to reduce its environmental burden and preserve biodiversity, ensures compliance, and takes measures to prevent corruption. In addition to the social value of these activities, they contribute to mitigating reputation risk and elevating Astellas' corporate brand, thereby protecting our enterprise value.
Organizational Structure to Promote CSR
Astellas Pharma Inc. (Astellas) has established the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and CSR, Corporate Advocacy, and promotes long-term, strategic and global CSR activities by all departments.
Astellas has established the CSR Committee with the aim of coordinating and promoting CSR activities globally. The CSR Committee discusses policies and plans for important activities in fulfilling the Company’s social responsibilities.
CSR, Corporate Advocacy
In addition to the role of the secretariat for CSR Committee, the CSR, Corporate Advocacy is responsible for responding to CSR issues throughout the entire Astellas Group, raising CSR awareness internally and externally, distributing CSR-related information, and communicating with stakeholders.