Tokyo, July 22, 2011 – Astellas Pharma Inc. (“Astellas,” Tokyo: 4503) today announced that it will once again hold the “Changing Tomorrow Day” (CT Day) this year as part of its global corporate social responsibility program.
Astellas implemented the CT Day as in integral part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program to foster a sense of unity with the local community through various participatory events for Astellas Global Group employees and in commemoration of its fifth year of operations since its inception. This year employees of the Astellas Group around the world will participate in various community related activities focused on the themes of “health” and “environment.”
In Japan, CT Day activities will be held between June 1 and August 31 of 2011, with employees working at Astellas Tokyo Headquarters in Nihonbashi participating in community cleanup activities in the neighboring areas, including the cleaning of parks and planting of flowers on the evening of July 22. In the Americas, CT Day activities will be held this fall and will include various activities, including painting murals, renovations of elementary schools and children’s hospital activity rooms and environmental activities. In Europe activities will be taking place across the summer and autumn, with events already held in the Czech Republic and Sweden. In Asia activities will also be taking place across the summer and autumn, with event already held in China.
Astellas seeks to continually raise the level of its contribution to local societies in which it operates through various activities on an ongoing basis.
Astellas’ CSR Management and Social Contribution Activities
Astellas CSR-based management program is a means through which the Company seeks to achieve sustained enhancement of its enterprise value while remaining acutely aware of its social responsibilities and taking a broard view that considers economics, society, and humanity, so that it can exist not just as a market entity, but also as a valuable member of society. Astellas promotes this as its fundamental policy for its corporate activities. Based on this principle, Astellas has proactively taken on various societal contribution activities within Japan, including the operation of a voluntary donation fund where employees’ donations are matched by donations of the same value by Astellas and used to purchase and donate vans to transport people confined to wheelchairs and ambulances to transport those in need of medical care, which it has conducted for the past 40 years. The Astellas Group is also conducting activities designed to contribute to the conservation of the environment and to promote the development of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical sciences.
For details of our CT Day activities during the previous year, please refer to the following URL below.