Engaging in Value Creation and Value Protection
Sustainability that Astellas is engaged in 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 the 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, preserve biodiversity, ensure compliance, and takes measures to prevent corruption. In addition to the social value of these activities, these contribute to mitigating reputation risks and enhancing our corporate brand, thereby protecting our enterprise value.
Framework for Contributing to Sustainability
Astellas has established the Sustainability Advisory Panel, and Environment, Social or Governance Working Group (ESG Working Group) led by Corporate Advocacy and consisting of cross-functional members. These organizations promote activities to contribute to sustainability by all departments from a long-term, strategic and groupwide perspective. Important matters are deliberated to and approved by the Executive Committee* and the Board of Directors.
Sustainability Advisory Panel
The panel’s primary focus is on Astellas’ sustainability issues that are overarching to Environment, Social and Governance matters.
ESG Working Groups
With reference to the principles, guidelines and the external environment, respective Working Groups identify important ESG matters for the company and consider plans for improvements. They also verify the progress of ESG initiatives and create advocacy strategies.
Sustainability, Corporate Advocacy
Sustainability, Corporate Advocacy is responsible for working as a secretariat of the Sustainability Advisory Panel and each Working Group and responding to sustainability matters throughout the entire Astellas Group, raising sustainability awareness internally and externally in collaboration with communication functions.