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Corporate Social Responsibility

The ethos of CHANGING TOMORROW™, at the heart of Astellas’ business practice, is an equally strong force in the company’s wide-ranging programme for Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR)

The ethos of Changing tomorrow™, at the heart of Astellas’ business practice, is an equally strong force in the company’s wide-ranging programme for Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR). Astellas Pharma Europe supports lifesaving and life-enhancing projects within Europe and elsewhere around the world – from emergency relief in disaster zones to activities that benefit local communities, the environment and the advancement of education and medical research. Astellas Pharma Europe also sets considerable store by the corporate and social responsibility credentials of its major business partners.

The Astellas European Foundation helps to create healthier societies.  Examples of Astellas European Foundation initiatives include:

  • Emergency relief to international NGOs to support the supply of medicines following the Pakistan floods and the Haiti earthquake
  • Support to the charity International Health Partners (IHP) in delivering medical supplies to clinics and hospitals in Africa and Eastern Europe and regular support to Save the Children for healthcare initiatives in developing countries, including Liberia and Tanzania
  • Funding, in 2009, provided to Italy’s Abruzzo region after the L’Aquila earthquake
  • Long-term support for basic medical and related scientific programmes, with prizes and funding awarded to academic researchers in the fields of Urology and Transplantation

Astellas Pharma Europe has provided direct support to the following groups: Save the Children; The Prostate Cancer Charity; CliniClowns; the Deutschsprachige Mykologische Gesellschaft and The International Foundation for Dermatology (IFD).

Astellas has also sustained a long-term sponsorship of TACKERS, an Alpine-based charity in Anzère, Switzerland which runs a support programme for children who have received organ transplants.  Patient Advocacy is also an important part of Astellas’ Corporate and Social Responsibility programme, click to learn more.

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