Astellas Employees Assemble Nearly 2,000 Items for Multiple Southern Nevada Children’s Charities

Employees Also Raised $66,000 for Charity at the Company’s 2.5K “Spirit Run” Down the Las Vegas Strip
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LAS VEGAS – June 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Approximately 1,200 Astellas employees attending the international pharmaceutical company’s National Sales Forum in Las Vegas, Nev., recently took time out of their busy meeting schedule to volunteer their time to benefit four different charities in Southern Nevada.  The events kicked off Astellas’ annual day of service, Changing Tomorrow Day, where Astellas offic

Astellas Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs founded by former President George H.W. Bush, developed and administers the Gold Standard, an employee wellness accreditation program that addresses cancer in the workplace.

Astellas Recognized as “Best of the Best” Employer by DiversityComm Publications

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Astellas was recently named a top employer in the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Biotech sector by several leading diversity-focused magazines published by DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI). DCI is dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity in the workplace.

Astellas Teams Up with The Chris Klug Foundation on the Bounce Back Award to Recognize Extraordinary Transplant Recipients

Nominations now being accepted for the award, which will be presented in December at a special event in Aspen, Colorado
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., and ASPEN, Colo., May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Astellas, in collaboration with the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF), today announced its sponsorship of the third annual Bounce Back Award. Nominations are now being accepted for the award, which will recognize two transplant recipients who exhibit a great post-transplant quality of life, whether it is a career accomplishment, participation in a sport or hobby, or simply leading a fulfilling life with family and loved ones.

Astellas Commitment to Creating Sustainable Community Impact Highlighted in Americas Corporate Social Responsibility Report Card 2015

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Astellas today debuts its Americas Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report Card 2015 along with its new Social Responsibility platform of Living SMART – a strategic initiative dedicated to helping communities access the resources they need to flourish and face the future with confidence.

Astellas’ Dr. Anne Keating Named Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Luminary

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Dr. Anne Keating, executive director and global development project leader for oncology at Astellas, will be honored today as a Luminary by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association at its 27th Woman of the Year event at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Astellas Oncology C3 Prize™ to Bring Bright Ideas in Cancer Care to Life with $100,000 in Grants

Finalists invited to pitch ideas to panel of judges including Robert Herjavec, technology entrepreneur, passionate cancer caregiver and star of ABC's Emmy Award-winning hit television show Shark Tank
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BOSTON, April 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503) announced today the launch of the C3 Prize™, a challenge designed to inspire non-medicine innovations that improve the cancer care experience for patients, caregivers and loved ones. Entries will be accepted through August 8 and following a live pitch to a panel of judges including Robert Herjavec, star of ABC's Emmy Award-winning hit television show Shark Tank, three winners will be awarded a total of $100,000 in grants as well as membership to healthcare technology incubator MATTER to bring their ideas to life.

American Red Cross Receives New Emergency Response Vehicle Donation from Astellas

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CHICAGO, March 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The American Red Cross today recognized Astellas for its gift of a first-of-its-kind energy efficient emergency response vehicle, which is a high tech truck enabling the Red Cross to quickly provide food and supplies to people affected by disasters.

Astellas Promotes Catherine Wertjes to Head of Ethics & Compliance

Catherine Levitt Named Vice President, Legal, Astellas US
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas today announced the promotion of Catherine Wertjes to Head of Ethics & Compliance, with responsibility for ethics and compliance, anti-bribery and anti-corruption initiatives worldwide, effective April 1, 2016. She will be based at Astellas' headquarters for the Americas in Northbrook, Illinois and report to Yoshirou Miyokawa, Chief Compliance Officer.

Astellas Named to Corporate Knights’ 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Astellas has been named one of Corporate Knights' 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. Corporate Knights revealed this year’s honorees today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Corporate Knights analyzes data from all publicly traded companies with a market capitalization of at least US $2 billion. The organization analyzed data from 4,600 companies against their global industry peers on a list of 12 environmental and financial indicators.


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