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.
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.
Nominations now being accepted for the award, which will be presented in December at a special event in Aspen, Colorado
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Catherine Levitt Named Vice President, Legal, Astellas US
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.
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.
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Astellas Pharma achieved a perfect score on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the second consecutive year. The CEI is a national benchmarking tool used to rate companies on policies and practices concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employee equality.