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.

Astellas Named a Best Place to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality for Second Consecutive Year

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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.

Astellas Recognized as a Top 20 Place to Work by Chicago Tribune

Employees surveyed say company culture and inclusion are top in the area
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Astellas today was recognized as one of the top 20 large companies to work for in the Chicago area by Chicago Tribune. The list, based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, measured several key aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.

Astellas Named to 2015 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

Company recognized for perfect disclosure score for climate change information
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TOKYO, November 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Astellas Pharma Inc. (President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, “Astellas”) today announced that it has been named for the first time to the CDP1 Japan 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) in recognition of its perfect score on the disclosure of information related to climate change.

Astellas Pharma Employees Volunteer to Support Children and Adults with Disabilities in Chicagoland

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NORTHBROOK, Ill, Nov. 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Nearly 300 Astellas Pharma corporate services’ employees participated in a variety of activities on Oct. 28 to support the programming of Clearbrook, a Chicago-area nonprofit that provides services to people with disabilities.

Astellas Annual Report 2015: Changing Tomorrow

Latest report explores the company’s global CSR activities in FY 2014.
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Astellas recognizes Corporate Social Responsibility as its responsibility for any impact the company’s decisions and business activities have on society and the environment. Astellas’ latest Annual Report highlights the company’s CSR activities from this past year, including Changing Tomorrow Day – a global volunteer service initiative that was recently marked on Sept. 11 (see video). 


Astellas Changing Tomorrow Day 2015

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Astellas Pharma recently marked the company’s sixth annual Changing Tomorrow Day— a global volunteer service initiative — with employees lending their time to community-based organizations around Chicagoland. Between May 2015 and March 2016, Astellas is committed to achieving 10,000 volunteer hours across the Americas as part of a new initiative to multiply the impact of Changing Tomorrow Day by the “the power of 10,


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