Astellas is committed to nurturing a diverse workforce because we know that an employee population with unique skills and different experiences can create better solutions for patients and stakeholders.
Our definition of diversity includes all of the characteristics that make individuals both unique and distinct – whether visible or not. We believe that our expertise, combined with the novel approaches and unique experiences of our employees, brings value to our organization.
We are proud to support seven dynamic employee resource groups (ERGs) focused on empowering employees to establish diverse and inclusive support communities within the organization.
- African American ERG
- Asian ERG
- Hispanic ERG
- LGBTQ ERG
- Military ERG
- Leadership, Education & Allies for Disabilities ERG
- Stellar Women’s ERG
Since their inception, the ERGs have been coordinating a variety of events like educational courses on retirement planning for women, town halls featuring prominent guest speakers and numerous development classes focused on helping minority employees navigate distinct challenges they might encounter.
Astellas has committed itself to fostering workplace development, diversity, and inclusion at Astellas and across the biotechnology industry. We are dedicated to being at the forefront of efforts to develop a diverse and talented global workforce. We also support the WDDI principles adopted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), which you can learn more about at https://www.bio.org/diversity.