Astellas recognizes the importance of sustainability from a Global perspective, and we promote each of our social and environmental initiatives and are strengthening our governance. We believe that building the trust of stakeholders through maximizing positive societal impact will, in turn, make Astellas more sustainable.
To further support Astellas’ Social Responsibilities across the entire supply chain, it is important for us to conduct our Procurement activities with respect for compliance. To achieve this goal, Astellas has formulated the Basic Policy for Procurement Activities, as well as the Astellas Business Partner Code of Conduct.
We also undertake measures related to sustainable procurement globally in order to build a sound network for business activities.
Astellas expects its Suppliers to meet or exceed all applicable laws and regulations that are in place in the countries where Astellas and Suppliers operate. We encourage Suppliers to go beyond legal compliance by committing to meet relevant international standards and devote to continuous improvement.
The standards set forth in this Code of Conduct are intended to serve as guidance as you fulfill your role as an Astellas Supplier.
They are not intended to change or replace any specific contractual requirements. Rather, this Supplier Code of Conduct establishes the basic principles for business behavior which Astellas expects from its Suppliers. If Suppliers have agreed to stricter or more detailed requirements than this Code of Conduct, then we expect them to meet those contractual provisions.