SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 28, 2016/3BL Media/ – Astellas Farma Brasil (AFB) has placed #3 among the best companies to work for in the Brazilian pharmaceutical industry, according to the Great Place to Work(R) Institute’s latest rankings. The results are based on a survey of hundreds of pharmaceutical industry employees across Brazil.
“This recognition marks the third time Astellas has been named a top pharma industry work place in Brazil,” said Luiz Claudio Dutra, general manager, Astellas Farma Brasil. “This is a significant achievement for our company, and further validation of our efforts to create a best-in-class environment for employees.”
In 2015, AFB was honored by the Great Place to Work Institute as the number one place to work in the pharmaceutical industry and one of the top 20 small- to medium-sized companies to work for across all industries. AFB has increased its workforce by more than 30 percent in Brazil this past year driven by a strong culture based on the “The Astellas Way” – a philosophy that emphasizes a commitment to patients, ownership, results, openness and integrity.
AFB also recognizes the importance of balance between personal and professional life, and offers a number of programs to enhance quality of life for employees, including flexible hours. Recently, AFB was named one of the top scoring healthcare companies in IMS Health’s Development Index, which recognizes ethical pharmaceutical and hospital organizations.