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Crisis Management

Takeda's Approach to Crisis Management

The prevention of emergency situations that could result in a considerable impact on our management, or responding immediately when such a situation occurs, is an important aspect of the Group’s corporate governance. Takeda has therefore been working to strengthen its crisis management function even further, in addition to ensuring adequate audits and other internal controls and promoting compliance on a Group-wide basis.
When implementing crisis management initiatives, it is important to act with fairness and integrity to ensure the Group’s employees and finances are safeguarded. This is also a responsibility that Takeda must fulfill toward its stakeholders, who include shareholders, customers, suppliers, employees, communities and society at large. Takeda has therefore formulated the “Takeda Group Global Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Policy,” as part of its response, to prevent the interruption of business activities in the event of any accident or disaster, or, where interruption is unavoidable, to resume business at the earliest opportunity, in addition to the existing “Takeda Group Global Crisis Management Policy” and “Policy on Crisis Management.”
Through these initiatives, Takeda will continue to fulfill its mission of maintaining a reliable supply of products.

Takeda Group Global Crisis Management Policy

Takeda strives to ensure that all possible preventive measures are taken to avoid potential crises in accordance with the “Takeda Group Global Crisis Management Policy,” which comprises basic policies, rules and standards for crisis management. The policy also underpins systems and operations we have put in place to respond to each type of crisis swiftly and appropriately. In this way, we aim to minimize any potential harm to employees, any impact on the Group’s finances, and any effect on society at large in the event of a crisis.

Scope of Crises as Defined in the Policy

Crises denote situations in which:

  • The life, personal safety, or human rights of management or employees is endangered by an incident or accident.
  • Serious damage is caused to company assets, business management, or business activities.
  • The reputation of the Group or public confidence in the Takeda brand is seriously damaged.
  • Shareholders, customers, business partners or the public are seriously affected.

Takeda's Crisis Management Structure

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and its Group companies are responsible for establishing their own crisis management systems, implementing preventive measures, and taking appropriate action if a crisis occurs. In the case of a crisis that has a major impact on the Group and requires Group-wide action, a “Global Crisis Management Committee” chaired by the President & CEO of Takeda coordinates a common understanding of the situation and any relevant information. The Committee directs each Group company to take countermeasures, later following up on the implementation of the countermeasures.