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Approach to the Environment

Alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals


Takeda has actively engaged in environmental stewardship initiatives for almost 50 years, since establishing an Environmental Protection Committee in 1970.

The Takeda Environmental Action Plan specifies environmental issues and targets for the medium- and long-term to combat global warming and promote responsible use of natural resources. We review targets annually and continuously promote activities to achieve them, such as the CO2 roadmap created by our Energy Saving Working Group to increase sharing of environmental best practices among sites.

Goals and progress against them for our business, excluding the recent acquisition of Shire, are set out below. Our intent is to set new goals by the end of FY2019 that reflect the integration of Takeda and Shire and our ambition to lead a world-class environmental sustainability strategy.

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FY2020 Environmental Reduction Goals

Impact Area Reduction Goal Baseline Year Reduction Through
End of FY20182
Target Fiscal Year
CO2 Emissions 25% 2005 33.7% 2020
NOx Emissions1 20% 2005 59% 2020
SOx Emissions1 75% 2005 99.1% 2020
Fresh Water Use 30% 2005 48% 2020
Waste Sent to Landfill
(Japan only)
60% 2005 68.3% 2020

1 SULFUR OXIDES (SOX) AND NITROGEN OXIDES (NOX) RESULTING FROM VARIOUS ON-SITE COMBUSTION PROCESSES.
2 PERFORMANCE AGAINST GOALS EXCLUDES CONTRIBUTION FROM SHIRE ACQUISITION.