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Emissions Reduction Targets Approved by Science Based Target Initiative

Takeda has received approval by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for its emission reduction targets. The approval from SBTi recognizes the targets as being science-based and consistent with reductions required to limit the rise in global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

To deliver on these targets Takeda aims to:

  • Reduce energy consumption through conservation and efficiency measures;
  • Invest in renewable energy to decarbonize operations; and
  • Work with suppliers to help them reduce their own climate impacts.

In addition, Takeda will establish an advisory council consisting of external environmental sustainability experts to advise on Takeda’s commitment to offset any Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions that may be unavoidable.

“Takeda has actively engaged in environmental initiatives for almost 50 years, and we are proud that our emissions reductions targets are in line with climate science, so that we can continue to build on the environmental progress we have made,” said Thomas Wozniewski, Global Manufacturing and Supply Officer, Takeda. “Our targets support our commitment to becoming carbon neutral across our value chain in 2020 through the use of renewable energy and verified carbon offsets, and to becoming carbon neutral by 2040 in our operations by reducing our company-wide emissions down to zero.”

Recognizing that climate change poses risks to human health, including the spread of infectious diseases, Takeda has made environmental efforts a business priority. In January 2020, Takeda announced its new Carbon Neutrality Strategy, committing to becoming carbon neutral with zero emissions in its company-wide operations by 2040. Takeda intends to do this by eliminating all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations (Scopes 1 and 2), working with its suppliers to set science-based targets to significantly reduce their own emissions (Scope 3), and addressing remaining Scope 3 emissions through carefully selected verified carbon offsets.

“The link between climate change and public health is well documented,” says Deborah Donovan, Global Head Environment, Health and Safety, Takeda. “As a leading global healthcare company, taking responsibility for the environment is aligned with our values and motivates us to act urgently on climate change.”

The Science Based Targets initiative is a collaboration between Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and champions science-based target setting as a powerful way to transition to a low-carbon economy.

For more information on Takeda’s Carbon Neutrality Strategy go to: https://www.takeda.com/corporate-responsibility/environment/commitment-to-carbon-neutrality-at-takeda/
To learn more about SBTi: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/