All Takeda Group production and research sites in Japan and other countries are taking steps to reduce water consumption, including the introduction of equipment using recycled water. Following the integration of Nycomed, Takeda is diligently working to grasp the status of water usage in each area within its expanded commercial area of about 70 countries. We will roll out a range of measures in high-risk regions such as emerging markets.
Takeda has created a policy on biodiversity covering the entire Group consistent with the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which includes the international regime on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS)* for genetic resources. We are carrying out initiatives at each division based on this policy.
Since its establishment in 1933, Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation (Kyoto) has collected and used herbal and other plants with medicinal value from around the world. Currently, the garden grows more than 2,690 species of rare plants, including 101 endangered plant species, 68 varieties of which are herbal plants. The garden aims to increase the number of rare herbal plants in its care to 100.
In April 2011, Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation (Kyoto) launched a Fun with Nature Program for students of a local elementary school and their guardians.
Number of endangered plant species preserved in the Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation (Kyoto) as of March 31, 2012