Diversity has been one of the Takeda Values in Takeda's corporate philosophy since 2010. By mutually understanding and respecting people of diverse age, gender, nationality, race, ability, and other backgrounds, we will foster a corporate culture that generates innovative ideas, and reﬂect new values in our management.
Specifically, along with actively recruiting diverse people of any nationality, we are also exchanging personnel between Japan and other regions. Our aim is to take advantage of Group-wide diversity, to build a framework for talent development so that leaders can perform successfully at a global level.
Under this system, which was established in Japan in fiscal 2011, employees selected from applications are assigned for around five years at overseas affiliated companies, mainly in emerging markets. There they learn to carry out their duties in the same way as local employees. At a time of historical change, when Takeda is stepping forward to become a truly global pharmaceutical company, it is supporting the passion of employees who have a desire to challenge themselves and seek their true potential on a new global stage.
In Japan, we have appointed a dedicated resource in the Human Resources Department to "attract and develop global talent," "support career development for female employees," "expand the work horizons of people with disabilities," "promote understanding and acceptance of diversity at each workplace and among individuals," and "support work-life balance." We continue to address these issues throughout the company.
In 2011, we redefined the Diversity Vision in Japan. By strengthening the initiatives going forward with the symbol mark showing that Takeda will continue to grow in the future, we will be accelerating diversity promotion.
Women's Leadership Exchange Breakfast
Deborah Dunsire, M.D., President & CEO
of Millennium (third from left)
Human Resources Department provides a program called WILL which offers female leaders various opportunities including mentoring, group and individual training, and networking with female senior management in Japan. In March 2012, WILL activity was listed on the World Economic Forum (WEF) website as "Developing Takeda women managers" along with "Takeda work-life balance solutions for Sales Division" as best practices for eliminating the gender gap.
24Number of participants in the WILL program for female leadership acceleration (2011)