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Promotion of Diversity

In 2012, Takeda announced its support for the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which are the joint creation of the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). Takeda follows the seven principles to enhance its initiatives for promoting the active participation of women in corporate activities. In Japan, Takeda is taking steps to develop and produce female management talent and has set specific numerical targets to help achieve this aim. In fiscal 2014, the percentage of women in managerial positions was 3.9%.

  • Women's Empowerment
    Empowerment refers to the ability of women to participate in various decision-making processes with the ability to choose and make decisions for themselves, both as individuals and within the context of social groups such as corporations and communities.

A networking meeting for female company executives

The President & CEO exchanges opinions with female company executives

Promotion of Diversity

Leveraging Employee Diversity for Our Growth

Diversity is one of the values in Takeda's corporate philosophy. By mutually understanding and respecting people of diverse age, gender, nationality, race, disability, and other backgrounds, we will foster a corporate culture that generates innovative ideas, and reflect new values in our management.

Initiatives in Japan

Diversity Vision

Diversity Promotion Symbol

The symbol represents Takeda continuing to grow in the future by promoting diversity.

In Japan, we are working 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 set out the Diversity Vision in Japan, and we continue to strengthen our initiatives going forward.

Diversity and Inclusion

In Takeda, we have set new KPI's towards diversity for the coming years (fiscal year 2016 to 2018).

Ratio of annual female manager appointments 30% FY2016
Turnover rate in first 10 years of career (Female/Male) Equal Rate FY2018
Amount of career experience needed to be promoted to managers (Female/Male) 10% of newly appointed managers will be less than 8 years into their career FY2016

Participation in Diversity Study Group

In its approach to diversity, Takeda has established links outside of the corporate group, such as participating with around 30 other companies in the Diversity Western-Japan Study Group, which works to promote networking and information sharing related to diversity promotion.