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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


We strive to have a workforce as diverse as the patients we serve. We are committed to embracing differences, exploring possibilities and developing our colleagues. Our success depends on an inclusive environment where all colleagues are welcomed, empowered and inspired to use their unique voices and talents. This is how we’ll find innovative approaches to serve our patients, customers and communities.

Our goal is for every colleague at Takeda to enjoy the opportunity to thrive, develop and grow based on merit, potential and ambition, regardless of gender, age, nationality, race, religion, belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or lifestyle. We focus on the basics of diversity in the workplace like gender, age and race, and we also work to build “thought diversity.” We believe that our culture thrives because of our differences. This makes Takeda a unique and stimulating workplace and allows us to deliver on behalf of patients everywhere.





See more on the diversity of our Board of Directors and Executive Team


Our commitment continues

As a values-based company, Takeda has always worked to be a place where people feel safe and valued for their unique contributions. And through our Access to Medicines, Global CSR efforts and free medicines programs, we’re demonstrating our commitment to help underserved patients get the health care they need and deserve. We have more work to do, and we’re committed to bringing positive change internally and in our external ecosystem.

Along with our partners, we’re focused on building access to medicines. This commitment is throughout the entire life cycle of our medicines, from how to design and deliver clinical trials to how we make sure our medicines make it to patients who need them. We’re hiring a Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and putting a team in place to create a community of practice to grow and support the important anti-bias efforts underway across the organization.

Our colleague-led Takeda Resource Groups (TRGs) are expanding. Leadership and strategic support for their efforts is a priority for the next year. Across the company, we continue to focus on an inclusive culture and enhance our foundation by connecting it to everything we do, including our talent development and succession planning. In each country and site where we operate, there are teams and individuals focused on the important work of growing colleague diversity, ensuring equity and establishing inclusive programs, processes and platforms. This work has never been more important and is critical to ensuring we are an organization free of bias and as diverse as the patients we serve.

Takeda Resource Groups

TRGs are voluntary, colleague-led groups and consist of individuals with shared characteristics and life experiences, as well as allies and advocates who support the core values of the groups. TRGs offer colleagues community, camaraderie and connections to the organization, generating a sense of belonging. These groups work to enhance personal development and positively impact business outcomes and priorities. Takeda has 10 TRGs, which are led by colleagues around the world.

  • Black Leadership Council
  • Building Asian Leaders
  • EnAbles (colleagues with disabilities and allies)
  • Faith@Work
  • Gender Parity Takeda
  • Resource Group
  • IGNITE (young professionals)
  • IMPACTO (LatinX community)
  • PACT (working parents and caregivers)
  • STRIVE (military service-connected colleagues)
  • Take Pride (LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies)