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Environmental Projects: A Snapshot


LA Solar Installation

Our Los Angeles, California, U.S., manufacturing facility is working to install a 64 kW rooftop solar panel system along with a 2 MWh Tesla Powerpack energy storage station. Once installation is completed in 2021, this investment in renewable energy will help lower electricity purchases by approximately 833 MWh annually and reduce associated GHG emissions by approximately 280 metric tonnes per year.

Transitioning From Air

Freight to Sea Freight Our Distribution & Logistics team now transports human albumin, the serum found in human blood, by sea versus air. In 2019, Takeda received temperature validations from the first sea shipments, reporting the successful transportation of the albumin within the required temperature range. This opens the possibility for further transitions to sea freight, which could reduce GHG emissions by 8,000 tonnes per year.



BioLife Cloud Migration 

In our industry-leading BioLife plasma donation centers, we have introduced a new digital strategy in part to speed up Takeda’s cloud data migration. We began our journey to the cloud in 2019, which reduced the number of servers in our data centers and at BioLife facilities. As part of the strategy, we also plan to replace hardware throughout the business with more efficient devices, aiming to
complete the entire project in 2022. Once complete, the project will contribute to the reduction of Takeda’s overall data center power consumption by 80% and carbon emissions by 85% (more than 1,400 tonnes) through cloud migration and hardware upgrades.

Manufacturing Facilities:

Asker, Norway

Installing new, energy-efficient, watercooled air compressors resulting in 156,000 kWh savings annually. The new air compressors will also recycle heat that will be used to warm the site's warehouse, providing an additional energy savings of 235,000 kWh per year. Once fully operational the new system will reduce GHG emissions by over 90 MTCO2e per year.

Bray, Ireland

Switched its electricity supply to 100% renewable wind energy, resulting
in a 56% reduction in the site’s GHG footprint. The site is working on achieving additional GHG reductions through equipment upgrades and energy efficiency projects.

Grange Castle, Ireland

Switched its electricity supply to 100% renewable wind energy. The site also upgraded steam traps to reduce steam wastage and replaced old, inefficient lighting with new LED lighting throughout the site, resulting in 750 MTCO2e saved annually.

Hikari Plant, Japan

Reduced GHG emissions by more than 600 metric tons per year by upgrading the site's cooling system to a more energy-efficient centrifugal water chilling unit.

Linz, Austria

Implemented a number of initiatives that will help reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions including installing new roof insulation, triple glazed windows and several charging stations to encourage electric vehicle use.

Los Angeles, U.S.

GHG emissions have been reduced by nearly 7,600 metric tonnes since FY2016 through improved operational efficiency from replacing aging operations and the site's continual pursuit of energy-reduction projects.

Oranienburg, Germany

Powered by 100% renewable electricity, the site has installed new, energyefficient cold water circulation pumps for an annual savings of 90,000 kW.

Tianjin Plant, China

Reduced the need for conventional electricity and lowered GHG emissions by installing onsite solar panels that generate 936 MWh of energy annually.

Yaroslavl, Russia

Installed natural gas-based HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system, reducing GHG emissions by approximately 20% over the previous system