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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Takeda UK

At Takeda we strive to have a workforce as diverse as the patients we serve.

At Takeda, our people are our top priority. We aim to create a diverse and inclusive organisation where people can thrive, grow and realise their potential while enabling our purpose.

Our values - Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance and our priorities, Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business - guide every decision we make and every action we take – it is who we are. Our success depends on fostering 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.

Takeda’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Council

Our employee-led DE&I Council’s mission is to embed DE&I into our organisation’s culture and ways of working. Aligned to our overall strategic priorities, the Council seeks to enable all colleagues to feel that they belong and can thrive at Takeda.

Our Council’s priorities are based on regular feedback from employees. We’ve made significant progress in measuring DE&I at Takeda, creating supportive and flexible working practices and policies and fostering greater understanding amongst our colleagues. We were delighted to have this work recognised at the Business Culture Awards, but we know our work isn’t done and we continue to support inclusion and a sense of belonging for all our colleagues at Takeda.

Takeda Resource Groups, allyship and networks

Takeda Resource Groups (TRGs) are voluntary, employee-led internal networks for individuals who share aspirations, characteristics, and life experiences, alongside allies and advocates for positive change. They are open to all employees.

Our Takeda Resource Groups

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Black Leadership Council (BLC)

The BLC focuses on promoting and fostering allyship, equity and fair representation for employees of black heritage by raising awareness of discrimination and encouraging inclusive behaviour for the benefit of all.

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Building Asian Leaders (BAL)

Building Asian Leaders strives to bring meaningful professional and personal development opportunities to Takeda UK and Ireland employees, with a specific focus on empowering the Asian community to grow as leaders in the workplace.

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Take Pride

Take Pride aims to ensure that in Takeda, our culture is an inclusive one, where every employee feels supported and respected regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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IGNITE aspires to empower, develop and promote Takeda's early career professionals through creating a community of likeminded individuals and allies to drive sustained change.

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Gender Parity Network (GPN)

The GPN vision is dedicated to driving gender parity across Takeda UK and Ireland, ensuring every colleague has equal opportunity regardless of gender or gender identity.

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EnAbles envisions an accessible workplace where all have the opportunity to realize their potential. Ensuring those living with physical, sensory or cognitive impairment whether personally, through a loved one or as an ally, are unencumbered by barriers.

Takeda Employee Society

The Takeda Employee Society is a society run by employees for employees. It delivers engaging initiatives to support the overall wellbeing of employees, through positive approaches to help employees thrive.

Providing opportunities to network, have fun, learn and give back to the wider community, the Takeda Employee Society supports all employees to feel a sense of emotional, physical and social wellbeing.

Date of Preparation: Jan 2024