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Takeda Named 2023 Mass Save® Climate Leader for Outstanding Commitment to Energy Efficiency

October 4, 2023

Recognition highlights Takeda’s continued efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and leading the state to a clean energy future.

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 4, 2023 — Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is pleased to announce its Lexington site has been selected as a 2023 Mass Save® Climate Leader. Takeda is one of fourteen commercial and industrial organizations across the Commonwealth to receive this distinguished recognition.

“On behalf of Takeda, I am deeply honored to receive the 2023 Mass Save Climate Leader Award,” said James Hayes, head of environmental health and safety of Takeda. “This award serves as a testament to the collective commitment and dedication of our team and partners who have worked tirelessly towards the goal of mitigating climate change and promoting energy efficiency. It reinforces our belief that every small step taken toward environmental responsibility has a significant impact on our planet.”

Takeda has made significant investments in energy efficiency and sustainability across our Massachusetts buildings. Through leveraging financial and technical support provided by the Sponsors of Mass Save, we have been able to drastically reduce energy consumption and curb greenhouse gas emissions by over 8,000 tons CO2e annually. Specific projects include energy recovery, HVAC system controls and EMS, lighting and equipment upgrades, and electrification. Takeda’s recent virtual power purchasing agreement for 100% renewable energy avoids an additional 20,000 tons CO2e from these sites.

This award recognizes the efforts Takeda is taking to reach its ambitious environmental goals, including achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for scopes 1 and 2 before 2035, and for its entire value chain, including currently estimated1scope 3 GHG emissions, before 20402.

“The 2023 Climate Leaders recognize the importance of battling the climate crisis, having each taken crucial steps towards creating a sustainable future through increased energy efficiency,” said Christopher Porter, Director of Customer Energy Management at National Grid. “This year’s Climate Leaders exemplify the commitments necessary to achieve, and serve as a role model for, the Commonwealth’s clean energy economy and climate objectives. We appreciate the recipients’ efforts and look forward to continued collaboration with all our partners to achieve Massachusetts’ net-zero goals.”

About Takeda

Takeda is focused on creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. We aim to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments in our core therapeutic and business areas, including gastrointestinal and inflammation, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, oncology, neuroscience and vaccines. Together with our partners, we aim to improve the patient experience and advance a new frontier of treatment options through our dynamic and diverse pipeline. As a leading values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, we are guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Our employees in approximately 80 countries and regions are driven by our purpose and are grounded in the values that have defined us for more than two centuries. For more information, visit www.takeda.com.

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  1. A lack of transparency into, and a difficulty measuring, actual Scope 3 emissions remains an important challenge to overcome as part of these efforts.
  2. Takeda defines carbon neutrality and net zero emissions in accordance with The Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Additional information on our carbon neutrality efforts and other environmental sustainability programs is available at https://www.takeda.com/corporate-responsibility/reporting-on-sustainability/planet/.