At Takeda we are accelerating our target to achieve net-zero before 2035 for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated both directly and indirectly (scopes 1 and 2). For emissions generated through the purchase, use and disposal of our products (estimated scope 3), we are committing to achieve net-zero before 2040.
To understand the significance of being net-zero and these new targets, it’s helpful to know what we’ve already done.
Since 2020, Takeda has been carbon neutral, which means we’ve minimized fossil fuel reliance and invested in projects that prevent emissions – such as renewable energy or forest protection projects – to compensate for the remaining emissions.
“Net-zero” goes much further than that. It means eliminating at least 90% of carbon emissions and then taking the additional step of removing the residual emissions by investing in direct carbon capture projects or growing entirely new forests.
Our new targets enable us to remove carbon earlier, put us on a path to protect the planet, and make our climate stance the most aggressive among our peers.
“And importantly,” says Takako Ohyabu, Chief Global Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer, “it furthers our purpose-led sustainability journey – how we meet patients’ needs over the long-term while creating greater societal value by growing our business.”
 Takeda defines “net-zero” in accordance with the Science Based Targets initiative Corporate Net-Zero Standard and follows the GHG Protocol for carbon neutrality.
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