Osaka, Japan, 21 February, 2018 --- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited [TSE: 4502] (“Takeda”) today announced that its Sustainable Value Report 2017 received the Excellence Award in the Environmental Report Section of the 21st Environmental Communication Awards. The annual Awards are co-sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum*. Takeda has received a total of five Environmental Communication Awards, including the Excellence Award in 2011 and the Good Performance Award for three consecutive years from 2015 through 2017, in addition to this year’s award.
The Environmental Communication Awards recognize reports and other communications activity that contribute significantly to the advancement of environmental management and communication in business and improve the quality of environmental information disclosure.
Takeda was recognized for its established track record in sustainability and unwavering commitment to improving access to healthcare, guided by long-term international targets such as the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Takeda’s strong commitment to reducing CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030 and water usage by 30% by 2020 was also lauded.
Takeda strives towards better health and a brighter future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine and by putting patients at the center of every activity.
In line with this mission, Takeda’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributes to the lasting health of patients worldwide through long-term investments in disease prevention, capacity building, and access to healthcare, in partnership with the global community. As a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving people’s lives, Takeda remains committed to fulfilling its social responsibilities in response to global needs.
* The Global Environmental Forum is a non-profit environmental organization founded in 1990 to conduct scientific surveys and research on global environmental issues, disseminate and promote such issues to the public, and make policy recommendations.
About Takeda CSR Activities
Our CSR work puts patients at the center through long-term investments in disease prevention, capacity building, and access to healthcare, together with the global community. Our role as a good corporate citizen is important to us; these activities, together with our business activities, represent our firm commitment to a sustainable society. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com/corporate-responsibility/.
About Takeda’s Sustainable Value Report
Takeda’s annual Sustainable Value Report showcases how the company is addressing the world’s biggest challenges to sustainable development over the long-term. Data included are primarily non-financial, focusing on Takeda’s diverse Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments, as well as how CSR priorities are inextricably linked to the company’s DNA. Takeda leverages such benchmarks as the international integrated reporting framework of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), United Nations Global Compact’s advanced level assessment criteria, and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards to create a comprehensive report that incorporates high standards of transparency and disclosure, targeting a broad range of stakeholders. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com/corporate-responsibility/Sustainable-Value-Report/.