OSAKA, Japan, September 13, 2022—Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced four new partnerships to its Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program, which makes long-term commitments to strengthen healthcare for people in developing and emerging countries. Even the best clinics and hospitals are unable to offer consistent, appropriate, quality care if people cannot access them; a strong health workforce, sustainable supply chains, appropriate resources, and much more are key to building accessible health systems. Takeda’s workforce is a critical part of the annual decision-making process as more than 23,000 employees voted to select Ipas, Plan International, Pure Earth and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as the FY2022 Global CSR Program partners.
Since launching in 2016, Takeda’s Global CSR Program has committed a total of JPY 19.7 billion (Approx. USD 140.7 million) to 19 international and non-governmental organizations on 24 long-term programs that address more than 23 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Targets in 79 countries. Takeda’s commitments to these new partners in FY2022 include:
In addition to our FY22 Global CSR Program partners, a portion of the 2022 Global CSR Program has focused on supporting humanitarian efforts across the globe. Takeda is committing JPY 300 million (Approx. USD 2.14 million) to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support the roll-out of the organization’s electronic Personal Health Record (e-PHR) tool for migrants displaced by conflict and crises. The tool will be deployed in Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Yemen and enables the recording of and access to medical history, diagnoses, and symptoms across borders, health systems, and languages. This digital solution aims to reach over 83,000 beneficiaries and will help enhance knowledge about migrants’ health needs and strengthen national and cross-border disease surveillance and increase response capacities by making health assessment records available in transit and destination countries.
“We are proud to partner with Ipas, Plan International, Pure Earth and UNPFA to directly respond to some of the most disenfranchised populations’ immediate needs by helping to create infrastructures and systems that effectively address root causes,” says Takako Ohyabu, Takeda’s chief global corporate affairs and sustainability officer. “These partnerships help reduce life-threatening emergency issues while transforming the daily lives of people and the planet. As a 240-year-old company, we know sustainable impact takes time and we take a long-term view. We also know some of the most enduring, innovative solutions are brought to life through partnerships. We embark on these efforts with our values at heart, enabling our employees to have a direct say in how we tackle these critical global health issues to ultimately help us better serve and empower these communities to be ready for the future.”
Each program supports health system strengthening in unique ways and aligns with countries’ national health needs. These four- to 10-year funding commitments reflect that there are no quick fixes to some of the most complex and longstanding challenges facing health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
This year’s partners shared:
Takeda’s Global CSR Program partnerships have made notable progress since it was initiated in 2016 having:
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