As the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues, we are announcing an update to our company position in Russia.
Takeda has taken further action to discontinue activities in Russia that are not essential to maintaining supply of medicines to patients and providing ongoing support to our employees. This includes suspending all new investments, suspending advertising and promotion, not initiating new clinical trials and stopping enrollment of new patients in ongoing clinical trials.
Our focus only on essential activities is consistent with our values and ethical responsibility to our patients in Ukraine, Russia and the region who depend on our treatments. Notwithstanding, we are adhering to all international sanctions imposed on Russia.
We will be increasing our humanitarian relief efforts, including monetary and medicine donations to benefit people affected by the conflict in Ukraine, and we will continue to assess new ways to provide support as we look to meet the needs of patients across the region.
Takeda will continue to monitor the situation closely and take appropriate actions grounded in our values.
March 10, 2022
We are heartbroken by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and the impact on people living within the country and those who have had to flee their homes.
Our commitment to patients, regardless of where they live, and to our people is unwavering and is even more important in times of crisis. We are making every effort to protect our colleagues in Ukraine and to continue to supply patients in Ukraine and in the region with much needed treatments.
We are supporting the global humanitarian efforts by contributing JPY 300 million (approx. $2.6 million USD) to The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which is actively providing urgent local humanitarian support to people displaced and impacted by the conflict. We are also donating medicines to hospitals working to provide care around the clock to patients in need, and will continue to evaluate ways to provide additional support services for patients and the treatment community. Our colleagues around the world are helping those in need in Ukraine by contributing with their personal donations to several local and global non-governmental organizations.