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Supplier Diversity

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Takeda is committed to fostering and maintaining relationships with small, minority, or women-owned businesses globally. Supplier Diversity is integrated into our overall Global Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) Strategy.

Partnering with a diverse range of suppliers provides overall value within our procurement process. It also contributes to our mission by giving Takeda access to new and innovative products and services while optimizing price, quality, and availability.

By creating economic opportunities for underrepresented communities through procurement of products and services from diverse suppliers, we can impact the societies where we live and work.  This ultimately impacts social determinants of health, leading to health equity.  

Our supplier diversity program is administered by Takeda's Supplier Environmental, Social, and Governance Group.  It is embedded into our Global Procurement Policy and our operations.  

Participation requests and questions about our Supplier Diversity program can be sent to: supplierdiversity@takeda.com.

Inclusion

  • We require inclusion of diverse suppliers for sourcing events within our Procurement Policy, and provide resources to find small and diverse suppliers
  • We advocate and are sponsors for current and prospective diverse suppliers with the company
  • We look for opportunities and innovative ways for further inclusion within our supply base and with our large and strategic suppliers
  • We host Supplier Days for our Procurement and Business stakeholders to meet current and prospective diverse suppliers

Definition

Diverse Suppliers are defined as: Any for-profit business that is at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by one of the following groups:

  • Women
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals
  • Veterans
  • People with disabilities
  • Businesses operating in economically-deprived areas
  • Small businesses, SME’s (small-medium enterprises)
  • Any group that a government deems to have minority status in the population

Our Engagement

Takeda is a partner with supplier and business diversity non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These partnerships create alignment to client engagement, best and next practices awareness, and support education and the diversity credential certification process.

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