Also named in Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for 10th Consecutive Year
Achieved more than double the average pharmaceutical industry sustainability score
Demonstrated significant year-over-year growth in score for strategy to improve access to medicines
OSAKA, Japan-Thursday 19 September 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced that it has been named in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, achieving more than double the average overall industry score. In addition, Takeda was named for the 10th consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are an independent indication of the Company’s strong corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.
“Takeda’s commitment to creating and preserving value through environmental, social and governance initiatives is an important part of our role as a patient-centric and values-based global biopharmaceutical leader,” said Christophe Weber, President and CEO. “We understand the significance of sustainable business practices, and we are proud to be recognized for Takeda’s global impact and long-term commitment to building a brighter future.”
Takeda achieved more than double the average pharmaceutical industry sustainability score. Its strong scores in climate strategy and eco-efficiency support Takeda’s approach that a proactive environmental program focused on reducing environmental impacts leads to tangible economic benefits. Takeda also achieved double-digit year-over-year growth in its score for access to medicines – more than triple the industry average – based on its strategies to help strengthen evolving healthcare systems and tackle barriers that limit patient access.
In addition to Dow Jones World and Asia Pacific Indices, Takeda has been selected by multiple benchmark ESG indices and recognitions:
Index or Rating
FTSE4Good Developed Index
15th consecutive year
MSCI ESG Leaders Index
10th consecutive year
Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment
From July 2017
2nd consecutive year
Industry Mover Sustainability Yearbook
From February 2019
Global 100 Most Sustainable
Corporations in the World Index
4th consecutive year
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Rare Diseases, and Neuroscience. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.
For more information, visit www.takeda.com
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 CSR/ESG (sustainability) commitments, as well as how CSR/ESG 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/.
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