09:08 uur 19-09-2019

Takeda opgenomen in de 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

  • Ook genoemd in de Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index voor het 10e achtereenvolgende jaar
  • Bereikt meer dan het dubbele van de gemiddelde duurzaamheidsscore van de farmaceutische industrie
  • Aantoonbare significante jaar-op-jaar groei in score voor strategie om de toegang tot geneesmiddelen te verbeteren

OSAKA, Japan-(BUSINESS WIRE)- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) kondigde vandaag aan dat het is opgenomen in de Dow Jones Sustainability World Index van 2019, waarmee het meer dan het dubbele van de gemiddelde algemene industriële score wordt behaald. Daarnaast werd Takeda voor het 10e achtereenvolgende jaar opgenomen in de Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index. De Dow Jones Sustainability Indices zijn een onafhankelijke indicatie van de sterke prestaties van de onderneming op het gebied van milieu, maatschappij en bestuur (ESG).

Takeda Recognized in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

  • 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–(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:

Name of

Index or Rating




History of


FTSE4Good Developed Index

FTSE Russell


15th consecutive year

MSCI ESG Leaders Index



10th consecutive year

Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment


Forum Ethibel


From July 2017

Prime Status



2nd consecutive year

Industry Mover Sustainability Yearbook

Award 2019



From February 2019

Global 100 Most Sustainable

Corporations in the World Index

Corporate Knights


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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