COP28 Takeda

The Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation in Kyoto, Japan, includes 240 endangered or near-endangered species according to Japan’s Ministry of the Environment’s Red List.

The challenge:

Biodiversity refers to the variety of living species on Earth or within a particular ecosystem. Human activity is leading to biodiversity loss, and this will have negative impact on human health.

Therefore, Takeda is supporting biodiversity through responsible business practices and conservation efforts.

Using biodiversity assessments at all Takeda manufacturing sites globally, Takeda has identified five high priority sites with scope for improvement. Improving onsite wastewater pre-treatment and reducing freshwater withdrawal are two of the main opportunities, though other local initiatives have been implemented too.

For example, Takeda is working to protect three rare species at their Lessines, Belgium, site, including the Blue-winged Oedipodid (cricket), the wandering Andrena (solitary bee) and the Epipactis helleborine (flowering plant). This involves planting melliferous plants and indigenous trees, as well as creating ponds, installing beehives and planting a flower meadow.

Takeda has also established the Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation in Kyoto, Japan, which is a cultivation area for medicinal plants. The garden includes approximately 3,200 species of plants and 1,900 of these are medicinal, and around 240 are endangered or near-endangered according to Japan’s Ministry of the Environment’s Red List.

[Created 21 November 2023]

Takeda - since 2000, Takeda has been carbon neutral across its value chain

Takeda has accelerated its goal to achieve net-zero GHG emissions related to operations (scopes 1, 2) before 2035 and its entire value chain, including scope 3 GHG emissions, before 2040.

Takeda has achieved carbon neutrality for the first time in 2020 across its entire value chain, delivered by a continued focus on internal energy conservation measures, an increased use of renewable energy and the purchase of high-quality carbon offsets.

Takeda has also invested in water stewardship, responsible waste management and biodiversity, and incorporates sustainability principles into its product development stages to minimize the impact of products throughout their life cycles. 

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Last modified: 30 November 2023

Last reviewed: 30 November 2023