For more than 230 years, Takeda has served society with innovative medicines and helped patients improve their quality of life. We are determined to help even more people enjoy their lives to the fullest. To achieve this, Takeda has made Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) not just a part of our culture, but an essential component of our corporate vision for long-term growth, innovation, and success.
To optimize the impact and relevance of our diversity and inclusion strategy, we seek the varied viewpoints of the stakeholders in our ecosystem – including those of our patients, communities, and employees. Applying these collective insights better enables us to inspire tomorrow’s healthcare innovations, as well as creates a more inclusive work environment for our employees to grow and flourish.
One key achievement from our U.S. D&I Council was the establishment and governance for hosting Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs consist of individuals with shared characteristics and life experiences, as well as their advocates and allies. These groups work to enhance career development, foster personal development, and positively contribute to business outcomes.
Thanks to the tremendous grassroots energy shown by employees, six ERGs have already been established and are open to all U.S.-based employees:
ACCE helps employees reach their full potential by providing professional development, coaching, and mentoring opportunities to African American/Black employees at Takeda. We seek to enhance relationships, advocacy and education through community outreach, recruitment, and retention/engagement.
La Voz seeks to provide an inclusive environment where members can discuss issues facing Latinos—such as addressing under-representation in STEM/Healthcare, providing a network for opportunities & leadership roles, and developing a relationship with the Latino community.
PACT is an inclusive community of Takeda employees that seeks opportunities for members to exchange ideas, resources, and experiences and provide Takeda with an internal resource for feedback on corporate initiatives and practices that impact working parents and caregivers.
STRIVE seeks to enhance camaraderie and networking among military service-connected employees, contribute to business outcomes and leadership development for all employees, and create awareness of veterans and military organizations in our community.
Take Pride serves as a visible and accessible resource for all Takeda employees – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity – to ensure that Takeda’s LGBTQ employees and allies feel safe, respected, and supported.
WIN is dedicated to advancing women at Takeda by providing a strong network of professional resources, creating a forum to share ideas and encouragement that fosters the development of leaders at all levels, and championing the continued growth of women as business, civic and family leaders.
Respect for all individuals is one of Takeda’s core values. Employee survey feedback recognizes the company’s commitment to this and it is a key contributor to our multiple workplace awards. Current programs that further these goals include:
• Diverse recruiting initiatives and partnerships
• Cross-cultural awareness training and resources
• Flexible employee policies and programs
• Healthcare Business Women’s (HBA) mentor program
• Performance-based recognition
• Community outreach programs
• Supplier diversity programs
• Cross-functional U.S. Diversity Council and Field Task Force
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