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Environmental Initiatives

Building for a Sustainable Future

Takeda strives to reduce its environmental footprint wherever possible and has earned three international distinctions for its practices.

LEED Certifications

The Takeda Deerfield headquarters and its construction were designed under the guidelines of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is an internationally recognized third-party certification program for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions of high performance green buildings. LEED encourages a holistic integrated design approach from start to finish, resulting in buildings with lower negative impact on occupants and the environment and a positive impact for owners.

Reinforcing Takeda’s commitment to the environment, Takeda was awarded Gold Certification and joined the other “greenest” buildings in the country with leading-edge systems for designing, constructing and operating. At the time of certification, the Deerfield campus was:

  • •    The only pharmaceutical office in Illinois to achieve this designation.
  • •    One of only five Gold LEED-certified buildings in Illinois.
  • •    One of only 205 Gold LEED-certified buildings in the United States.

In 2012, the Takeda Center for Child Development (TCCD), an on-site childcare facility for employees’ children, received LEED Silver certification. The TCCD joins an elite group of private child care facilities world-wide – only about a dozen – that are certified under new LEED standards.

Energy Star Certification

As further evidence of Takeda’s deep commitment to environmental responsibility, the Deerfield campus has earned the prestigious Energy Star certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Energy Star certification is an international standard for energy efficient U.S. buildings and consumer products.

The EPA’s Energy Star benchmarking system evaluates building energy performance. Energy consumption is calculated using 12 months of total energy data submitted by the occupant, plus findings from onsite inspection by a third-party engineer. From this, an Energy Star score is derived representing the percentile performance above other comparable buildings. For example, Takeda earned a score of 80, which means the building is performing better than 80 percent of all similar buildings. To put this in perspective, a rating of 50 is average and a 75 is Energy Star-eligible.

To learn more about Takeda's commitment to the environment, click here.

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