Takeda Pharmaceutical

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Osaka, Japan

Climate Lobbying Overview: Takeda does not appear to be strategically engaged on specific climate change policies. The company has almost only disclosed its top-line position statements on climate. However, its position statement appear to be supporting the Paris Agreement goals, to keep climate change well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Takeda appears to have positive top-line messaging on climate policy. In its climate change statement from January 2020, which is posted on the corporate website, Takeda states support for the goals of the Paris Agreement and calls for strong government policies to keep warming ideally below 1.5°C. Takeda’s President and CEO, Christophe Weber, signed an open letter in June 2021 by the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders calling for governments to submit ambitious NDCs in advance of COP26. In June 2022, Masao Iwasaki Ph.D., the Representative Director and Member of the Takeda Board, Japan General Affairs became a co-chair for Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP), and in its press release, Iwasaki has showed the strong support towards the 1.5℃ goal of the Paris Agreement.

In the interview conducted by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun news article, Masato Iwasaki Ph.D., has expressed support towards implementation of carbon pricing as a way to “supply the renewable energy cheaply and in large quantities”

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: In June 2021, Takeda signed an open letter to world leaders by the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders which advocated for, among other policies, more ambitious energy efficiency standards, scaled-up renewable energy targets, and a GHG emissions reduction target of 50% by 2030.

Positioning on Energy Transition: In its January 2020 climate change position document on its corporate website, Takeda supports low-carbon technologies and the transition to a low-carbon economy. In June 2021, Takeda signed an open letter by the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders which advocated to world leaders to implement policies toward full decarbonization, including the phase-out of coal and the electrification of transportation.

Industry Association Governance: Takeda has not disclosed a full list of industry association membership in its corporate reporting, neither has it published a review of its alignment with industry associations on climate policy. In its response to the CDP 2021 Climate Change Information Request, Takeda disclosed its membership with the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and the European Federation of Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers and Associations, including details on how it attempts to influence the associations’ climate positions. Takeda remains a member of an industry associations engaged in negative climate lobbying, including Keidanren, while Masao Iwasaki Ph.D., the Representative Director and Member of the Takeda Board, Japan General Affairs holds a co-chair of one of the Japan’s most positive corporate climate coalition JCLP.

InfluenceMap collects and assesses evidence of corporate climate policy engagement on a weekly basis, depending on the availability of information from each specific data source (for more information see our methodology). While this analysis flows through to the company’s scores each week, the summary above is updated periodically. This summary was last updated in Q1 2023.

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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.